Magonia by Maria Dahvana HeadleyMagonia by Maria Dahvana Headley


byMaria Dahvana Headley

Paperback | June 7, 2016

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#1 New York Times bestseller Maria Dahvana Headley’s soaring sky fantasy Magonia is now in paperback!

Since she was a baby, Aza Ray Boyle 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 the fate of the whole of humanity—including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?

Maria Dahvana Headley is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the author of The Year of Yes which has been translated into Korean, German, Dutch, Italian, Hebrew, and Chinese. Headley's title The End of the Sentence, co-written with Kat Howard, published by Subterranean Press in September 2014 was named one of NPR's Best Books o...
Title:MagoniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006232053X

ISBN - 13:9780062320537


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Started off strong, and then fell a bit flat. As I went through this novel, I started feeling less for it. The beginning x amount of it was magnificent, with feeling and emotions and I was right in it with the characters. Then things became too fantastical, and not even the fantasy aspect, more so Jason's out of the blue connections with super hackers and etc. The characters simply turned in a way that made them feel untrue to themselves and I lost what I felt was relatable about them, which made me disappointed and sad.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absent worldbuilding This book simply made no sense: the love triangle was unnecessary, the worldbuilding was flimsy at best and the environmental propaganda was insulting to all countries in development. Oh and the handling of a possibly autistic/OCD character was distasteful.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love the story! the plot and idea behind it is really interesting!
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorites I simply adored this book! The author takes you into a whole different world but keeps the main characters so familiar and "human". I love the subtle humor spread throughout the novel & appreciated the fact that the author touches upon real and current environmental issues. #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Concept I bought this book some time ago when Indigo was having a 2 for [something cheap] paperback promotion and I didn't know what else to pick. While the original idea of an alien species in giant boats appealed greatly to the Pirates of the Caribbean fan in me, I found the main character annoying and her best friend to be way too smart and conveniently talented to be believable. Overall it wasn't bad for the price I paid, but the execution of the idea was poor.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good The beginning is really slow, so be warned, but once you get into it, the book is really good!
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Magonia Oh my... Magonia is one hell of a rare novel.Not only does it offer an intriguing blend of reality-infused science fiction and highly-imaginative fantasy, but it is also unlike anything I have ever read before.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Magonia I thought this sounded like a cool adventure, but the book is bland and the characters are cliche. It wasn't enjoyable.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the best I did not enjoy this book a whole lot. I don't think it had a good storyline and it made me bored.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not into it I enjoyed the writing, but didn't care for the dual perspective or the actual plot/fantasy element of the story. I just couldn't visualize anything that was happening and I couldn't find myself actually picturing the reality of what this world is like. Just not my cup of tea.
Date published: 2016-11-13

Editorial Reviews

“Magonia hooked me from the first page. It has an amazing voice, brutal and hopeful both at once, and a beautiful, unique mythology. Wonderful.”