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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Series: Akata Witch, Book 1
Published by:
 Speak on July 11, 2017
Rating: 3 stars (★★★☆☆)

Sunny Nwazue has always felt like a bit of an outsider. She’s albino, which has not only led to her being viewed differently, but it also stops her from being able to do certain things like spending an entire afternoon out in the sun. But Sunny soon learns that she’s actually special in another way–she is a “free agent” and possesses the capacity for magic. This opens up a whole new world of opportunity for her and introduces her to some new friends. But is also exposes her to some danger as well. There’s someone out there taking children, a someone who just so happens to be able to use magic as well. And Sunny and her friends find themselves needing to help put a stop to it before more people go missing…

There’s an interesting world created and presented within this story, though I sometimes found myself a little confused with some of the various connections between the characters. There is probably some room for a little more world building, but it’s still an enjoyable and interesting read. A definite possibility for fans of fantasy adventure stories.

[Disclaimer: This review is based on an advance review copy provided by the publisher via the First to Read program.]