Amari and the Great Game

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Our family loved the first book in this series, Amari and the Night Brothers. When my kids heard that there was another book coming out, and that we didn’t have to wait for the release date, they were all in. I won’t try to describe the volume, but understand there was high-pitched squealing. Now, as an adult reading the books with my kids, I have to say the first book was absolutely fantastic. Enjoy reading different voices? The book has it. Want action and adventure? It’s there. Magic and fantasy? Galore. I will admit to feeling a bit of trepidation about the second book.

My kids loved the first book so much, how was the sequel going to stand up to it? And then B.B. Alston did it again. Not only was Amari and the Great Game as good as the first book, it surpassed it. There were giggles and gasps. The shift in main characters made me love them, and the book, even more.

I look forward to even more character development in the third book, which my children are now anxiously awaiting.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by HarperCollin’s Children’s Books.

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