Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

Series: Magonia (Book 2)
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062320556
ISBN-13: 978-0062320551
Release Date ~ October 4, 2016!

The stunning sequel to Maria Dahvana Headley’s critically acclaimed Magonia tells the story of one girl who must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes—and two versions of herself.

Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend, Jason, is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She’s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you’ve spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship, and discovering that your song can change the world.

As in, not normal. Part of Aza still yearns for the clouds, no matter how much she loves the people on the ground.

When Jason’s paranoia over Aza’s safety causes him to make a terrible mistake, Aza finds herself a fugitive in Magonia, tasked with opposing her radical, bloodthirsty, recently escaped mother, Zal Quel, and her singing partner, Dai. She must travel to the edge of the world in search of a legendary weapon, the Flock, in a journey through fire and identity that will transform her forever.

Told in Maria Headley’s trademark John Green–meets–Neil Gaiman voice, Aerie is sure to satisfy the many readers who can’t wait to return to the spellbinding world of Magonia.

 Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley is the second book in the Magonia Duology. While each book in this series can be read as stand alone books, I  recommend reading them in order to best enjoy this unique series. 

I found the beginning of Aerie to move a bit slowly but the story quickly picked up pace and moved steadily through till the end. It is an engaging read that kept me on my toes! 

The only thing that was a bit of a negative for me was that there was a bit too much angst and drama between Aza and Jason. So much so that at times it overwhelmed the beauty of  this story.  Overall though, I enjoyed reading Aerie!

Rating: 3.5

Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review

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