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THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERSThis book had me waiting around for Ashton Kutcher to show up and tell me I was being punked The plot itself is as old as time someone with uniue abilities is destined to save the world But the execution was so incredibly haphazard that was left with millions of uestions that the editor should have asked before saying it was You don t ealize how overwhelmingly western the fantasy genre is until you ead a non western fantasy story There is magic and mentors secret histories and prophecies and kids coming of age as they discover their power But all of this is in Nigeria with uniue magic and uniue cultures It s not for children but it s not overly dark either The cha. Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies Her characters take your heart and sueeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things Neil Gaiman author of The Graveyard Bookand American GodsAffectionately dubbed the Nigerian Harry Potter Akata Witch weaves together a heart pounding tale of magic mystery and finding one's place in the world Perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone 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 amazingshe is a free agent with latent magical power And she has a lot of catchin.

Racters are well written and the plot has a satisfying conclusion However the conclusion is clearly set up for a follow up book I will check that book out for sure Ok I liked this book but it has a major major flaw Like too many current sci fifantasy books 98% of the book is the set up to this Earth Shattering suspenseful battle Then you get to the pinnacle and it just hurries through things sloppily and ignoring issues the book has set up wraps things up in a too pat manner Oh the prophecy says the Nimm princess will be in great danger in this battle Nah Nevermind Oh you are untutored and aw but gonna just waltz up to this epic ancient badness literally say Boo and that s IT Lazy writing that. G up to do Soon she's part of a uartet of magic students studying the visible and invisible learning to change eality But as shes 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 combat a threat whose powers greatly outnumber theirs World Fantasy Award winning author Nnedi Okorafor blends magic and adventure to create a lush world Her writing has been called stunning by The New York Times and her fans include Neil Gaiman Rick Riordan John Green Ursula K Le Guin and many Raves for Nnedi Okorafor's writing Theres imagination on a page of Nnedi Okorafors work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epicsUrs.

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Is designed to lead to the next bookRead Zahra the Windseeker instead This was an absolutely iveting Indistractable read I felt like I grewight along with the main character in her journey to discover who she truly is because we all are doing the same The book speaks to the universal theme of accepting your flaws as strengths and finding your purpose The story comes from a wonderfully creative mind Each character has so much individuality and vitality I just loved it and would definitely Jacques Prevert recommend This series has blown me away So enchanting and beautiful andeal and aw Sunny is an incredible young woman and you can t help but fall in love with her Great pace amazing world building and a eally good ead. Ula K Le Guin award winning author of A Wizard of Earthsea The most imaginative gripping enchanting fantasy novels I have ever eadLaurie Halse Anderson National Book Award finalist and New York Timesbestselling author of Speak I always loved science fiction but I didnt feel I was part of ituntil I ead first Octavia Butler and now Nnedi OkoraforWhoopi Goldberg Highly original stuff episode after amazing episode full of color life and death Nnedi Okorafor's work is wonderfulDiana Wynne Jones award winning author ofThe Chronicles of Chrestomanci Jam packed with mythological wondersRick Riordan#1 New York Timesbestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Okorafor's imagination is stunning The New York TimesBook Revie.

Nnedi Okorafor’s books include Lagoon a British Science Fiction Association Award finalist for Best Novel Who Fears Death a World Fantasy Award winner for Best Novel Kabu Kabu a Publisher's Weekly Best Book for Fall 2013 Akata Witch ancom Best Book of the Year Zahrah the Windseeker winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature and The Shadow Speaker a CBS Parallax Award winner Her adult novel The Book of Phoenix preuel to Who Fears Death was released in May 2015; the New York Times called it a triumph Her novella Binti will be released in late September 2015 and her young adult novel Akata Witch 2 Breaking Kola will be released in 2016