Akata Witch

384 pages

Published July 11, 2017 by Speak.

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There is a lot to love about Akata Witch so it was a bit frustrating that the story didn’t get going until really half way through. Sunny discovers she is a Leopard Person later than most of her kind do. She’s always been an outsider, an albino, American born and now living with her Nigerian family in Aba, Nigeria. Her parents are Lambs (non-magical people) and therefore don’t know about her magic, and she must keep it that way.

Fortunately for Sunny, some other teenagers notice her power and take her under their wings. She can also learn from the Fast Facts for Free Agents guide which has extracts throughout the story. The bulk of this first instalment is worldbuilding, with Sunny trying to learn all the customs, rules and how to use her power.

Both the Lamb and Leopard communities are on edge with a man known as Black …

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