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Akata Warrior

Series: Akata Witch, #2

Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: 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.

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The Akata Witch series is probably one of the most creative stories that I’ve read in a while, and wow, do I seriously love it.  I loved the first book and the second book was so good too, and did such a great job of continuing the story.

The world building for this book is among some of the best that I’ve come across.  It’s a stunning, high fantasy world mixed with real elements from Nigeria, and it really does create some breathtaking scenes in your mind while reading.  I felt like I was really wrapped up in the beauty of the world in both books.  Since world building and character development are two of my favorite aspects of books, I was so happy to have seen so much of both here.

Sunny’s character was a great one – I could tell from the start of the last book that I was going to love her, and I do.  Akata Warrior picks up where Akata Witch left off, about a year later, and the result is a fantastic story that fits in with the world, the characters, and the chance to continue the amazing storyline found here.

In Akata Warrior, Sunny is back, and she is destined to fulfill the prophecy of being the one to develop magical powers and keep the world safe from the impending apocalypse.

The thing that I really loved about this book (you know, aside from that amazing world building), is the friendship aspect.  There is so much here on offer when it comes to friendship, since Sunny has a few friends from the Leopard Society who she feels attached to and who help each other when they need it.  It’s really amazing how well these friendships are written, and everyone can benefit from the positive relationships here.

Akata Warrior has so much to offer fans of the first book (and those who are just learning about the series for the first time).  There is so much magic, with a mix of myths and history.  Did I mention fantasy?

This book is a lot of fun.  I highly recommend it to fans of pretty much any genre.  Plus, who doesn’t love a huge hit of fantasy, mixed with some history, friendship, great character growth, and world building that you will fall in love with?

Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review – Thank you!


Nnedi Okorafor was born in the United States to two Igbo (Nigerian) immigrant parents. She holds a PhD in English and is a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University. She has been the winner of many awards for her short stories and young adult books, and won a World Fantasy Award for Who Fears Death. Nnedi’s books are inspired by her Nigerian heritage and her many trips to Africa. She lives in Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family. She can be contacted via her website, www.nnedi.com.


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8 Responses to Blog Tour: Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor – Review and Giveaway

  1. danielle hammelef says:

    Thank you for the review today. You confirm that I will love reading these books because of the world building is superb. Can’t wait!

  2. Brittany says:

    Glad you enjoyed this one! I’ve heard mixed things about the series so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to add it to my TBR but I will check it out now!

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles
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    • Kelly says:

      I hope you enjoy the books when you get to check them out. The first book had a bit of a middle grade feeling going on, which I enjoyed a lot. This book seems a bit more young adult, though.

  3. Jessica says:

    I love the sound of this one! It really does sound like one of the most unique reads in a while so I’m definitely intrigued by that. I feel like any time I read your thoughts on some books, I’m always like, “Well, I am in need of this.” but it’s really true lol Great review!
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  4. Raven says:

    I haven’t read the first book in the series but this sounds very interesting! I need to pick this up soon! Great review! 🙂
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  5. I have never heard of this series somehow but I love how unique and amazing it sounds! The world building alone is reason to check this out. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
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  6. Danielle Lynn says:

    I’ve been wanting to start this series for a while. Great post!

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