Akata Warrior (Akata Witch, #2) by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Warrior (Akata Witch, #2)

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....

Details Akata Warrior (Akata Witch, #2)

TitleAkata Warrior (Akata Witch, #2)
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherViking Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Cultural, Africa, Magic, Audiobook, Science Fiction Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult Fantasy

Reviews Akata Warrior (Akata Witch, #2)

  • Nnedi
    It's awesome. And I know this because I'VE actually read it. :-)
  • Laurie Anderson
    AKATA WARRIOR is the most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novel I have ever read. It will blow your mind and leave you hungry for more! 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!
  • Allison
    I love these books more than......almost everything else. Before I read Akata Witch back when it first came out, it had been a while since I really felt like I was reading a "Forever Book". This is an awesome sequel and if you want to get that first book love feeling again: READ THESE. Sunny and Chichi and Sasha and ORLU. *clutches chest* One of my favorite casts.
  • Justine
    3 stars for the story; 4 stars for the writing and the wonderful creativity - 3.5 stars overallThis is another difficult book to rate. For me, while this sequel to Akata Witch is every bit as creative and experiential as its predecessor, the actual story of Akata Warrior didn't resonate with me quite the same.There were parts I absolutely loved, like the confrontation with the boys at the university and Sunny's subsequent time being punished in t...
  • Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...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...
  • The Captain
    Ahoy there me mateys! This book is the second of the Akata Witch duology. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye havent 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 U.S. 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 wit...
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    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....
  • Donalyn
    I love this series so much. I'm already sad I have to wait so long for the next one!
  • Marzie
    I was fortunate to receive an Advance Reader Copy of this book.4.5 StarsIt's no secret that Nnedi Okorafor has become one of my favorite authors over the past couple of years. The richly envisioned world that she has built in stories like Binti and Akata Witch leave me enthralled in a way few authors of fantasy can and have done. I was so excited to receive an ARC of Akata Warrior. I read Akata Witch after I discovered Binti and was sad that ther...
  • Latanya (Crafty Scribbles)
    A warrior's journey continues...5/5 Review to come
  • Lindsay
    I have been eagerly anticipating this release ever since first reading Akata Witch, which sent me down the Okorafor rabbit hole, reading everything she's published. And I reread AW before diving into this one as it had been 6 years since I first started on that journey. This, though, didn't quite hit the same high notes the first book did for me. There was *a lot* of recap throughout the book, which may have been ok if I hadn't just reread it, bu...
  • Skip
    In Book #1, Sunny Nwazue was inducted into the secret Leopard Society, Nigerians with magical powers. Along with her Leopard Society friends, Orlu, Chichi, and Sasha, and her spirit face, Anyanwu, Sunny will lead a dangerous mission to stop an apocalypse by a terrifying masquerade, Ekwensu. Along the way, Sunny finds her own path, breaking rules, having to support her older brother, who gets involved with a very bad crowd at college as well as de...
  • Rebecca
    I don't know if I didn't like this one because it wasn't as formative for me in YA literature or if I just am more objective now. Either way, I liked it a lot, but I definitely was a lot more confused and wasn't as fully immersed in this one than I was in Akata Witch. Akata Warrior continues as Sunny learns more about her unique abilities and about Leopard culture. But the more she learns about her world and her spirit face, the more danger she i...
  • Katie
    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. I didn't. I hate leaving negative reviews, but I do not understand how so much went unnoticed in the editing process. The plot is all over the place and the world the author is creating is poorly explained. Some of the scenes are really poorly written, for example paragra...
  • Sara-Jayne
    Akata Warrior is part two of a series full of magic and Nigerian mythology and all kinds of fun adventures. Im kind of obsessed with it. These books just suck you into their unique world, take you on about a million adventures, and then spit you out on the other side. Nnedi Okorafor creates such vivid, original fantasy worlds and wonderful characters. Reading her stories makes me feel like Im a kid again, hiding under my blankets at night with a ...
  • Carmen
    Loved the concepts, the setting, and the characters. This West African world of magic is enchanting, take or leave the pun. I loved the deepening relationships in this one, especially between Sunny and Orlu and Sunny and her brothers. For flaws, the flow of the story is stilted in some places and I wish that music and memory were described a little differently, but over all it's really good.
  • Stephanie
    Such a great followup to "Akata Witch"!
  • Megan Baxter
    There's having a whole bunch of extra things to do when you're getting near teenage-dom, and then there's having a whole double life, which mostly takes place at night and leaves you constantly exhausted because you no sooner see the sky get dark than you have have head out to learn more about who you are and what you can do.Note: The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. You can read why I ...
  • Kaia
    This really built on a fascinating Leopard People world established in book one, and I really enjoyed it! That being said, if someone hadn't warned me in advance about the big, unnecessary love triangle added to the book, it probably wouldn't have knocked my enjoyment of the book down to three.
  • K
    Where have all the editors gone?Sadly, this book was flashes, and drags. Flashes, and draaaaags. And then a dragging, dragging flash to finish it off.It took me three tries to get through the climax. (view spoiler)[That's what she said. I'm sorry. (hide spoiler)]I still like the world, though I felt it was much more obscured this time by chronicling Sunny's every thought, feeling, and eye blink. And sometimes reiterating them. The books, the spir...
  • Tony Nabors
    Fun story, painfully bad prose This is a fun story. I really enjoy the cultural elements that go into the magic and fantasy in this world. However, the prose itself is pretty bad. Sometimes distractingly so. During a particularly serious part near the climax something was described as resembling "a thousand farts" or something like that, to give a particularly egregious example. Some of the metaphors and similes were painful too and there were ti...
  • Haley
    Well that was a bit of a disappointing follow up. The world wasn't built upon as much as I would have liked, and there wasn't really a driving tension to the plot (because apparently no one was worried about Ekwensu except Sunny). The story never felt grounded in the way Akata Witch. I also didn't like where the author went with Chichi's character. One, she feels way too young to be stringing along two guys (one of whom is around 18/19 when she's...
  • Hope
    I like this, but there were some story inconsistencies that drove my copy editor's brain crazy. Definitely need to have read Akata Witch first. This is a good series for anyone looking to expand from the western/white default for YA/adult fantasy.
  • Jalilah
    This is the sequel to Akata Witch which was my introduction to Okorafor's writing. They are both considered Young Adult books and are delightful to read for all ages.
  • Amy
    OK, now this second installment in the Akata Witch series delivered on the world building and expanded character development I was looking for. Osisi, Udide's cave and Grashcoatah, the basement of the Obi Library, how Nsibidi works, Sunny's "doubling" - it all felt a lot more fresh and it's own story*. Even the wasp artist reaches an artistic milestone.We return to Sunny, Chichi, Sasha, and Orlu, about 1.5 years after the end of Akata Witch #1, a...
  • Maggie Librarian
    Nnedi Okorafor's YA fantasy series is SOOOOOO good! Akata's stories are so rich is West Africa culture and lore, I couldn't stop reading because Okorafor is such a masterful story teller, and I was so grateful to get a glimpse of another part world, all through the lens of a magical society! I had to wait a while in the holds line for Akata Warrior, and when I finally got my turn I was thrilled to discover no sophomore slump! Akata Warrior is a t...
  • Iphios
    The second installment to Akata Witch didn't disappoint, if anything, I found it more engaging. Akata Warrior is where we see our characters develop and change, not just in their powers but in their personality. One of the interesting questions that this book raises is: What is right? Our characters, even the obedient Orlu, must come to their own definition of what makes something right.The book, however, is merely peeling through the layers. Whi...
  • Alexa
    Aaaah! I may have been a little let down by Binti, but never by this series. Sunny is awesome and all her world and her spirit face and everything is awesome. I love how her brothers got more involved in this book.Was the first book this brutal as well and I just forgot? I mean, wow, the parts with the confraternity and the bullying story Sunny told were awful.My only complaint is that Chichi's treatment of the two guys is just cruel and annoying...
  • Sam
    The first thing that must be said about Akata Warrior is that I need another book in this series. There's definitely an opening for one, and I'm really hoping that there will be a sequel eventually. Akata Warrior continues the story of Sunny, a teenage Nigerian American, living in Africa. Without giving too much away, Sunny must continue the fight against a deadly masquerade, and discover more about herself, and her juju.I can't choose which book...