An exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy.
A young girl must earn a spot at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs in order to find her missing brother—only to discover that her unprecedented levels of potential and power have marked her as a suspect in the ongoing fight against an evil magical threat. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.
Amari Peters has never stopped believing her missing brother, Quinton, is alive. Not even when the police told her otherwise, or when she got in trouble for standing up to bullies who said he was gone for good.
So when she discovers a ticking briefcase in his closet containing a nomination for a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she’s certain the secretive organization holds the key to locating Quinton—if only she can wrap her head around the idea of magicians, fairies, aliens, and other supernatural creatures all being real.
It's tough to be a magic book in the post Harry Potter era, but B.B. Alston brings something fresh and welcome to the genre. Highly recommended for ages 10 & up and as a family fantasy read-together.—Angela & Tara
Update: Fall 2022
Amari the the Great Game ( Book 2) Now available!