About the Book
"Sharp, funny and brightly imaginative - a big adventure filled with magic and heart" - Jessica Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of the Nevermoor series
"Amari is magical" - Angie Thomas, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give
An epic middle grade supernatural adventure series, soon to be a major movie starring Marsai Martin.
Perfect for readers aged 8+ and fans of Percy Jackson, Nevermoor and Men in Black! Amari Peters knows three things. Her big brother Quinton has gone missing.
No one will talk about it. His mysterious job holds the secret ... So when Amari gets an invitation to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she's certain this is her chance to find Quinton.
But first she has to get her head around the new world of the Bureau, where mermaids, aliens and magicians are real, and her roommate is a weredragon. Amari must compete against kids who've known about the supernatural world their whole lives, and when each trainee is awarded a special supernatural talent, Amari is given an illegal talent - one that the Bureau views as dangerous. With an evil magician threatening the whole supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking she is the 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 ...
B. B. Alston lives in Lexington, SC. Amari and the Night Brothers is his debut middle grade novel. When not writing, he can be found eating too many sweets and exploring country roads to see where they lead.
Cover artwork from rising star artist Brittany Jackson.
It's been a while since I stayed up late to finish a book. I remember getting to page 12 and thinking, this is a book I won't be able to put down!
This magical story deals with grief and identity via the story of a girl who discovers that not everyone is who they appear to be. There is a magical world intertwined which remains hidden from humans.
With themes of racism, loyalty and friendship I can see this being a huge hit in school.