Akata Warrior Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Posted October 5, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Promo Blitz, Reviews, Young Adult / 2 Comments

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Akata Warrior Blog Tour: Review and GiveawayAkata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor
Series: Akata Witch #2
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers on October 3rd 2017
Pages: 496
Format: ARC
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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.

 

REVIEW:

 Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor is a fabulous sequel to Akata Wich. Sunny Nwazue is a bit older and more grown up. Okorafor brings a bit of a more dreamy and broaden world in Akata Warrior. This sequel focuses a lot more on Sunny discovering who she is as a Leopard Person and what that really means. She learns how to rely on herself and not just the powers taht she is given. I really enjoyed the continued growth that Sunny shows and the different things that she learns about herself.
This book does not bring a lot of action to the story but it does bring you a really good tale. There are many complex situations in this book and lots of self discovery. Okorafor also brings the reader new creatures to meet. It is easy to enjoy this book because the world continues to expand and get bigger. I love how it is so imaginative and colorful. It is quite easy to get sucked in and devour this story. The Akata Witch series is so unique and enjoyable.

GIVEAWAY:

Enter for a chance to be one (1) of three (3) winners to receive a hardcover copy of Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. (ARV: $18.99 each).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on October 2, 2017 and 12:00 AM on October 20, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about October 23, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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SCHEDULE:

 
Week One:
October 2 – NovelKnight – Review
October 3 – Alexa Loves Books – Review
October 4 – Bibliophile Gathering – Review
October 5Dazzled by Books – Review
October 6YA and Wine – Review & Favorite Quotes
 
Week Two:
October 9MuggleNet – Review
October 10Wandering Bark Books – Review
October 11YA Wednesdays – Review
October 12What Sarah Read – Review
October 13Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
 
Week Three:
October 16Books 4 Your Kids – Review
October 17The Children’s Book Review – Author Q&A
October 18The Book Wars – Review
October 19Bookstorm Reads – Review
October 20Hollywood News Source – Playlist

 

four-stars

About Nnedi Okorafor

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.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

2 responses to “Akata Warrior Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

  1. danielle hammelef

    Thanks for the review. I am excited to read that you thought this book was imaginative and unique. I think it sounds that way too.

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