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B. B. Alston

Forfatter af Amari and the Night Brothers

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Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood (2021) — Bidragyder — 169 eksemplarer

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20th Century
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male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Millington, Tennessee, USA
Bopæl
South Carolina, USA

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Gr 3–7—Amari's older brother has mysteriously disappeared, and the only clue to his whereabouts is a ticking
briefcase in his closet. This leads Amari on an adventure to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, where she
encounters a plethora of fantastical creatures, as well as many friends and foes. This action-packed adventure story
brimming with magical creatures, friendship, and a healthy dose of #BlackGirlMagic is guaranteed to thrill fantasy
fans.
NB: Part of a series.
 
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BackstoryBooks | 34 andre anmeldelser | Apr 1, 2024 |
This sequel did not disappoint! Amari is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite MG fantasy series. Just like the first book, this one hooks you in right from the start and keeps you wanting to turn the pages until you get to the end. I can't wait for book 3! With the way things ended, I need my hands on that book NOW! Definitely another fav book of 2022!


Content Warnings: Bullying, racism (magical racism between the magicians/"unwanteds" and the rest of the supernatural world), classism, emotional abuse & manipulation, abuse of power by an authority figure, medical abuse, and war.… (mere)
 
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VanessaMarieBooks | 9 andre anmeldelser | Dec 10, 2023 |
A little too much Dylan (though I enjoyed him) but an ultimately charming story! I can't wait for the movie version Marsai Martin's production company is working on.
 
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DestDest | 34 andre anmeldelser | Nov 26, 2023 |
Lovely cover but the pacing felt off with this one. The brunt of the story is Amari faces magician prejudice worries about brother miscommunication with Elsie rinse and repeat until the end.

I was glad to learn more about Maria and VanQuish, but Jayden (Amari's friend from her neighborhood) seemed underused as well as the new character Tristian (who was very one-note). I hope to see more of Jayden in the other books.

Also, I'm not entirely against... Lara redemption. It's good for kids to know you can always make a change for the better, but I don't see how Amari is friends with her horrid former bully. I'm all for being cordial and forgiveness is good, but no way would we be besties. it's just not realistic.

I would've believed Lara's change more if I saw the seedlings in this book before fully developing and her apologizing in book 3. Felt slightly rushed but kids may think differently


Overall, very slow-moving (and at times repetitive), but I’m happy to see another Amari book. The last 25% was much more engaging than the first 75%, and the ending promises to ramp things up in the next book.

Amari and the Night Brothers Review
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DestDest | 9 andre anmeldelser | Nov 26, 2023 |

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