I bought Akata Witch for my wife for our first Christmas together. She was looking for another science fiction author she could love similar to the way she loves Octavia Butler. In my searching, Nnedi Okorafor’s name came up, and we’ve been fans ever since.
Akata Warrior is the second book in the series, and picks up a year after Akata Witch ends. This time, Sunny, Orlu, Sasha, and Chichi have to save the world. Epic. Here’s what I thought.
#bookaday Akata Warrior (Akata Witch #2) by Nnedi Okorafor. What a wait for this one. But it was worth it. The story goes from intro to the world in Akata Witch, to epic fantasy with world-ending stakes within a matter of pages. Sunny's identity was a focal point of the novel – not only is she an albino American-born Nigerian, but she also detatches from herself in a way that calls who she is and what's she's capable of into question. I thought this was particularly well done. I love that Sunny and her friends have distinct talents that come out of that which makes them different. If you haven't started this series and you're a fan of scifi/fantasy, you're welcome. Also, I could have done without the spiders (I know they're significant) but they give me the willies. #stickynotereviews #bookstagram #instabook #bookreview