Happy Wednesday, fellow readers, writers and bloggers! Hope you have a great day.
My review today will be on a breathtaking book called Zahra the Windseeker.
Title: Zahra the Windseeker.
Author: Nnedi Okorafor Mbachu
Summary: Zahrah, a timid thirteen-year-old girl, undertakes a dangerous quest into the Forbidden Greeny Jungle to seek the antidote for her best friend after he is bitten by a snake, and finds knowledge, courage, and hidden powers along the way.
First of all, I love the name, Zahra. From the start, I loved the setting. It is a fiction planet on its own. The way they have stuff is so different from us here on earth. Zahra is a bubbly, happy girl from the beginning but also sad because people tease her due to her dada hair. Dada like we know in Africa is the same as in their planet too. So, her dada causes a lot of problems for her. She has only one friend. The descriptions in this book are just so intriguing. I love the dark forest that no one was able to venture in. But Zahra did. She went in to save her only and best friend, Dari. The things she encountered were shocking, surprising, sickening, funny and scary. Mostly scary though. The scariest of all was the elgort, and she was actually supposed to bring an unformed elgort egg home. Due to her flying abilities, she fought it and saved her friend.
Friendship is an integral part of the book. From the start to the end, it revolves around Zahra and her friend. Everything she went through and encountered, every step of the way, we are made to remember who she is doing that for. The book is written in 1st POV so we see a lot of what goes on in Zahra’s mind. The cover is a masterpiece on its own. Zahra’s dada pulled me in to read the book and I enjoyed every part of it. The book has 35 chapters. I would highly recommend it to lovers of fiction and adventures.
I hope you all enjoyed this review. Feel free to comment your thoughts and advice. Thank you for reading.
Have a lovely day, bookies. 💟
Nnedimma Nkemdili “Nnedi” Okorafor is a Nigerian-American writer of fantasy and science fiction for both children and adults. She is best known for her novels Binti, Who Fears Death, Zahrah the Windseeker, Akata Witch, and Lagoon. Other than fiction, she has also written for comics and film.
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