The Mark of the Dragonfly
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For fans of Frozen, The City of Ember, and The School of Good and Evil, the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly is a fast-paced adventure story about a mysterious girl and a fearless boy, set in a magical world that is both exciting and dangerous.
Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the Meteor Fields.
The girl doesn't remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she's from the Dragonfly Territories and that she's protected by the king. Which means a reward for Piper if she can get the girl home.
The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospect--everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible.
Life for Piper just turned dangerous. A little bit magical. And very exciting, if she can manage to survive the journey.
Praise for The Mark of the Dragonfly:
★ “This magnetic middle-grade debut…[is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred
★ “Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum.”-- Kirkus Reviews, Starred
★ “A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic...Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot.”—School Library Journal, Starred
“A complex and impeccably developed plot—there is plenty to recommend in this novel.”—The Bulletin
“Appealing characters and lots of action make it a good choice for young adventure readers.”—Booklist
From Publishers Weekly
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I love this book. It's great for my age (I'm 12) and it's super exciting with some sweet romance too. TOTALLY RECOMMEND!!! I can't wait for the next book! 😊😎💞😎😊
I haven't read this book yet, but I read the mark of the dragonfly. It was sooo good. Everyone should read it. It sounds like the secrets of splice is a good book too. I'm so eager to read it. I can't yet tho cuz it didn't come in yet, but I preordered it, so I'll be reading it soon. You must read these books because they are so well written and full of thrilling suspense.
I love the book!!! I'm really hoping Jaleigh Johnson write another book and turns it into a series! I don't know what I would do with my life if she hadn't written to this book!