Akata Warrior

Akata Warrior

Book - 2017
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Now stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny Nwazue, along with her friends from the the Leopard Society, travel through worlds, both visible and invisible, to the mysterious town of Osisi, where they fight in a climactic battle to save humanity.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2017
ISBN: 9780670785612
Branch Call Number: FICTION Oko
Description: 477 pages ; 22 cm


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Sunny and the Leopard Society must fight a returned foe to save humanity from a fiery end. Part of a series.

Sunny and the Leopard Society must fight a returned foe to save humanity from a fiery end. Part of a series.

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AlishaH_KCMO Jan 28, 2020

A year after finding out she was apart of the Leopard Society, Sunny Nwazue has been studying and sharpening her magical powers to defeat a terrifying, powerful masquerade, Ekwensu. After being punished for helping her older brother get out of trouble using her magic, Sunny and her coven must travel to Osisi to fight to save the world.

Just like the first book, Akata Witch, Akata Warrior is filled with Nenedi Okorafor's rich and detailed world building that I loved. Though I still wasn't fully set on writing style - it still seemed full of details and story line that left the story feeling meandering but then rushed in places that I wish had more details. There was a lot of recap in the book, some of it would even be stuff that happened a few pages before, which sometimes helped because I would get lost in why and how things were happening because of the way the writing was.

I did still enjoy the book, even though I wasn't a HUGE fan of the first book, I grabbed the second one the day I finished the first because I still wanted to see what would happen with Sunny, Orlu, Sasha, and Chichi. Okarafor has a talent for world building and I wanted to know more. I'm still going to recommend this book to people who like science fiction and fantasy, just because I wasn't my full cup of tea, doesn't mean it wasn't good.

Jul 15, 2019

This awesome sequel carries so much juju beneath its pages, the story simply comes to life. The characters develop, as does the Leopard world, in such a way that you to wonder, ''Could this really exist? A web of magic beneath the framework of our society?'' While we may never know for sure, this is a great book to fill your need of magic and adventure.

IndyPL_JosephL Mar 28, 2019

A sequel and wonderful continuation of Nnedi Okorafor's "Akata Witch" and its world of African juju magic and myth. Once again, I couldn't help finding similarities between this series and Harry Potter--similarities that make it immediately recognizable and comfortable for readers even if they aren't familiar with the oral traditions and legends that this series is based on.

Feb 08, 2019

The sequel to Akata Witch. I felt like Akata Warrior was a little longer that it needed to be, but I liked the deeper dive into Nigerian culture. The characters leave their village and travel from the Port Harcourt area all the way to Lagos.

I really enjoy Okorafor's characters and how she incorporates Nigerian culture into her fantasy world. I think this glimpse into a non-Western world is great for teens and not something fantasy readers are exposed to very often.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Dec 21, 2018

Okorafor’s super unique Nigerian fantasy world does not disappoint.

KatieD_KCMO Aug 29, 2018

After finding myself disappointed with the lack of character and plot development in Akata Witch, along with the rushed ending, I read the sequel in hopes I would enjoy it more. Unfortunately, a lot seems to have gone unnoticed in the editing process. The plot is all over the place and the world these characters exist in could have been constructed and explained better. The dialog can be confusing and things happen for no reason or aren't explained in any way. I've read so much fantasy/magical realism and it takes a lot of development to carry a reader through such magical worlds. The imagination is there, the writing is not. I still finished it and don't regret it, so give it a shot, but if you're looking for something similar, try the Legacy of Orisha series by Tomi Adeyemi. For adult readers, I suggest something a little more futuristic and sci-fi based, but equally as magical: The Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon.

TechLibrarian Mar 31, 2018

Akata Warrior is the sequel to Akata Witch, which I really enjoyed as a light and adventurous read earlier this year. It picks up where Akata Witch left off, following Sunny and the rest of her coven as they navigate the trials of teen life, while also developing their powers as Leopard People. As with Akata Witch, Akata Warrior is packed full of imagination, and transports readers to two main settings: the fictional "wilderness" and to bustling Lagos. Anyone who is seeking fun and magic with a twinge of drama will enjoy this series.

Mar 10, 2018

I love both of her books and I really enjoyed them. Keep up the good work and bring out some more good reads.

Jan 15, 2018

An excellent sequel to Akata Witch. The descriptions of the people and how the author was able to explain without boring me, the culture and history of Nigeria, was refreshing. I felt like I was apart of these kids exploits. I loved it and hope that there is more to come.


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