Hello everyone, and welcome to my stop on the AKATA WITCH Blog Tour, hosted by Penguin Teen!
I decided to do something a bit different today. As you’ll see in my review, I found Akata Witch to have a LOT of similarities with Harry Potter so why not try to sort the characters into Hogwarts Houses! This was a LOT harder than I thought it would be!
My initial House for Sunny, the protagonist of Akata Witch, was Gryffindor. She had this inner courage that felt akin to this house and by the end of the book I still through Gryffindor would be the best fit for her!
This spitfire is definitely a Ravenclaw. And not just because she likes to read either. Chichi is witty and quick, with a sharp mind that will lead her to greatness. She yearns for more knowledge whether she’s truly ready for it or not.
I couldn’t quite pin down Orlu’s House at first but then I realized it was staring right at me. Hufflepuff! Orlu is the quietest of the group but he doesn’t need to be vocal. He’s a hard worker and cares for his friends, somewhat of a peacemaker at times.
He was the hardest. At first I was thinking Gryffindor but I ended up sorting Sasha into my own House, Slytherin! Though he’s also a bit brash, I found his ambition shining through, his eagerness to move up in the Leopard world. That rang Slytherin for me!
I didn’t plan to sort one person to each House when I started this book but find it interesting that that’s how it turned out. But this is just my opinion!
If you’ve already read Akata Witch, do you agree with my sortings?
If you haven’t read it, are you excited?!?!
Akata Witch #1
by Nnedi Okorafor
Published on July 11, 2017 by Speak
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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Sunny Nwazue lives in Nigeria, but she was born in New York City. Her features are West African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. And she has a lot of catching up to do.
Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But just as she's finding her footing, Sunny and her friends are asked by the magical authorities to help track down a career criminal who knows magic, too. Will their training be enough to help them against a threat whose powers greatly outnumber theirs?
This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.