Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley. This is a really hard book to explain, and I feel bad every time I do this, but I’m just gonna have to write what the inside cover says. I don’t like to do that because I feel like anyone can just read the inside of the cover, and I personally like to read other people’s reviews on books, but this book is just too hard to explain. Anytime someone saw me reading it and asked, “Oh, hey what’s that about?” I would just stare at them and be like “It’s about a girl, who goes to a world with bird people.” Not a very good description I know, but sorry.
Soooooooo here’s what the cover says:
“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?”
So there you have it, kinda hard to explain. Haha. Anyhow, I actually really liked the book for the most part, but then after Aza went to Magonia things started happening, and I got really lost and confused. I do recommend it though, because for the most part it was a very enjoyable book. Good luck explaining it to people. 😉
4 out of 5 stars.