Waiting on Wednesday (12) : Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley

Originally coming from the Breaking The Spine blog, Waiting on Wednesday allows me to talk about a book I just can’t wait to get my hands on. Let’s get started !

Don’t forget to tell me about the book you’re eager to read, this week, in comments!

Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley
Expected publication : April 28th 2015
Publisher : Harper Collins

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?

Okay, I’ll admit it : I judged this book by its cover, at first. But look at that gorgeous art. I had to stop and see what it’s all about. The blurb at the beginning got my full attention. Neil Gaiman, John Green? Intriguing. As I read this synopsis, I found myself kind of captivated : by the originality of this story, this idea of a whole other world, and, obviously, by the romance it promises. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book, and I hope it will be as good as I’m imagining it.

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