02 March 2015

TBR: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Maria Dahvana Headley

Expected publication: April 28th 2015 by HarperCollins
3.74 of 5 stars at Goodreads
Aza Ray is drowning in thin air. Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live. So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name. Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Magonia. Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power—and as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war is coming. Magonia and Earth are on the cusp of a reckoning. And in Aza’s hands lies the fate of the whole of humanity—including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?
There is something magical about this book. From it's beautiful cover, to the strange magical story line where a girl is caught between worlds. These are the kind of stories I love so much and I am intrigued about how it develops. What kind of world she finds. It sounds more like a modern version of Peter Pan, but you never know.

I really don't like how they say "the fault in our stars". I can understand if they compare it to Winter's Tale, where she does suffer from a lung decease and magical things occur. I believe this is just a marketing strategy which is quite sad considering this book might actually stand on it's own without help of those over-hyped books. But I am looking forward to it! The cover reminds me of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.

And yes, I pre-ordered it.
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