Sunday, July 12, 2015

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Page Count: 320
Published on: April 28th 2015
Published by: HarperCollins
Genre(s): Fantasy, YA, Science Fiction, Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Source: Print: Hardcover: Library
Age Rating: PG-15
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon

Twitter@MARIADAHVANA

My Rating: 4 stars





Goodreads synopsis:
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?

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Hey guys!

        Oh my gosh this was so cool! There were so many different parts of this book that made it absolutely beautiful. It was a mix of science fiction, fantasy, romance, beautiful language; and such inventive and beautiful characters! Holy cow! This book will make you feel like you've traveled to a different world. I could tell how much work Maria Dhavana Headley put into her book, because it was a really solid novel! The language was spot on, the characters were so original and the fantasy aspects of the novel were astoundingly new to me. I've never ever read about something like what Headley has created. I really really like it. 

       I really like Aza, she was relatable as a character, because she was constantly fighting to do what was right and to know who she was as a person. I loved that she wasn't what she seemed. I also loved that she didn't trust her new surroundings lickety-split, she used her head. I like a character that uses common sense. She wasn't a naive little bird, she figured out clues. I loved the pairing and I really want to see what happens in the sequel....there better be a sequel. I also loved Dai. He was really interesting

        I also loved that they gave me a backstory for the characters, they didn't just give you clues to figure out, they gave you clues and told you the whole story towards the end. The whole book was so solidly written...I love it. It's full of romance, action, adventure, and fantasy. 

          I don't honestly think it lives up to the hype that EpicReads had given it. I was really hoping that it would be really really phenomanal but honestly it's not as great as the hype says it is. It's totally worth reading! Don't get me wrong..but it's definitely 5/5 stars. It's really more of a 4/5 star rating. 

My One Little Problem With Magonia:
  1. I couldn't picture the Magonians very well. It was kind of awkward.
What I Loved The Most: 
  1. SQUALLWHALES!: I love whales and the squallwhales sounded amazing and I want to see one so badly! Super cute!
  2. Bat Sails: "firefly" 
  3. "Reciting pi": love love love this concept of relieving anxiety :D
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My Favorite Character: maybe Ava Ray Quel
My Least Favorite Character: Zel Quel

Enjoy guys!
Olivia
~livthebooknerd~