Friday, October 10, 2014

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

Good Day Dear Readers-
Today I have a mid-grade novel to introduce to you. The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson. Love journey books? Steampunk? Adventure? This book has it all.

I actually really enjoyed this book. The characters are likable, the story engaging, and there seems to be a possibility of this being a series. I do not have any activity suggestions, but do recommend this as a fun read.

Happy Reading,
The Queen


Book Title: The Mark of the Dragonfly
Author: Jaleigh Johnson

Book Information:
Publisher and date: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (March 25, 2014)
Reading level: 10 and up/ Grade Level: 5 and up
Book Info: Hardcover: 400 pages
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 13: 978-0385376150

Book Theme:
friendship, bravery, steampunk, magic, journey

Book Summary
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.

Authors Arena

Photo: Mark Jones

Jaleigh Johnson is a fantasy author born and raised in the Midwest. Her novels for the Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms fiction line include The Howling Delve, Mistshore, Unbroken Chain, Unbroken Chain: The Darker Road, and Spider and Stone. Her first book for middle grade readers is The Mark of the Dragonfly, from Delacorte Press. In her spare time, she enjoys gaming, gardening, and going to movies with her husband. Visit her online at

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