A year and a half after the events of Akata Witch, Sunny is studying her magical powers in order to master the art of juju, Nigerian magic, with her mentor Sugar Cream, as well as attempting to decipher her confusing and dangerous Nsibidi book. But trying to balance her true self as a free agent in the secret Leopard Society with being the normal girl her parents dreamed of raising isn’t easy, especially because Sunny knows that the evil masquerade Ekwensu is still out there in the world plotting to destroy humanity and that only Sunny and her best friends Orlu, Chichi, and Sasha can change that. But how can Sunny use her special magic—which derives from her own flaws—to save the world when she barely knows who she is?
Akata Warrior is an incredible sequel to Akata Witch, and I love watching as the characters learn and grow. The characters have changed since we first met them in Akata Witch, and so has the world! The world of juju and Leopard people has become so much more deep and complex. One thing I really appreciate is that Sunny (or her friends, for that matter) isn’t perfect. She makes mistakes, sometimes intentionally and sometimes by accident, which makes her so much more real and relatable for readers. She is a young hero in a perilous world of juju, and she is willing to learn from her experiences. I recommend Akata Warrior to anyone and everyone!