Akata Warrior

Nnedi Okorafor
The long-awaited sequel to the genre-breaking Akata Witch by multiple award-winner Nnedi Okorafor!“The most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novels I have ever read!” —Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of SpeakA 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.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2020-12-01

In this second book of the Akata Duology, Sunny Nwazue (an albino African who spent her early years in North America) is adjusting to life in Nigeria. She’s a part of the magical Leopard People, where she studies with her mentor, Sugar Cream, and practices new juju moves with her three best friends: Orlu, Chichi, and Sasha. She and Anyanwu (an ancient spirit of the Leopard People who was in Sunny) are now separated; due to this, Sunny is often subjected to encounters with the evil Ekwensu. When visions and dreams begin to haunt her, Sunny realizes she's been chosen for a dangerous mission to destroy Ekwensu. To accomplish this, she and her friends must travel from Nigeria to Lagos. Will they succeed? Okorafor creates a complex book that is equal parts history, mystery, and fantasy; she weaves these elements together in an engrossing whole. Her imagery transports her readers into a magical world. Readers who enjoy fantasy will look forward to the next installment about Sunny and her friends’ escapades. Submitted by: J.B. Petty

Reviewed: 2018-07-24

This is definitely a sequel that isn't lacking compared to the first. I am obsessed and already have more of this author's works on my list to pick up on my next library run. I saw that Okorafor said there will be a third book. I am praying it doens't take another 7 years to write like this one! Also, I've already convinced one friend to start reading the Akata books.

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