Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson - ADVISABLE

Johnson, Jaleigh The Mark of the Dragonfly, 388 p. Delacorte (Random House), 2014.  Langauge: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (fighting, but not graphic).  $17.  

Piper has leads a hardscrabble life on the edge of the Meteor Fields.  On the night that her friend is gravely injured by a meteor, Piper also rescues a girl front he wreckage of a passing caravan.  A girl who bears a dragonfly tattoo.  Piper knows she needs to return the girl to the ruler of the Dragonfly Territories, but doesn’t realize how much she is putting her own life in danger with her good deed.  Nor how many secrets she is about to expose.  Or the new friends she is about to gain.  

I have no idea whether this is the beginning of a new series or not.  I do know that I was satisfied at the end.  Piper’s story was attention-catching and Johnson’s world-building is skillful.  

EL, MS - ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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