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?
Pampering & Prose with Make Out Magic and Magonia
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Love kisses? Love soft lips? I do! I am head over heels for Perfectly Posh’s Make Out Magic. It is this amazing sugar scrub that makes your lips so soft and smooth! Give lips a magic makeover! Natural sugar exfoliates and rich butters moisturize for lips so soft and supple. Smooth it on and pucker up! No need to wash off. The best part is not having to wash it off, to lick off that sugary sweetness! A little guilt-free treat!
I received Magnolia in one of my Owlcrate boxes. I hadn’t heard much about it, but the cover was art. I am still geeking out over the cover. One of my blogger buddies said that she thought I would like the book even though it got mixed review. I would have to say that I did enjoy it but wowizers, it was odd. This was one book you really have to let your imagine go and just flow with the story. It starts off so generic, “sick girl and boy who loves her.” But then, it gets CRAZY! I am not exaggerating here. Totally honestly crazy. It is so hard to write this review without worrying about spoilers. Aza finds out that she is actually not really sick, she just is not made to breathe air on earth. She finds herself on a ship in the sky, fully able to breathe and with a new path in life. But her heart still aches for the boy below. Plus, there is some crazy (more crazy) stuff going on with the people of the ship. The world building was a little lacking – I am not sure if it is because there was so much shoved into this one book. It appears that it will be a series, so I would have really liked more development of Aza’s life on this ship. Maybe the part of her training could have been fleshed out more. But, it was still a great read. The writing was really well done and fit the fantasy aspect of the story. I am interested to see where the series goes.
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