Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.
This week, I’m waiting on Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley, which has an expected publication date of April 28, 2015.
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?
I’ll admit that I haven’t read Stardust (I did love the movie though!), but any comparison to Neil Gaiman’s works is bound to pique my interest. Magonia sounds wonderfully unique and reminds me a bit of Peter Pan, so I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
Which books are you waiting on? Leave me a link or a list to your Waiting on Wednesday post below.
Oh my goodness, yes! This book won me over with the Stardust comparison and awesome description ^_^ I’m so excited for this one and The Red Queen!
The Red Queen is at the top of my wishlist – it looks so good! I hope you enjoy reading them both! 🙂
It really does :)! I’ve heard nothing but good things about The Red Queen. I hope you enjoy them too!!
the cover is gorgeous. i’m excited to read this one too. it’s available on edelweiss, did you know? 🙂
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-michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks
The cover is the first reason it caught my interest (I know I shouldn’t cover-judge, but I couldn’t help myself, haha). Ooh, I’ll have to put in a request! Thanks for letting me know! 🙂
I got this on from Edelweiss! Honestly, I only downloaded it because the cover is gorgeous and it’s fantasy. I LOVE fantasy. I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!
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I hope you enjoy it too! I’m looking forward to reading your review! 🙂