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SKEAK PEEK: Akata Warrior

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What a teaser!  After the vents of the first book this second volume starts off with a bang and really draws me in. I'm loving the Nigerian supernatural  universe this book explores and the main character has such a great voice.  Going to put the full book on my to read list.
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I really enjoyed this sneak peak of Akata Warrior! This was a brief glimpse into a heart-pounding sequel, with stunning sensory descriptions. I loved learning more about the magic system and characters, particularly Sunny! Reading this sampler only further cemented my desire to read more of this series and continue the journey. Thank you to Nnedi Okorafor, Penguin Group, and Netgalley for a free sneak peek in exchange for honest feedback.
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I’ve been a fan of Akata for years! I’m so glad to have gotten a refresher on this beautiful tale. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this e-arc!
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SKEAK PEEK: Akata Warrior
by Nnedi Okorafor
The dynamic way of telling this highly racial and political story showing not only the reliance of the women, but of society to adapt to the devastating outcome of ecological catastrophe. It's a remarkable look at human nature
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Having read an extract of Akata Witch, I wanted to get my hands on some more to read, and so was thrilled to get the opportunity to read an extract of the next installment: Akata Warrior.

As with the first book, Akata Warrior packs a lot into the first few pages, but I was definitely at a a disadvantage having not read Akata witch in full.  I recommend anyone interested in reading this to read the first installment prior to picking this up as it dives right in with lots of action and information that refers back to the previous book.

Having said that, I still loved what I read, and I would definitely be interested in reading both books in the near future.
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Sunny has learned that she belongs to a group known as the mystical leopard people.  She alternates going to regular school and learning lessons from her teacher/mentor Sugar Cream.  She is training with her magical  alter  ego spirit face.  She must hide this trying from her parents and brothers.  She had a dream/nightmare about the world ending.  Being an albino complicates her life but does not stop Sunny from learning.  She has no idea if she is dreaming or a possible warning that she must not let this happen.  

The novel follows the first book of Sunny.  It is as magical and enchanting adventure with an Afro comb gifted by a goddess.  It is a sneak peek that has me desiring to read the whole novel.  I want to know more.  It end too soon.  I want to read it now!
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Once again, I’m hooked by this sneak peak. I think Nnedi Okorafor is a stunning storyteller. I’m looking forward to continuing on with the Akata series.
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4.5 stars

This series continues to wow me with the amazing world-building, the wonderful core characters of Sunny, Chichi, Sasha, and Orlu, the imaginative critters like her artistic wasp, and the challenges that the four young people have to face together or individually. I love Sugar Cream and her tough attitude and how you can tell she cares for Sunny and has confidence she will do great things but that the same time, she's not willing to let her get away with things because she knows Sunny needs to learn the lessons. In this story, Sunny and her oldest brother start to develop a more meaningful relationship, and I love how that helps each of them learn life lessons. The other thing I love is that time passes for our characters, so Sunny and her friends are about a year and a half older than in the first book. This story gets intense at times and they talk about Chichi dating both Sasha and Sunny brother in a love triangle (but nothing is explicit), so I would recommend it for older students (~7th grade and above), but it's a wonderful fantasy series that I can easily recommend to my own students. This was a much longer book than the first, but totally worth it, and although there were times when it felt a little bit meandering, I enjoyed the story as is and I can't wait for the next one.

Once again, I received the preview of this book from NetGalley, but as soon as I finished the first one, I knew I would have to request the rest of this book. I was absolutely not mistaken. I definitely recommend reading this series starting with the first book.
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