Julie Says: Oh how I love this series! Rich in magic, folklore, and the ache of growing up as a child of two worlds. Having spent most of my life traveling and always feeling just a little out of place, these books speak to me in a profound way. Add to that my all-consuming love of inventive, original fantasy and this becomes something that transcends even my usual enthusiasm for story. Go read this series (starting with Akata Witch) and don’t say I didn’t warn you- it’s life-changing.
From the moment Sunny Nwazue discovered she had magic flowing in her blood, she sought to understand and control her powers. Throughout her adventures in Akata Witch and Akata Warrior, she had to navigate the balance between nearly everything in her life–America and Nigeria, the “normal” world and the one infused with juju, human and spirit, good daughter and powerful Leopard Person.
Now, those hard lessons and abilities are put to the test in a quest so dangerous and fantastical, it would be madness to go…but deadly not to. With the help of her friends, Sunny embarks on a mission to find a precious object hidden deep in a magical realm. Defeating the guardians of the prize will take more from Sunny than she has to give, and triumph will mean she will be forever changed.