miércoles, 3 de febrero de 2016

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley Review

Publicado por Paulina J. en 21:30
Title: Magonia 
Series:Magonia #1
Author: Maria Dahvana Headley 
Date Published: April 28th 2015 by HarperCollins

Publisher: April 28th 2015 by HarperCollins

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 be the first to admit that I only read this book because of it's cover, the blurb didn't seem like it was something I would enjoy reading but  many of my favorite bloggers were pretty excited about ti so I decided to give it  a chance

Thins I have mixed feelings about:

-The whole bird people thing. The concept is interesting but a bit strange for me the picture I have in my head varies from bird/human  lookalikes of the movie Rio and sometimes the image I have is quite Tim Burtonish creatures. So I'm undecided.

Things I didn't like:

-Asa. I overall didn't like her being the special snowflake heroine.

Now it's time for a little rant.

Ok so the main characters attitude hit me a little bit close to home because just like her my little brother has a chronic disease that took a while to get diagnosed, I mean it was 4 years. The strain a chronic disease puts on a family is awful and to see the way Asa acted like she was entitled to treat everyone like crap just because she was sick made me want to punch her in the face, especially for the way she spoke to her parents. Sadly all of this happened at the beginning of the book so it basically ruined the entire book for me, I couldn't connect with Asa after the way she behaved, sadly it is true that first impression matter.

Final Rating

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