If you could see one thing from the supernatural world what would it be?
I am absolutely in love with the world B.B. Alston has created. This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, and I am so happy it lived up to my expectations.
Amari is such an amazing character, resilient and loyal, that you cannot help but get attached to her. I can’t wait to go on more adventures with her. When her brother goes missing, Amari refuses to give up on him. She will bring him home. When she discovers he had secretly been working at the Bureau of Supernatural affairs and nominated her for the summer camp, she jumped at the opportunity to investigate. But Amari soon found that the supernatural world and the real world can be equally prejudice.
Alston writes in such a captivating manner, I simply couldn’t put it down. I adore this world and detail that went into creating it. From the talking elevators to the individual departments. This world is vivid and bright and pulls you in! It is a must read for young and old.
About this book:
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.
The sequel Amari and the Great Game should be hitting the shelves February 2022