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Aylea Stephens


Dependable, Young Adult, Maria Dahvana Headley, Magic, Birds, Death, Ships, Fantasy

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Book Review


Aza Ray is drowning in air. She’s had a lung disease her whole life, and no one expects her to live very long. When she sees in a ship in the sky, her family thinks that it is another hallucination side effect to the many medications that she has to take, but Aza knows that it’s real because she can hear someone on the ship calling her name. Only her best friend, Jason, believes her, but before they can learn about what it is, Aza is taken from her regular world and put into another: Magonia. This is a world of trading ships above the clouds and here she can breathe. She also has incredible power if she discovers how to use it. But in this new world, she doesn’t know who to trust, and she realizes that she might have to go to war against her old home of Earth. Magonia has to choose her loyalty over the family she knows and the family she is just discovering.