If the AKATA WITCH Cast Went to Hogwarts

POSTED ON July 20, 2017 BY Austine IN Blog Tour, Giveaway

If the AKATA WITCH Cast Went to Hogwarts

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?!?!

If the AKATA WITCH Cast Went to Hogwarts
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Akata Witch #1
Published on July 11, 2017 by Speak
Pages: 349
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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?

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This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor was born in the United States to two Igbo (Nigerian) immigrant parents. She holds a PhD in English and is a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University. She has been the winner of many awards for her short stories and young adult books, and won a World Fantasy Award for Who Fears Death. Nnedi's books are inspired by her Nigerian heritage and her many trips to Africa. She lives in Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family. She can be contacted via her website, www.nnedi.com.


Don’t forget to check out the rest of the tour!

Week One:
July 17 – An AfroBoricua Reads – Review
July 18 – YA and Wine – Review & Wine Pairing
July 19 – A Page With A View – Top 10 Books for HP Fans
July 20 – NovelKnight – The Sorting Hat
July 21 – YA Wednesdays – Fashion Inspired by Akata Witch
Week Two:
July 24 – Wandering Bark Books – Spotlight
July 25 – Bibliophile Gathering – Review
July 26 – Dazzled by Books – Review
July 27 – What Sarah Read – Review & Mood Board
July 28 – Alexa Loves Books – Review
Week Three:
July 31 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
August 1 – The YA Book Traveler
August 2 – Once Upon a Twilight – Spotlight
August 3 – Books 4 Your Kids
August 4 – Hollywood News Source – Akata Witch Excerpt


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5 responses to “If the AKATA WITCH Cast Went to Hogwarts

  1. Breana M.

    Actually, I totally agree with your choices. I can definitely see the characters of Akata Witch being sorted into those Houses.