Amari and the Night Brothers

Amari and the Night Brothers

Quinton Peters was the golden boy of the Rosewood low-income housing projects, receiving full scholarship offers to two different Ivy League schools. When he mysteriously goes missing, his little sister, 13-year-old Amari Peters, can’t understand why it’s not a bigger deal. Why isn’t his story all over the news? And why do the police automatically assume he was into something illegal?

Then Amari discovers a ticking briefcase in her brother’s old closet. A briefcase meant for her eyes only. There was far more to Quinton, it seems, than she ever knew. He’s left her a nomination for a summer tryout at the secretive Bureau of Supernatural Affairs. Amari is certain the answer to finding out what happened to him lies somewhere inside, if only she can get her head around the idea of mermaids, dwarves, yetis and magicians all being real things, something she has to instantly confront when she is given a weredragon as a roommate.

Amari must compete against some of the nation’s wealthiest kids—who’ve known about the supernatural world their whole lives and are able to easily answer questions like which two Great Beasts reside in the Atlantic Ocean and how old is Merlin? Just getting around the Bureau is a lesson alone for Amari with signs like ‘Department of Hidden Places this way, or is it?’ If that all wasn’t enough, every Bureau trainee has a talent enhanced to supernatural levels to help them do their jobs – but Amari is given an illegal ability. As if she needed something else to make her stand out.

With an evil magican threatening the whole supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking she is an enemy, Amari has never felt more alone. But if she doesn’t pass the three tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton.

Title:Amari and the Night Brothers
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062975164
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    Amari and the Night Brothers Reviews

  • B.B. Alston

    I hope you all like it!...

  • Gavin

    A truly imaginative and explosive start to what promises to be an exciting new middle grade series to watch out for!Amari has felt rather lost since the disappearance of her brother, but when she disc...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    *climbs to the very top of a mountain, inhales and screams*: I LOVE THIS BOOOOOOOK.Amari and the Night Brothers has the potential to be the next big series - yes, it is really that good.- Follows Amar...

  • Whispering Stories

    Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.comA magical world hidden from the everyday person. A world where ‘other beings’ live amongst us. A bureau designed to look after and protect both the humans...

  • Fanna

    ↣ an early digital copy received via netgalley June 16, 2020: The cutest, prettiest, magical cover of this book has just been revealed and it's UMMM, PERFECTTTT....

  • Olivia

    This MG novel is incredibly well written and easy to read. Alston nailed Amari's voice and made her an incredibly funny, yet empathic character. He created a magical journey, one that I hope many youn...

  • TL

    *Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own.*Well written story that is well thought out and fun. Amari is a great heroine ...

  • Cortney

    Amari And The Night Brothers is a magical journey for modern times. A delightful and joyous experience about finding the courage to embrace your destiny and forge your own path regardless of the obsta...

  • Toya (the reading chemist)

    Life for 12 year old Amari Peters is difficult to say the least. She’s a Black girl being raised in low income housing by a single mom that works 60+ hours per week. She attends an elite school on s...

  • Sophie Anderson

    A breathtakingly exciting and imaginative adventure, with a brilliant, relatable heroine and deft, positive messages about privilege and prejudice, courage and integrity. I loved it!...