The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
I got this book as an advanced reader’s copy from Netgalley, and the summary sounded interesting so I decided to get it a go. The beginning was a little slow, but I quickly found myself invested in the characters and reacting along with them as the story progressed. I especially liked the addition of the feisty green-eyed boy with many talents. This sci-fi book had elements of dystopia and steampunk in it as well.
The main character Piper is an orphaned junk scrapper on the planet of Solara, in the MerrowKingdom, who makes her living fixing machines that have fallen to the ground from the sky from other planets. Her friend Micah is caught out during the meteor shower and she goes to rescue him. He is unconscious but survives and she also find an unconscious girl who was part of a caravan whose remaining passengers have died. She takes the girl back to her house but she has amnesia and can only remember her name, Anna. Piper discovers a dragonfly tattoo on the girl’s arm. A man comes looking for Anna but Piper doesn’t want to give him to her, as his intentions seem a little sketchy. She runs to the 401, a supply train heading to the neighboring DragonflyKingdom and when they see Anna’s tattoo, they let the both of them on the train heading for the capital city. Will Anna and Piper be able to really escape from the mysterious man who seems determined to keep Anna for himself? Will Anna be able to regain her memory and find her family? To find out, read this exciting adventure. I loved this book and would love to see more books with these characters. Recommended for ages 10+, 5 stars.
Disclaimer: I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.