Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!

This week I am waiting for...

Neil Gaiman’s Stardust meets John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars in this groundbreaking 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?

Maria Dahvana Headley's soaring YA debut is a fiercely intelligent, multilayered fantasy rich with symbolism and steeped in allegory. Her John Green–meets–Neil Gaiman approach to character development and world building will draw readers of all genres, who will come for the high-concept journey through the sky and stay for the authentic, confused, questioning teen voices. Jason and Aza’s fight to find each other somewhere between sky and earth is the perfect anchor for Headley’s gorgeous, wildly vivid descriptions of life in Magonia.

Release Date: April 28th 2015  
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Why am I waiting?
First: Look at that cover! It's so beautiful!
Second: This book sounds amazing! I'm always up for a fantasy and this book is no different!

What book are you waiting for this week?


  1. It is so beautiful! I got it from Edelweiss, but I probably will be buying a copy, too. It sounds so unique! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. Yeah, with a cover like that, you need a stroke-able copy!

  2. Cover is pretty, and it does sound interesting. It's on my list to watch out for as well. =)
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  3. I've seen this one around but now that I finally took the time to read the synopsis, hmm. I think I'm interested :) Thanks for sharing!


  4. This sounds amazing, thanks for bringing it to my attention! And looks at that beautiful cover, yep this definitely goes on my TBR list :D
    here's our WoW :)