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desert with nomads and stuff and Shadow Speaker is set in that kind of place too with nomads and stuff and Shadow Speaker is set in that kind of place too what this book is about is a girl called Ejii As I ve said before their world is a future versian of ours where a bomb exploded and the radiation created this sort of super human people Ejii is what they call a Shadow Speaker she can speak to shadows The leader of their country is called Jaa and she is leaving the country to go to an all important meeting to prevent all the world from warring The shadows tell "Ejii that she must go with Jaa to save the worlds "that she must go with Jaa to save the worlds book is completly awesome I actually
the begining of American Idol finish it Now that is a sign of a good book It is 2070 and life on Earth has been completely changed after a isastrous nuclear fallout earlier in the century now in addition to technology there is magic and there are magical gateways to another world Ginen the world of Zahrah the Windseeker Certain people have become metahuman with strange abilities like rainmaking or speaking to shadows as Ejii Ugabe is able to The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel do When Ejii was eight she witnessed the execution or perhaps murder of her power seeking father by Jaa the Red ueen of Niger Now that she is fourteen she must follow Jaa to the other world of Ginen as they strive to convince the otherworlders not to make war on EarthI liked this a lot than Zahrah the Windseeker this is not to say that Iidn t like Zahrah because I Stevie did but The Shadow Speaker is much complex and interesting Ejii faces a much larger threat and her journey feelsangerous and tense I appreciated the focus on Africa on languages and cultures and the contrast between our present and this future Earth where Africa and Australia play a much central part and America and Europe are barely mentioned as well as the contrast between Earth and Ginen It s a fascinating universe and I hope Okorafor will return to it in future books I thoroughly enjoyed this highly imaginative coming of age tale about Ejimafor Ugabe Dik ogu and five seperate worlds This story had a wonderful feel to it that makes me want to recommend it to almost everyon. The Sahara to find her father's murderer Ejii iscovers that her people are in anger of annihilation and that she may be their last hope for surviva. ,MISSED THE BEGINING OF AMERICAN IDOL
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A APOCALYPTIC DYSTOPIAN FUTURE FANTASY SET IN WESTpost apocalyptic Officer Buckle and Gloria dystopian future fantasy set in West starring a teen girl with magic powers who goes on a uest with a really kickass warrior ueen the ueen s two husbands another teen with magic powers and some talking animals It should have been SO GOOD It really set out to be too The protagonist Ejii is very likable and though her magic is possibly too immediately powerful to be satisfying sheoes struggle with it and with her newfound role as a game changer on a grand scale in a believable and endearing manner She s timid and unused to taking control in a way that s uite well Antolog�a Patri�tica done and her efforts to overcome that are satisfying I also really enjoy the fact of ueen Jaa s unconventional family arrangement and the way other people like her first husband s parents respond to it and would have loved exploration of it The characters are intriguing and respond in very nuanced ways and the worldbuilding is very interesting if a little overblown at times The noveloesn t uite manage to come together for me though for a number of reasons First the prose is clunkier and less sophisticated than the story it s trying to hold up and the ifference is jarring Second the magic is a little too powerful and convenient for the stakes to feel at all risky Third I was "really put off by the very very overt construction of the evil chief s fatness as proof of "put off by the very very overt construction of the evil chief s fatness as proof of icky evilnessThat said I really really enjoyed a lot of the parts of the novel and would pick up a seuel in a second hoping for improvement A fun and engaging read with a powerful anti violence message I iscovered Nnedi Okorafor last year when I read her enchanting Akata Witch series I have since enjoyed several other of her books This book is young Adult The Shadow Speaker is a richly imagined coming of age story with a theme of empowerment The book s biggest strength is the characters author Okorafor Mbachu breathes life into a fascinating cast of characters The portrayal of future Niger is interesting combining highly imaginative world building with elements of modern Niger projected into the future The year is 2070 and civilization has been completely transformed following a nuclear fallout in the early twenty first century Magic mysticism and mi. ,
Owever the imaginative elements were occasionally a little too bizarre for my tastes and the reasons for the changes weren t always well explained or believable In spite of this The Shadow Speaker is a fresh and enjoyable fantasy that will appeal to teens and adults Read my entire review How friggin scary a talking shadowPerfect for Halloween Can t wait to read this I really loved this It s an earlier work from Okorafor and isn t as etailed or well plotted as Akata Witch
and the magnificent Who Fears Death but it s a great readthe magnificent Who Fears Death but it s a great read imbues what could have been a very ark story with a sense of wonder and joy at Chosen by the Lieutenant discovery I wanted to spend much time in the worlds sheescribes What Is Madness? duuuuuuuuuuuuude Look I ate this up in one sitting I could barely convince myself to put itown
TO PEE SPOILER ALERT I DIDN T I TOOKpee spoiler alert I This Pagan Heaven didn t I took with me I wish I could give it another star I kind of want to fight people giving it bad reviews I want to erase it from my memory so I can read it again I want to read 1000 books in this world This is what spec fic should be man A bye yall Awesome female lead check Awesome female lead with two female mentors mother Jaa andont even get me started on Jaa and how much I want to read every story of her life ever check Two potential love interests and NO ROMANCE AND NO LOVE TRIANGLE CHECK like there was a moment or two I was scared it was going there AND IT DID NOT GOOD Talking animal friend check Casual magic and tech blend check I LOVE THIS BOOK A LOT GUYS A LOT I on t want to get into spoilers but like go read it so we can talk about it Absolutely wonderful D This book is AWESOME When I "first read the back of the book I kinda thought it was going to be like another book I read called "read the back of the book I kinda thought it was going to be like another book I read called because both of them are set in worlds that have magical powers because of an old war This book is reeeeally ifferent from Obernewtyn but is still reeeeeally good It actually reminded me of another book called The Blue Sword I think thats because I loved that book and the character went on a life changing journey that helped her evelope and save the worldO I know what else Blue Sw. Nd blowing technology now rule the worldIn West Africa fourteen year old Ejii struggles to master her own magical powers Embarking on a journey across. .