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Magonia
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
Maria Dahvana Headley's soaring YA debut is a fiercely intelligent, multilayered fantasy where Neil Gaiman's Stardust meets John Green's The Fault in Our Stars in a story about a girl caught between two worlds . . . two races . . . and two destinies. 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 speakto 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 worldand 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 powerbut 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 humanityincluding the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?
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Lynyvy. R
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley

Genre: Fantasy
Date Started: 11/1/2019
Date Completed: -
How did you choose this book: Found it in our school library and found it interesting
Write a brief summary of the novel: Aza Ray was never a normal baby. Aza was born with a unnormal, mysterious lung disease. This disease causes Aza having a hard time to breath, hard time speaking, having mostly a hard time to live. One day she see something particular, unspeakable sight.

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DuckOfDoom
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Mehso-so

Liked the start, the rest was rather ok.
Did not like the almost love-triangle, but it was resolved in a good manner.

cathysaid But the cover... ❤️ 2mo
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AkashPhoenix
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SanjanaGhosh Looks so cool 😍 3mo
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SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Pickpick

Rating:👍👍👍👍👍
Cover: 👍👍👍👍👍
Characters: 👍👍👍👍👍
Favorite Character: Aza
Least favorite: Zal

I really enjoyed this fun, fast paced adventure of a book! I can't wait to read book 2! I'm also a sucker for a great cover! 5 stars for the cover for sure! Always great when the cover tells a story of it's own after you read the book

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PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you have fun. Enjoying your posts so far. 😉 10mo
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WeeziesBooks
Magonia: Roman | M. D. Headley
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Panpan

Book 3:
✨ One star
✨ Beautiful cover... terrible writing.
✨ Insufferable MC
✨ *lips on mic* yeah it‘s a no from me, dawg

Chasingmermaids Ughhh this book. I have such issues. 11mo
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TrishMcCallister
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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“I‘m hanging from the wind now, like I‘m floating in a swimming pool. There‘s tension in the air beneath me, the feeling of it supporting me—“ - Magonia, p.167

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TrishMcCallister
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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“All I can see are my own eyelashes and my own eyelids, and somehow, also, my own brain, all the pathways inside it, everything dark and narrow, and getting narrower, bookshelves closing in, books crushed, falling into muddled piles, pages crushed, words mangled, and me, running through it all, trying to get out before the walls collapse.” - Magonia, p.69

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TrishMcCallister
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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5 stars

BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! @LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
Ericalambbrown Hey! Welcome! Hope you enjoy it here as much as I do - it‘s a wonderfully warm and helpful community of nerds 🤓📚💕 12mo
TrishMcCallister Thanks @BridgetteM & @Ericalambbrown ! I am loving Litsy so far! ☺️ I am such a recluse I am glad to find a place I can chat with fellow book lovers 😎 12mo
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Suelizbeth Welcome to Litsy 📚❤️ 12mo
delightful_bella Welcome to Litsy, I'm a newbie as well😊 12mo
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trioxin_sematary
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Aza Ray Boyle, nearly 16, is sentenced to death by a breathing disorder medical science calls Azaray syndrome. Somehow she keeps surviving: hating the hospital, loving her batty family. When the worst happens, Aza's shocked at how unprepared she really is. She's even less prepared to wake up on an airship, surrounded by blue-skinned sailors who call her Aza Ray Quel. Aza, it seems, is the lost savior of the sky people of Magonia, stolen away.

Soubhiville Cool photo, sounds like a neat book. 1y
Maike I loved this book. Have you read the sequel? 1y
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trioxin_sematary @Maike I'm glad it's a good one, it sure sounded good when I picked it up randomly in a bookshop. I've not read it...yet! Also, I never knew it had a sequel! 😂 thankya! ☺ 1y
Maike @trioxin_sematary oh I thought you had, oops 😅 1y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
trioxin_sematary @rather_be_reading thanks Danielle! ☺🔖 1y
Crewgurl This was a fun one 😊 @Maike how was the sequel?? 1y
Maike @Crewgurl i haven‘t read it yet 🙈 1y
Crewgurl @Maike lol. It‘s on my list as well. I‘ll let you know if I get to it before you! 1y
SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore I have the sequel in ebook form if anyone wants it! 10mo
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IheartYA
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Well this was....different and original. The writing is beautiful. Character development and pacing were on point. It was a slow start; took anout 100 pages for the action. At one point it felt silly (and more of a so-so) but it quickly corrected and grabbed my attention again. I have #2 on hold at my library. I want to see where it goes. #youngadult

Paula3 Sounds promising 2y
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IheartYA
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Trying to put a dent in this one today.

LibrarianRyan I still have this one to read too. I hope it's good. 2y
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BookBoggart
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Just got back home from visiting family and friends. Found this along the way! #muchlove #tired #looksgood #march #YA

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Bindrosbookshelf
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Pickpick

Review up on blog for this one if you want to check what I thought in more detail 😊
Magonia was imaginative, with a new world up in the sky with boats floating in the air, storm whales and bats that sail ships. It has shape shifting birds and birds that fly in and out of a door in your chest.
I loved the friendships and the pure imagination in this one. 3 Stars and I would continue the series. #jades2018reads #bindrosbookshelf

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kelsyreads22
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
Mehso-so

This book was very weird. I liked the characters. I liked that it dealt with the main characters illness in a very real way. That said overall the story was just weird. If you have read it you'll know what I mean. Talking birds and ships floating in the sky. All very strange.

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thebacklistbook
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
Mehso-so

This book was some bizarre trip! I could barely make heads or tales of it but the writing style and imagery had me so enthralled I couldn't put it down.

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Brie
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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This YA #fantasy is still on my #TBR, but Neil Gaiman seems to like it. I also love the cover. #noteworthynovember

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Clwojick
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Found these beautiful books at the thrift store today for $2 !! I didn't buy any of them yet, because I haven't heard of ANY of them before, so I thought I'd check in with Litsy first to see what you guys say. I love these gorgeous covers though😍 SO BEAUTIFUL!

Broke_Girl_Reads I've seen many rave reviews for And I Darken. Haven't read it myself, but most of my go-to review sites gave it two thumbs up! 2y
PandaPanda Seven black diamonds and And I Darken we're really good. And I Darken especially was sort of dark and not a quick YA like the others 2y
mjdowens Magonia is good also 2y
Clwojick @Broke_Girl_Reads @PandaPanda @mjdowens thanks! I'll have to go back for a few books sometime this week! 2y
readinginthedark I enjoyed Seven Black Diamonds, but the sequel was a disappointment. 😕 2y
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LectricSheep
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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My #litsypenpal @Maike reminded me that I need to read this! The cover is so beautiful-- my photo doesn't capture the gold of the feather. Also look at that Neil Gaiman blurb!! 😍I'm very excited for this one.

Maike 😊 I really hope you like it 2y
LectricSheep @Maike just had a good 15 minute cry about 70 pages in. 😭but i suspect it's lighter on the sads from here on out? 2y
Maike Aaaaah I know which part 😭 yes, it's getting lighter and more action-packed 2y
LectricSheep @maike hooray! Aza's voice is excellent! I had to stop reading because i have work tomorrow, but I just got to Magonia and am very excited. 😁 2y
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AnniesJournals
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
Mehso-so

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teebe
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Re-starting Magonia and I'm reminded why I don't like first-person narratives: It's a goddamn novel, stop TELLING me things and get on with it. This whole first chapter is her explaining how she "lives" in hospitals. The author couldn't just start with a scene in a hospital?

Texreader Yea first person bugs the cr$& out of me too. 2y
teebe @Texreader I'm so annoyed I stopped reading it 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
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butternutcupcakes
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For the first time in a long time, I picked up a book and I struggled to put it back down. The fantastical world of Magonia captured me, and Headley's writing is superb. This is one of my favourite fantasy novels I've read in quite some time and it's nice to see a ya fantasy steer clear of the ever popular dystopian theme. 4/5

#magonia #yafantasy #fantasy #ya #review #mdheadley #mariadahvanaheadley #amazingwriting

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teebe
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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A book to read and a messy poutine dinner. Eighteen years I've been living in Ontario and I still have yet to find a place that makes good poutine.

CouronneDhiver Smoke's! Have you tried it? 2y
teebe @CouronneDhiver No, I'll try them eventually but the fact they use chicken gravy doesn't give me high hopes. 2y
Clwojick Just came upon this post because I was looking for a review on this book.... I'm in Ontario too . ( Thunder Bay ) and my favourite poutine is from a local Chinese Restaurant lol! Don't give up hope! The poutine struggle is REAL! 2y
teebe @Clwojick lol I managed to find a halfway decent one recently at a diner. Maybe in another 18 years I'll find out that meets my high standards 😂 2y
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teebe
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Apparently I missed a thing #asidefrombooks :
⚡️Fave hobby: art, photo/videography
⚡️Fave drink: iced tea
⚡️Fave food: 🍕or maybe shawarma
⚡️Fave colour: green/purple
⚡️Fave city: Idk.. Banff 🏔
⚡️Where my dream house would be: here in Ottawa
⚡️Fave accessory: Funky earrings or any 👜 lg enough for a 📕
⚡️Fave TV show: Sherlock? Too many
⚡️Last movie seen in theatres: Beauty & the Beast
⚡️Currently reading: Magonia
📷 from when I got home today.

Grrlbrarian Shawarma tho 😍 2y
teebe @Grrlbrarian right?! I think I know what I'll have for lunch tomorrow 😋 2y
ferskner Ooooo Banff! 2y
vivastory Shawarma chicken gyros are amazing 2y
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Maike
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I almost put it down in the beginning, because Aza's ramblings were mildly annoying. But once the story really unfolds, it's wonderful. A unique take on the "main characters seems weak but really has amazing powers" theme and great, creative worldbuilding ?? #trainreads

Gissy I didn't like it. 😔Maybe I should give it another try. 2y
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teebe
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It's been ridiculous in Ottawa this week and since I never celebrate #CanadaDay I'm gonna hide out at home and avoid all the #Canada150 madness by burying myself in books 👍🏼📚📚📚

MinDea I really liked this book. It is very beautifully written. For some reason it took me a long time to read it though, felt like a slow read to me. I hope you like it! 2y
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kidundercover
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While I did struggle a little with the book at first, I grew to enjoy this world that was created. On the second book now and I've been so distracted I've been unable to fully enjoy or process what I'm reading, but it's really interesting so far. Totally a duology that is unlike any other. #bookstagram #magonia #aerie

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lizadepietro
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Happy Friday!! This was one of my favorite books I read in May. It's written like poetry and is so beautiful to read. Very unique premise but very good 🙌🏻🌟💕😍

#bookworm #bookish #yalit #friyay #magonia

Bookish.Taylor I need to pick this up. I keep putting it in my cart on BookOutlet but always end up taking it out. 2y
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NextReads
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The writing is what got me. I absolutely loved the main character. Even though she was a teenage girl, she felt real dealing with all of the emotions of going to die eventually. The story line is what makes this into a young adult fantasy. I wouldn't let that get in the way if you're looking for a quick adventure with a witty teenage girl, who's going to die.
#magonia #YAlit

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bibliotecafermecata
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"If you look at the sky that way, it‘s this massive shifting poem, or maybe a letter, first written by one author, and then, when the earth moves, annotated by another. So I stare and stare until, one day, I can read it."
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MrBook Nice pic! Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay with us 😊👍🏻. We're the most positive, tight-knit, passionate bibliophile community you'll meet. Careful: this'll take over your life. 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
bibliotecafermecata @MrBook Thank you! 😘❤️ 2y
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jesstrevisi
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'Magonia' is definitely one of the best books I read in 2017, so far! I loved the story and the characters and the writing was sooo beautiful! 💕 Did you read the book? #bookblogger #booklover #books #book #read #reader #reading #bibliophile #bookaholic #booknerd #bookish #bookaddict #love #beautiful #magonia #mariadheadley

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YaelPassario
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{•'Yes, I'm a reader. Kill me. I could tell you I was raised in the library and the books were my only friends, but I didn't do that, did I? Because I have mercy. I'm neither a genius nor a kid destined to become a wizard.
I'm just me. I read stuff. Books are not my only friends, but we're friendly. So there.'}

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LottiW
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I'm tired to read this book. I'm bored because it is so obvious what will happen. So i'm pretty sure that i will stop reading. 😅😒
I really like the protagonist but a book have to give me more.
By the way: I am in love with this cover. 😍😱

MrBook Cool cover! Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay with us 😊👍🏻. We're the most positive, tight-knit, passionate bibliophile community you'll meet. Careful: this'll take over your life. 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
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liveandbreathewords
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I loved Magonia by Maria D. Headley.
Even though it has got some flaws it's a beautiful and magical story which I can just recommend. 💕
All characters are so amazingly written and I loved Aza and Jason. Definitely a book to pick up, I can't wait to read Aerie next!
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Midknight.traveller I love that cover 😻😻 2y
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Hannahjeangranger
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Mehso-so

Enjoyed it at the beginning but I didn't end up finishing it

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StarsBish
Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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4/5

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JessicaThunstromNelson
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#riotgram #riotgrams Challenge Day 20 is #favoritebookcover. Rather than make myself choose, I thought I'd share a handful of covers I like. Most of them are trade paperbacks with soft matte covers. I love how they feel, as well as how look. (I also love the cover for The Dreamblood Duology, but that's still on my TBR pile)

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LouBeth
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#favoritecover and the book was so good too. #riotgram

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Merethebookgal
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Here's a YA Fantasy duology with #onewordtitle(s). I loved the voices of Aza and Jason- Headley sure knows how to write teenagers head-over-heels in love! These books pulled at my heartstrings and let me soar through the curious and beautiful world of Magonia. #riotgram

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blondie
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I'm honestly a little bit confused so far, but I've never really read any fantasy books. None that I can remember, anyway. I'm trying to expand my reading this year. Gonna try to read fantasty and historical fiction. I'm actually so stoked to do so. :)

KCorter That cover art is gorgeous though! Especially with a good review by Neil Gaiman. :) 3y
blondie @KCorter Yesss. :) This was actually a cover buy for me, hahaha. 3y
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Crewgurl
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Loved the fresh storyline. The characters were lovable and relatable. Highly enjoyed this one. I'm sad the library doesn't have the second one. #litsyAtoZ #letterM