review · YA FANTASY

Review:Magonia απο την Maria Dahvana Headley

21393526Since 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?

Didn’t you ever know a friend that was nice and smart,with a good set of morals and you really wanted to liked them more but they were soooo boring?Well this book is that friend.While it has a unique story with an amazing imagery and well crafted heroes the story never reaches it’s full potential due to the lack of action.Yes,there is action in this story but it isn’t strong enough to raise your adrenaline.

Aza,the main character,is a teenage girl suffering from a terminal illness so rare,actually she is the only known case,that the doctors named the condition after her.She is smart and interesting and in love with her best friend Jason,a teenage boy who is suffering from a “mental illness” (I don’t remember what it is exactly) but has a brilliant mind.When Aza dies,well sort of,she boards a ship full of bird-people and incredible creatures such as:batsails, squallwhales and stormsharks.Fascinating!While getting to know her new place in a new world her best friend will do the best he can to find her since he is sure she is alive.

What truly saves this book,at least in the begining,is the wonderful writing.At the start I was mesmerized by the beautiful sentences the writer managed to produced but soon my utter boredom won.

I do recomend this YA fantasy novel to reader that enjoy this specific genre.They will certainly get to know a wonderful new world and such a unique one too.

*The sequel will be released somewhere around the early 2016.

*Excuse any mistakes I’ve made,I haven’t written a review in English for quite some time.

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