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Read & Download ¾ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Nnedi OkoraforPle development The uju magic and the little rituals they "had like the trust knot and the bridge that is and isn t in the physical world The idea of "like the trust knot and the bridge that is and isn t in the physical world The idea of spirits and spirit faces was a fascinating one and the love of Nigerians for their spirits and spirit faces was a fascinating one and the love of Nigerians for their 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 learning But there is also the real world in Africa that Sunny lives 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 No Way Home 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 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 a long 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 like the YA version of Akata Witch but Sunny hasust 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 "thought about it the 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 This series really shows what excellence in fantasy for young readers looks 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 AKATA WARRIOR is the most imaginative gripping enchanting fantasy novel I have ever read It will blow your mind and leave you hungry for I was lucky enough to get an advance copy I think it will be published in October Put it on your To Read list now It s good to be back Akata Warrior is a stellar follow up Everything is a grand improvement yes that s even possible I love 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 like coming back after being lost elsewhere I would ve given it 5 stars if only the last 100 pages didn t drag 35 stars. 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. I love this series so much I m already sad I have to wait so long for the next one Ahoy there me mateys This
BOOK IS SECOND OF THEis the of the 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 currently lives 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 lifeIt took me so long 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 letter I loved 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 loved 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 loved watching Sunny grow change and learn I loved 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 loved the new character and transport added in this yarn I continue to love 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 Sequins and Spurs just proves that I 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 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 learned that she had been chosen to lead 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 leads her to travel to the mysteries town of Osisi where she will fight an old enemyThe short reviewI really love Sunny I love how African she is but how she doesn t uite fit because she s an albino and spent time in America I love how athletic she is but how she s also uite smart and willing to learn She is also a bit of a dummy sometimes and brings a whole load of trouble on herselfust 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 really love them They all feel uite real to me and
so full of personality We get a ton from her brothers in this book whichfull of personality We get a ton from her brothers in this book which really nice I wanted to know her family There is a whole mess of trouble that this group can and will get into its full of DK Adventures juju culture masuerade demons a secret language power and bonds that are forged through adversityCover Title grade AI ve always 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 gives life 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 Peo. 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 masuerade Ekwensu Now stronger feistier and a bit older Su.