Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, and it gives you a chance to spotlight a book that you are eagerly waiting to be released.

This week, I picked:

By Maria Dahvana Headley
Publication Date: April 28 2015

Summary 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 Picked it:

            This is one of the many (MANY) books that both Buttersnaps99 and I are anxiously waiting on. But I have to admit, I was hesitant when I first read the description, I was kind of hesitant about it, because it’s compared to The Fault in Our Stars and, well, I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of having my heart ripped out and stomped on when reading. I like Happily Ever Afters. But the rest of the summary was just too good to pass up, and so I am willing to give it a fair shot and winning me over. Would you like to read Magonia? If so, click here and it will take you to the library’s Website where you can put a hold on it.

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