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(Magonia #2)

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  2,427 ratings  ·  435 reviews
Where is home when you were born in the stars?

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
Hardcover, 307 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by HarperCollins
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Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
i started this is in july...........

it is now mid-october......

i think that says it all.
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
SOMEONE PINCH ME, I MUST BE DREAMING. Magonia was fantastic, and I am so stoked that there's a sequel! ...more
Heidi The Reader
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Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“I’m in the dark again, this time without a song to save me, and then dark is everything I see, everything I know,”

This was a YA fantasy sequel, and I preferred it to Magonia.

Aza wasn’t quite so annoying in this book, and Jason seemed to have her best interests at heart, even if he made some very questionable decisions. The jumping point of view from Aza to Jason
Sep 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley
Book Two of the Magonia series
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

Where is home when you were born in the stars?

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
Neil (or bleed)
Jan 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Aerie started where Magonia left and continued to tell the story of Aza Ray Quel as she face the adventure of her life and her heart.

It is a great adventure. I felt like I'm flying with the birds when I'm reading this book. The picture the author has shown through her words are majestic, magical and dumbfounding. I am speechless.

But sometimes, I did feel a bit overwhelmed with all the descriptions, and sometimes, I did feel that it's kind of lacking. Seriously though, I am in awe.

Why 3 stars is
Dec 16, 2015 rated it liked it
This was one of my most anticipated sequels and it breaks my heart that I'm only giving this 3 stars. In fact, I'm wondering if it's too high. I will preface this by saying that like usual, I didn't do a reread...

...and I was lost pretty much the entire book.

Everything I loved from book one {mainly the imagery and the banter} seems to have disappeared. I felt like this was an entirely different story with new characters. But instead of a getting-to-know-them period, I was just thrown into the m
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
After reading Magonia, I felt remarkably let down. There was something inexplicable missing, a broken-record skip that never let the words (which were admittedly lovely) settle, and never let the ideas (which were incredible) soar.

I think Aerie came that much closer to the perfection it is owed. Because Headley's ideas, visions, worlds - they are utterly gorgeous and deserve the chance to sing.

Here, the writing itself was even lovelier than before, and the plot-lines hung together and stopped m
Nov 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm trying to collect my thoughts into one cohesive language and review for this book, Aerie, the second and (thank God) final installment of the series. To prolong the story would have been just too much. Okay, I think that's the word I have for it, 'too much'. The plot was okay. Nothing too surprising for me. I still enjoyed reading it though, but I thought the book could use some adjustments such as:

1. The POV's were too limited shared just between Aza and Jason. In this specific book, nothi
Jul 28, 2015 marked it as to-read
2016-03-03 UPDATE: Oh my dear lord, that cover. *heart eyes*


(I'll admit, I don't know when it was updated but) I'M SO EXCITED SMDFJSHGKHSGFL

----/end update

But I don't want to wait until 2016 :(
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, edelweiss
Well, that took me almost a month to finish! Pfff
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
This is, hands down, the biggest disappointment of the year for me. This book crushed my poor little soul and reinforced the need to be a bitter book blogger. Because I had such major expectations, and the previous book in the series, Magonia, was pretty much in my top five last year. My expectations were so high for this book. I wanted so much from it. I just ... whhhyyyyyyy

I really can't overstate enough how enthralling I found the previous book to be. It was whimsical and unique, fascinating
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: finale
*Edelweiss was kind enough to approve me for an e-arc. All opinions are my own*

2.5 stars, check out my review here:

I decided to pick up this sequel even though I felt a bit let down by the first book in this duology. When I picked up this book I hoped that it would fill up the things that I found lacking in the first book: world building, Aza as a character and the romance. I'm sad to say that this did not happen.

The cover and the synopsis sounds really c
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
I honestly don't know how to rate this book. Did I love it as much as Magonia? No. But it did had something new to offer, mostly in the C&A departments (creatures and adventures). It was fast paces. Something was always happening and there was no dull moment. The sad thing is I didn't feel that instant connection with Aerie.

Reading about all these strange creatures put me in such a nice mood. lol My troubles suddenly weren't so important.

Aza Ray and Jason were experiencing some relationship dr
rachel ☾
Jun 27, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

It’s no secret that I was not a massive fan of Magonia last year. In fact, I kind of despised it with its pretentious writing style, unlikeable protagonists, and nonsensical plotline. When I was given the chance to finish off the series, I did not bother to form any expectations for it. I figured it would be slam dunk failure. Luckily, that wasn’t the case at all! I should know by now never to assume things but nonetheless, I did. Aerie, as a whole, was much more entertaining than I cou
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
I hate writing bad reviews, especially in this particular case when I loved the first book. I would continue reading the series and would read more of the author's books regardless of this one just not keeping my interest. ...more
May 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy, sci-fi, preorder
3.5 stars - rounded down because of how clumsily the plot is handled. Maybe it would have been closer to 4 if I was reading back to back with Magonia, but I think I missed some things based on time and others based on a complete lack of ever being mentioned before.

You know how some books are bricks and seemingly full of nothing but filler? This is basically an anti-filler book. Every single scene is an escalation, which a) leaves no time to breathe or reflect and b) means that there's no room fo
Beth ~~Just One More Chapter I Swear~~
yaaawwwnnn "I’ve missed two class periods by sitting in my car gnawing on the universe."
I know how that feels. You could say that I missed anything and everything while gnawing on this bland book and I am far from sated.
Aerie is not only bland but disappointing to say the least. I read Magonia only days before Aerie so it was fresh in my head and entirely too anticipated. I REALLY liked Magonia! I know that isn't a common opinion but I really did. This book is a watered down version of Magonia w
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥

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Basic Info

Pages/Length: 320pgs
Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy
Reason For Reading: Buddy read.

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 1.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 9
Plot: 5
Characters: 2
World Building: 5
Flow: 4
Series Congruity: 6
Writing: 6
Ending: 6

Total: 4

In Depth

Best Part:
Worst Part: Jason, for sure.
Thoughts Had: Get a freaking grip please.

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Jul 14, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: can-t-wait
CAN'T WANT!!!!!!!! ...more
Shannon Thompson
Favorite Quote: I’ve run the stats on catastrophe, and I’ve run the stats on love. Lost lovt, smashed loved, messed-up love, star-crossed love. And finally, love as catastrophe. I’m trying to determine if the two are inevitably, inextricable linked.
Thus far, my studies are inconclusive.
Taylor (taymwoods)
Sep 13, 2015 marked it as to-read

Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have this. And it's signed. And it has a personal inscription for me. So much amazing-ness. I'm just going to go ahead and give this 5 stars even though i haven't even read it yet. I have that much faith. ...more
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Series review to come!
Briar Page
May 01, 2019 rated it liked it
The sequel to MAGONIA delivers more of the beautiful, Boschean fantasy imagery and emotional depth I found in its predecessor. Dahvana Headley introduces several fascinating new characters and bits of lore, although I think the novel is at its strongest when it focuses on building upon what was already established by MAGONIA. I enjoyed the continued exploration of Aza and Jason's relationship, and both characters had satisfying, resonant conclusions to their overall arcs by the end of AERIE. Aza ...more
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, trippy, duology
This sequel to Magonia did in fact do what I had hoped and expanded on the original plot of the first book, HOWEVER...

It was so messy and there were so many holes and things left completely open-ended that it was frankly pretty frustrating.

Despite being a gorgeously-worded story in a beautifully rendered setting, there's so much that is left out or rushed through, and the back and forth from Aza to Jason's perspectives was just not clean like it was in the last book. We were getting both of thei
Sep 05, 2017 rated it liked it

It was meh at best. Truly didn't add anything to the first. Jason's POV was too annoying, instead of having it every other chapter we had one Aza and one Jason.

Jason was nowhere near entertaining/interesting enough to read about. Everything good about him in the first book was completely destroyed.

Quite a few of the things that happened were very obvious (some didnt make any sense honestly).

If you read the first and were content with how it ended. I wouldn't bother picking it up.

[side n
Rachel Kathryn Wright
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was ok
Going into this book I didn’t have many expectations because I didn’t really enjoy the first book. One of the big problems with this for me was the characters. The main character Aza didn’t really change to be a more mature or confident person. Also, Jason’s character changed a lot in this book and he became worse for me. These two characters and all the other characters had very little to no character growth throughout the story. I usually like books that are fast paced but this felt rushed. Li ...more
Mikaela Garcia
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED IT! So great combo with airkraken and song. I like how mush Aza ray developing as a character in the book.
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Maria Dahvana Headley is the New York Times-bestselling author of, most recently, THE MERE WIFE (out July 17, 2018 from MCD/FSG). Upcoming in 2019 is a new translation of BEOWULF, also from FSG. As well, she is the author of the young adult skyship novels MAGONIA and AERIE from HarperCollins, the dark fantasy/alt-history novel QUEEN OF KINGS, the internationally bestselling memoir THE YEAR OF YES, ...more

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