Akata Warrior (Akata Witch, #2) by Nnedi Okorafor
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers on October 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Magical Realism, Young Adult
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A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse, brought about by the terrifying masquerade, Ekwensu. Now, stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny is studying with her mentor Sugar Cream and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book.
Eventually, Sunny knows she must confront her destiny. With the support of her Leopard Society friends, Orlu, Chichi, and Sasha, and of her spirit face, Anyanwu, she will travel through worlds both visible and invisible to the mysteries town of Osisi, where she will fight a climactic battle to save humanity.
Much-honored Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, merges today’s Nigeria with a unique world she creates. Akata Warrior blends mythology, fantasy, history and magic into a compelling tale that will keep readers spellbound.
A few months ago I shared a mood board I created for the “Akata Witch” blog tour and I’m so thrilled to be back to celebrate the release of its sequel, “Akata Warrior”. Because both books feature spell-binding magic and legend woven into the story of Sunny and her journey, and I was inspired to do a little research to discover and learn more about West African mythology. What I found was a vast tapestry of stories that helped shape an amazing culture.
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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
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!