Wednesday, April 1, 2015

waiting on wednesday: magonia

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted over at Breaking the Spine, where each week we talk about a highly anticipated release! 

This week's pick: Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley
release date: April 28

synopsis: 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?

I don't really have any idea what this book is going to be like, but just from the first sentence of the synopsis, I am hooked. It sounds so interesting and different, and I cannot wait to just see if this lives up to my hopes for it. 

what are your picks this week?



  1. I've not heard of this book before but I like the sound of it! I always love stories about other worlds. Thanks for sharing! Will be keeping an eye out for this now.

    1. I'm glad I could introduce you! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. I'm very curious about this one. The cover is so lovely! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I think so too! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. I'm excited for this book too! Hope you like it!

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