December 12th, 2020
| Published: January 21st 2021 by Egmont Books |
| Genre: Fantasy |
| Themes: Magic, Family |
| Age: Middle Grade |
| Length: 416 Pages |
| ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ |
I feel so lucky to be one of the bloggers part of this huge blog tour for this amazing book! A massive thank you to The_writereads and EgmontBooks for inviting me and sending me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
What Is It About?
Amari is having a tough time in school after her brother goes mysteriously missing without a trace. After one incident too many, Amari loses her scholarship she needed to attend the private school.
When she arrives home there’s a mysterious email sent to her about her brother telling her to look in his wardrobe, where she finds a ticking briefcase which will send her on a journey of magic and supernatural beings.
What Did I Think?
When I first read the synopsis of this I knew it would be amazing and it did not disappoint. It has everything it promises and more. Magic, mystery and a main character you will 100% get behind.
It’s a very fast-paced and plot driven novel. Alston doesn’t waste any time in getting stuck into the adventure and kids are going to love that. You immediately get swept into this story and it’s such a journey from beginning to end.
The world Alston has created is quirky and original. It’s full of magic and suspense and I loved learning about it as the story went on. Amari as well is an amazing character, she’s strong and determined and a great role model for anyone who reads this books.
This book offers a lot to adults too. It’s fun and adventurous. The writing is humorous and there’s a lot of intrigue packed in. I can see fans of Percy Jackson and Nevermoor racing to the shelves to grab this book when it’s released in January.