Sunday, July 06, 2014

2014 book 158

Jaleigh Johnson's The Mark of the Dragonfly
Whoops, I accidentally read a steampunk book! It was pretty cute though, about a girl in a weird fantasy world that I don't feel like explaining who's really gifted with machines. When she discovers an injured girl bearing the dragonfly tattoo that mark's the king's favor--and then realizes a creepy dude is after the girl--they go on the run on a crazy ol' train. I actually liked this a lot, despite the tendency for the main character to explicitly discuss her feelings, as opposed to just like, HAVING feelings. It's . . . not subtle. Otherwise the writing was good, and there were a few twists I didn't see coming. Definitely an enjoyable story. B/B+

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book is available now.

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