Maria Dahvana Headley: Magonia
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.
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.
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.
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?