Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #199

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

Akata Witch
by Nnedi Okorafor

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are 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. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a “free agent,” with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?
I stumbled on this author last week, and I have been wanting to get one of her books ever since – I already have a couple on my wishlist. I've never heard of a book quite like this one – of course, there are books out there that have a character struggling with their identity, who feels like an outsider because something about them makes them different from those around them – but I haven't seen anything about an albino character in Nigeria before. And to throw magical powers into the mix? Amazing! I'm really excited about this book, and now that Foyles in Birmingham will be opening its doors today, I will definitely be getting this book on order with them! I'm very excited.

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


Allison said...

Although I''m kind of tired of stories with magic, the diversity aspects interests me about Akata Witch. I just belatedly posted my link. Been late with everything this month, it seems. Sigh. The good news is I've gotten a lot of books read. ;-)

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