A 12-year-old girl from the housing projects discovers her brother was more than he seemed … And so is she. A gripping, fun, heartfelt new fantasy for an upper middle-grade audience.
Quinton Peters was the golden boy of the Rosewood City 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 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, dwarfs, aliens 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 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 for Amari, with signs like Department of Hidden Places this way, or is it? If all that wasn’t enough, every Bureau trainee has a talent that is enhanced to supernatural levels to help them do their jobs – but Amari’s talent, when it’s revealed, is illegal. As if she needed something else to make her stand out.
With an evil magician 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.
- Publication Date:
- 20 / 01 / 2021
- 128 x 198mm
Amari and the Night Brothers is an incredible story about the importance of family, friendship and loyalty. Follow along as Amari attempts to figure out what really happened to her older brother, Quinton. During this process Amari learns there is so much more to our world and Quinton ins't just another kid from the projects who skipped out of town. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and Nevermoor. - Emily (QBD)
Amari is a 12 year old black girl living in low income housing with her single mum. She has always felt like an outsider, and with her older star child brother missing, she doesn't understand why no one cares and no one is looking for him. What Amari didn't expect was a secret world of magic inside a suitcase in her brother's room, which may have clues to her brother's disappearance. A great read - Emily (QBD)
This novel is a huge adventure that takes you on a wonderful ride through a magical world. Amari is a strong, independent girl full of magic and courage. She is a misfit in the 'real world' and becomes a bigger misfit in her new magical world.
This novel touches on many relevant topics including bullying, discrimination and standing up for yourself in the right way.
Better than Harry Potter! - Tracey (QBD)
When Amari Peters older brother goes missing, things just don't seem to add up, that is, until she receives a delivery.
Inside the mysterious package she went looking for answers, but it only gave her more questions.
Determined to find out the truth, Amari embarks on an adventure, discovering a new supernatural world. - Kylie (QBD)