I finished Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley a little while ago but am behind on reviews!
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?
Weird. Weird weird weird. I just could not get into this. Without spoiling it for you, it turns out that Aza is something not human. And what she is, is something I've never read about before. Which quite honestly is a good thing. I can't even really wrap my head around it enough to write a proper review. So I'll sum it up by saying it again. It was just plain weird.
I gave this book a rating of 2/5.
*FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.