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?
It wasn't bad, but it really didn't live up to my expectations. I had heard great things about it, and while it was imaginative, I found it hard to keep up with.
I think the writing is really nice and I honestly loved the beginning of this book. The characters are interesting and I wanted to know more about them. However, at some point, the story got very complicated, very quickly, and I felt like I was always trying to catch up with it. After that, it fell back into a quiet moment, but I was simply not that interested in the story. It was too weird for me and since there was nothing more to catch my attention, I actually spent a long time trying to finish this novel. The ending was easier for me to follow, although I'm left wondering what's going to happen next, which I wasn't even interested in in the middle if the book.
Other people might love it, but it simply wasn't for me.