The Mark of the Dragonfly
Piper lives in a world where the veil into others is thin. Meteor storms rain down objects from other lands, which Piper and her neighbors gather and sell to the rich citizens of the Dragonfly territories. Scavenging these strange odds and ends is the only way to make money in the outer... show more
Piper lives in a world where the veil into others is thin. Meteor storms rain down objects from other lands, which Piper and her neighbors gather and sell to the rich citizens of the Dragonfly territories. Scavenging these strange odds and ends is the only way to make money in the outer provinces. Piper is good at gathering debris from the storms, but it's dangerous work. And one day, proof of just how dangerous is lying amongst the rubble of her carriage, unconscious. The girl is beautiful and well dressed, and the dragonfly marking on her wrist confirms that she is the most valuable thing Piper's ever stumbled upon. But people don't leave valuables in the wastelands, so Piper decides to take her home. It's who comes for the mysterious girl that begins a journey that will change both of their lives forever.
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
I would do a 4.5 if I could. I fell right into this new world and loved learning more about it as the book unfolded. I was caught up in the story and wanted to know where it was going - and was thrown for a loop a few times with unexpected twists. I think that the gorgeous cover will pull kids in...
The first words that come to mind when reading this novel are quick, engaging and ultimately satisfying. The reader is immediately immersed in Piper and Anna’s journey of discovery, and though a perceptive reader might be able to deduce the hidden secrets interspersed throughout the text, knowing th...
I felt like I was missing out when I kept hearing about Steampunk – so I tried to keep an eye out for it in my reading. Now, everywhere I turn I am hearing about it; “Steampunk” clothing was recently the theme of my daughters’ favorite TV fashion show. But for me, Steampunk is just a fancy new name ...
Another tough one to review, my friends. The Mark of the Dragonfly held my attention so well, but it just didn't have that spark for me. In fact, to me it almost felt like two different books. The first few chapters introduced me to a wide world, full of mysterious objects that fall from the sky ins...
A young scrapper named Piper makes an extraordinary discovery during one of the deadly, but common meteor showers that fall near her village--a girl about her age who happens to be running from a strange man. The two find a means of escape upon a spectacular train bound in the right direction: far, ...
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