Oct 232017

Cover of Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor.New York Times: Okorafor invents wild, fantastical creatures and world, but she’s got an even rarer gift, too: She can describe the effect of using magic—the emotional and physiological repercussions of it—so viscerally, it’s as if it were a fever we’d contracted ourselves.

Okorafor describes Sunny’s moments of anguish beautifully, as well as her feelings of kinship and wonder.  This is a novel about a girl who’s just trying to find her place in the world, even when she’s called upon to save it.