I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor
Published by Speak on July 11th 2017
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Sunny Nwazue lives in Nigeria, but she was born in New York City. Her features are West African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. And she has a lot of catching up to do.
Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But just as she's finding her footing, Sunny and her friends are asked by the magical authorities to help track down a career criminal who knows magic, too. Will their training be enough to help them against a threat whose powers greatly outnumber theirs?
Welcome to a very special edition of Book Buzzin’ here at What Sarah Read. What makes today’s installment so exciting? Not only am I part of this amazing blog tour but I’m sharing all the epic details about a book that was first published five whole years ago. “Akata Witch” by Nnedi Okorafor just got a fresh cover redesign and a whole LOT OF BUZZ for its re-release on July 11th! Yes, that’s the same Nnedi Okorafor whose book “Who Fears Death” was just optioned by HBO with George R.R. Martin serving as Executive Producer!!
“Akata Witch” was pitched to me as a “Nigerian Harry Potter” and you better believe, I was immediately intrigued. You’ll have to read the book for yourself to see if it lives up to that reputation, but it’s pretty safe to say I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of the blog tour hosted by Penguin Teen! So, my friends, keep reading for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about “Akata WItch”…and more! Pssssst…there may be a giveaway if you read to the very end!
What’s the buzz…
- First of all, no big deal but RICK RIORDAN(!!!) had this to say…
Reading Akata Witch by @Nnedi Okorafor. Fascinating MG fantasy based on Nigerian myth & folklore. More complete report later.
— Rick Riordan (@camphalfblood) April 26, 2013
- Janine from Dear Author says ” I found Akata Witch absorbing and entertaining, and I eagerly await the October release of its sequel, Akata Warrior.”
- Chantel from My Jamaican Vignettes says that readers who “…enjoy fantasy, magic and African speculative fiction, this book will also be an engaging read.”
- Kirkus Reviews says “…the world building for Leopard society is stellar, packed with details that will enthrall readers bored with the same old magical worlds.”
- Our friends at Penguin Teen put a post together that has EVERYTHING you’d ever want to know about “Akata Witch”!
- Last but not least, I LOVE this fanboy review from The Boy Who Cried Books…his enthusiasm is infectious!
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PSSST…DON’T MISS ANY OF THE STOPS ON THE TOUR!
July 17 – An AfroBoricua Reads – Review
July 18 – YA and Wine – Review & Wine Pairing
July 19 – A Page With A View – Top 10 Books for HP Fans
July 20 – NovelKnight – The Sorting Hat
July 21 – YA Wednesdays – Fashion Inspired by Akata Witch
July 24 – Wandering Bark Books – Spotlight
July 25 – Bibliophile Gathering – Review
July 26 – Dazzled by Books – Review
July 27 – What Sarah Read
July 28 – Alexa Loves Books – Review
July 31 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
August 1 – The YA Book Traveler
August 2 – Once Upon a Twilight – Spotlight
August 3 – Books 4 Your Kids
August 4 – Hollywood News Source – Akata Witch Excerpt