Aerie, by Maria Dahvana Headley

aerieThis book is the sequel to Magonia. I thought this was going to be a trilogy, but the second book wrapped up so well that now I wonder if it’s a duology instead. In Aerie, it’s been a year since Aza’s original death, and both she and her boyfriend/best friend (Jason) are worried what the anniversary will bring. Which is chaos.

So. This is another case, sadly, of right book wrong time. My brain is not functioning right now, and I don’t think I comprehended 90% of what happened here. It felt like reading a dream, and not because of the very creative fantasy elements. Honestly, I couldn’t say if I would have loved this book as much as Magonia if I’d been in the right place to read it, either. There seemed to be too much focus on the love story, too many new fantasy elements, and too much conspiracy theory. Then again, that might be because I wasn’t really taking in much of the story. This is another one I’ll probably have to go back to reread in the future.

On a related note: I think it’s time for me to take a break from books for awhile until my brain is ready to read again. This is one I was really looking forward to and I think I ruined the experience for myself. I don’t want to do that to a few others that I’ve been looking forward to forever!

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3 Responses to Aerie, by Maria Dahvana Headley

  1. Kailana says:

    I hate when mood ruins books. Hopefully you can get back to reading and enjoying soon! This reminds me that I need to read Magonia. I just bumped it up my list. 🙂


    • Amanda says:

      I wonder if I would have reacted the same anyway, given that I noted at the time that Magonia got a little heavyhanded in places. It certainly was more so in Aerie, but maybe I was just more sensitive to it. The whole experience was no bueno.


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