Blog Tour: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

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Blog Tour: Akata Witch by Nnedi OkoraforAkata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor
Published by Speak on July 11th 2017
Pages: 349

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!

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Book Feels: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen {GIVEAWAY}

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Book Feels: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen {GIVEAWAY}This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Published by Speak on March 8th 2004
Genres: Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Friendship, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 345

When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about?

Penguin Teen is celebrating Sarah Dessen in a big way this summer, by reading all twelve of her novels of twelve weeks from May 11 to August 2. You can take part in the Summer of Sarah celebration by reading along each week with a new book and sharing your thoughts, photos and other Sarah Dessen goodness! Check it out…


As you can see from the gorg graphic from Penguin Teen above, it’s week eight and the featured book is ‘This Lullaby’! I was lucky enough to be asked to read and review Remy and Dexter’s story as part of this summer long celebration and I couldn’t be more honored to be taking part!

PSSST…you can win your very own copy of ‘This Lullaby’! Just head over to Twitter and retweet my
giveaway tweet to enter by this Friday!

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