Waiting on Wednesday: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

Magonia by Maria Dahvana HeadleyPublisher: HarperCollins

Author:  Maria Dahvana Headley  

Release date: April 28, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Neil Gaiman’s Stardust meets John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars in this fantasy about a girl caught between two worlds…two races…and two destinies.

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?

Why I’m excited: I’m not a big fan of books being sold as similar to another book or author, but Stardust meets The Fault in Our Stars? I’m not going to lie, that intrigues me. I love books with different worlds, with new places and new things to discover. I also love books that infuse fantasy into our reality. This book sounds incredible, and I feel really lucky to have gotten an ARC this past week (oh, the benefits of being nice to people). I can’t wait to dive into it soon.

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6 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

  1. Wow! I love the synopsis! Now I definitely want to read it. It also vaguely reminds me of Treasure Planet, though probably only because of the image I come up with for the ships. Since this books comes out on my birthday, I will be keeping an eye out! Can’t wait to read your review.

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