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Amari and the Night Brothers: Supernatural Investigations, Book 1

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Girl finds her magic in fun fantasy full of surprises.

Book B.B. Alston Fantasy 2021
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

super great!

This book was incredible, it had a great story line and detail. There were some dark parts like when the girl drew Amari with x eyes and dead. Although that part is very quick and lasts only one sentince. Another intense time is when Amari goes to talk with Mourea and it a little scary but nothing I could not handle. Overall I love this book, So far I am at page 290 in just 3 days and it just sucks me in.

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Kids say (13 ):

This fun fantasy is masterfully crafted! Amari and the Night Brothers brings delicious tension to every chapter, and to almost every paragraph. The story world created by first-time author B.B. Dalton is complete on its own terms and offers obvious parallels to our real world, covering topics like privilege, grief, the search for identity, and the anxiety many teens experience about having to grow up at all. The first of a planned three-book series, this opener provides a satisfying resolution on its own and leaves enough threads to make readers want more of Amari and a few other characters.

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