Wednesday, March 9, 2016


By Maria Dahvana Headley
Harper, 2015. 309 pages. Young Adult Graphic Novel

Since she was a baby, Aza Ray has been suffering from a mysterious lung disease that makes it incredibly difficult to breathe, or talk, or live, for that matter.  She always felt that she must not have been made for this world, but when ships appear in the sky calling her name she doubts her own sanity.  She travels to the world of Magonia, a place where she can breathe for the first time, but when everything she loved back on Earth is in jeopardy Aza will have to decide where her loyalties lie.

This is an interesting mix of the modern day world and fantasy elements that would appeal most to fans of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.  The pace can drag a bit but hang in there because it all leads up to a very exciting conclusion.  This is the first in a series.


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