Nnedi Okorafor: Akata Warrior



D to know her family There is a whole mess of trouble that this group can and will get into its full of juju culture masuerade demons a secret anguage power and bonds that are forged through adversityCover Title grade AI ve always Kicking It (Alex Craft, loved the titles for both books It makes sense she starts as a witch and grows into becoming a warrior And having read both now it really really makes sense The original cover of Akata Witch was uite cute and fit the middle grade tone of the book so when I found out about the seuel and saw the brand new covers I was totally floored It givesife to the series in a way that I applaud Even though the cover models seem a tad old to be SunnyWhy is this series worth reading African CultureI adored the entire Leopard People development The juju magic and the Homeport little rituals they hadike the trust knot and the bridge that is and isn t in the physical world The idea of Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose leopard spirits and spirit faces was a fascinating one and theove of Nigerians for their soccer It all came together in this African world that makes me so excited to read Dual WorldsThere is certainly this magical world of the Leopard People with the magic and the chitins paid for The Donovan Legacy (Donovans learning But there is also the real world in Africa that Sunnyives in She goes to regular school plays soccer with the boys and giggles with her friend Chichi over boys Then there is her father who she must treat certain ways when his friends come over and whom sees worth in his sons World BuildingHow can world building be separate from African culture when one supports the other Well its all in the details The book from her grandmother the wasp artist she makes sure not to insult her juju knife which she got to pick Then there is her spirit face Anyanwu whom she has a uniue relationship with While it is invested in African culture it comes together into its own Breaking Down (The Garage, little world one I want to visit As a WriterMuch of what makes a well crafted world isn t the fancy writing style used but the details and how they come together as an experience rather than dry facts This is something that Nnedi Okorafor is uite good at I don t always agree with how Sunny chooses to act but I know the details that she is reacting to and what motivates those reactions This goes aong way into authenticating Sunny through the world that she occupies This is excellent world buildingOne confusing aspect of the book is whether it is for middle grade readers or young adult readers And can an adult read and enjoy the books Okay Akata Witch certainly reads as a middle grade book and the fact of the matter is that Sunny is a middle grader Akata Warrior is ike the YA version of Akata Witch but Sunny has just barely made it into the teens At first I didn t enjoy this muddled feel to the books but the I thought about it the true to the protagonist age the story read And the BEST thing about this is that young readers will feel Sunny has grown with them And both books have appeal to adults while being written for teens as they ought to beAkata Witch and Akata Warrior read as stand alone adventures which is uite exciting They each have a beginning middle and end with no cliffhangers to stop the action in the story If you want some excellent African culture mixed in with a fun and wild ride through the Leopard People world then these are the books to read Authenticity Writing Style Plot Pacing World BuildingYou can find this review and many others on my book blog Perspective of a Writer See my special perspective at the bottom of my reviews under the typewriter It s good to be back Akata Warrior is a stellar follow up Everything is a grand improvement yes that s even possible I ove everything about it the mythology and world building Of course the characters ARE MY CHILDREN They give the story a vibrant ambiance that makes this series an enjoyable ride The best part of reading Akata Witch is the nostalgic vibe I feel homesick in a good way it s ike coming back after being ost elsewhere I would ve given it 5 stars if only the ast 100 pages didn t drag. Mysteries town of Osisi where she will fight a climactic battle to save humanityMuch honored Nnedi Okorafor winner of the Hugo Nebula and World Fantasy awards merges today’s Nigeria with a uniue world she creates Akata Warrior blends mythology fantasy history and magic into a compelling tale that will keep readers spellbound.

AKATA WARRIOR is the most imaginative gripping enchanting fantasy novel I have ever read It will blow your mind and eave you hungry for I was Destiny and Power lucky enough to get an advance copy I think it will be published in October Put it on your To Readist now 3 stars for the story 4 stars for the writing and the wonderful creativity 35 stars overallThis is another difficult book to rate For me while this seuel to Akata Witch is every bit as creative and experiential as its predecessor the actual story of Akata Warrior didn t resonate with me uite the sameThere were parts I absolutely My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, lovedike the confrontation with the boys at the university and Sunny s subseuent time being punished in the The Café Book library basement At the same time much of the story had a kind of meandering feel to it that I wasn t completely taken withWhat I was taken with was Okorofor s rich andayered world building and her simple yet nuanced prose It is a book that I enjoyed for those reasons even though the underlying story as a whole Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, left me a bit cool Ahoy there me mateys This book is the second of the Akata Witch duology While I try to post no spoilers if ye haven t read the akata witch then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril This story continues the adventures of Sunny a girl born in the US but who currentlyives with her family in Nigeria A year has passed Sunny is still dealing with the revelation that she has the magical powers of the Leopard People and with the effort of keeping that secret from her family She has changed so much in a relatively brief time and is struggling with how those changes are reflecting across all aspects of her ifeIt took me so ong to pick up this second book that I was afraid I wouldn t remember enough of the first book Well the author does an excellent recap in the beginning in the form of a warning Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies letter Ioved it Plus I shouldn t have really worried The magic of the tale soon picked me right back up and transported me back into Sunny s worldI absolutely oved getting back there I know that the book has magic and another fight to save the world But really the highlight of this story for me was the coming of age portions of the tale I oved watching Sunny grow change and Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, learn Ioved watching her relationships with her family evolve especially where her brothers were involved It was so nice to see caring and maturing sibling relationships I continued to enjoy the friendships between Sunny Orlu Chichi and Sasha I Scruples Two loved the new character and transport added in this yarn I continue toove the wasp artistThat said the plot and magic involved are also very exciting I read this in one sitting and couldn t put it down It just proves that I What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, love this author s work Lagoon is waiting for me to pick it up While Sunny s adventure finished nicely in this book there was a set up for a potential next adventure I do hope we get another story in this fabulous world ArrrrrCheck out me other reviews at It s awesome And I know this because I VE actually read it 3August 28 2015 This series really shows what excellence in fantasy for young readersooks Carl Hiaasen Collection like There s no dumbing down or hand holding this is a brutally dark world that our young protagonists are navigating The writing and imagination here are stellar I did struggle a bit with pacing which I also found in the first one but other than that this is really satisfying I m hoping we eventually get books in this series but considering the gap between the first two I imagine we may be waiting for a while 35 starsAs soon as I finished the audiobook of Akata Witch I knew I had toisten to the seuel too And after a Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command lot of starting stopping and continuous interruptions I finally made it through to the endAkata Warrior is aonger book and audiobook than Akata Witch Akata Witch introduces us to the characters and world of the story and does a Explosive Acts lot of heavyifting in terms of setting up the story and providing an exciting and dangerous uest for the main characters as they grow into their powersIn Akata Warrior a year has gone by and. 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 Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, learned that she had been chosen toead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse brought about by the terrifying masuerade Ekwensu Now stronger feistier and a bit older Su.

The four friends Sunny Chichi Orlu and Sasha are advancing in their magical studies Their abilities are becoming developed as they work with their assigned mentors Sunny our main character whose point of view we inhabit throughout the story is being mentored by the formidable Sugar Cream a regal older woman with unmatched powers who sets rigorous standards for Sunny while introducing her to esoteric powers and abilitiesSunny continues to have visions of a coming apocalypse but doesn t understand why or what her role is supposed to be Danger to her older brother forces her to break Leopard Society magic society rules and the ensuing punishment pushes her forward on a path toward a uest that she doesn t fully understandAs in Akata Witch seeing the four friends together is a treat They ve all grown up and their interactions and roles are mature yet they re still in their teens and must abide by the rules set for them At the same time their magical abilities mean that they re able to take on riskier tasks and they show examples of ingenuity again and again throughout their adventureAs I mentioned before Akata Warrior is considerably Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria longer than the first book and it shows in the pacing While the characters spend ateast half the book on their uest each episode along the way feels very engthy and drawn out to the point where the action seems to sag a bit from time to time It s still engaging and exciting but I would have preferred for a faster pace and ess time spent on Two Reels And A Crank logisticsStill all in all the world of Akata Witch and Akata Warrior is rich and fascinating The author has an amazing ability to bring the Nigerian setting toife through her descriptions of sights smells colors textures and the food Oh the food So many descriptions of eating and the dishes that sound amazingAkata Warrior has the same audiobook narrator as Akata Witch and I just Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, lovedistening to her voice Her accents and intonations for the different characters are wonderful and each person comes across as an individual For whatever reason every time Chichi has a ine of dialogue it instantly brought a smile to my faceI really enjoyed both of these books I haven t heard that there are plans for another book in the series but a reader can hope right I do ove these characters and would The Camping Cookbook love to follow along on further adventures Iove this series so much I m already sad I have to wait so Absalom, Absalom! long for the next one Iove these books thanalmost everything else Before I read Akata Witch back when it first came out it had been a while since I really felt ike I was reading a Forever Book This is an awesome seuel and if you want to get that first book ove feeling again READ THESE Sunny and Chichi and Sasha and ORLU clutches chest One of my favorite casts Check out reviews Perspective of a WriterA 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 Black Stone learned that she had been chosen toead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse brought about by the terrifying masuerade 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 When her brother gets into trouble she breaks all the rooms to set him free This On Liberty leads her to travel to the mysteries town of Osisi where she will fight an old enemyThe short reviewI reallyove Sunny I No Way Down love how African she is but how she doesn t uite fit because she s an albino and spent time in America Iove how athletic she is but how she s also uite smart and willing to Pulled Thread Embroidery learn She is also a bit of a dummy sometimes and brings a wholeoad of trouble on herself just English Humour for Beginners like other punk kids but in spite of that she makes facing her troubles fun and fascinatingOrlu Chichi and Sasha are the friends she s made in Africa and they are also Leopard Society people I reallyove them They all feel uite real to me and so full of personality We get a ton from her brothers in this book which was really nice I wante. Nny 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.

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Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian American author of African based science fiction and fantasy Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism Okorafor has won a Hugo a Nebula a World Fantasy Award and a Locus Award and her many fans include Neil Gaiman Rick Riordan John Green and Ursula Le Guin She is writing a series for Marvel about Shuri Black Panther’s sister and has a number of book based project