Review: Magonia (Magonia #1) by Maria Dahvana Headley

Posted August 12, 2015 in review / 1 Comment

Review: Magonia (Magonia #1) by Maria Dahvana HeadleyMagonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
Published by HarperCollins on April 28th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Source: Library
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Maria Dahvana Headley's soaring YA debut is a fiercely intelligent, multilayered fantasy where Neil Gaiman's Stardust meets John Green's The Fault in Our Stars in a story about a girl caught between two worlds . . . two races . . . and two destinies.
Aza Ray Boyle 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—but as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war between Magonia and Earth is coming. In Aza's hands lies fate of the whole of humanity—including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?

HOLY HELL, THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. It was well-written, attention-grabbing and it will make you cry. Well, kidding about that crying part unless you’re as emotional as me. This book wasn’t really super sad. It just had sad moments that were worth my tears. BUT ANYWAY, guys, you need to read this book if you have not, because this book is one of a kind, I’m serious.

Okay, I have to admit that I was in love with this book at first sight. I mean, hi, have you seen that cover? Super duper prettiness. And then there was the story plot. I have never really thought of death in a positive light, and this book made me do so. Because for the first time, I have mixed feelings about a main character dying. As much as I love it that she’s dead (damn, this sounds super wrong), because of the whole Magonia thing, I wanted her to NOT die too because of Jason.

Oh, did I tell you? I’m super totally in love with Jason. He’s mine mine mine, and I will exterminate anyone else who takes him away from me. HAHA. But seriously. That dude is a combination of geeky and sexy. And reading from his POV makes it all the more interesting, because us readers would know what’s going on in that sexy, brainy mind of his.


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