martes, 27 de abril de 2021

Dragonfly Girl - Tour and Review

Today I'm participating on the Book Promo Tour for Dragonfly Girl by Marti Leimbach MTMC Tours! In this spellbinding thriller and YA debut from bestselling author Marti Leimbach, Kira Adams has discovered a cure for death—and it may just cost her life. Dragonfly Girl was published on February 23rd, 2021 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins.


In this spellbinding thriller and YA debut from bestselling author Marti Leimbach, Kira Adams has discovered a cure for death—and it may just cost her life.

Things aren’t going well for Kira. At home, she cares for her mother and fends off debt collectors. At school, she’s awkward and shy. Plus, she may flunk out if she doesn’t stop obsessing about science, her passion and the one thing she’s good at . . . very good at.

When she wins a prestigious science contest she draws the attention of the celebrated professor Dr. Gregory Munn (as well as his handsome assistant), leading to a part-time job in a top-secret laboratory.

The job is mostly cleaning floors and equipment, but one night, while running her own experiment, she revives a lab rat that has died in her care. One minute it is dead, the next it is not.

Suddenly she’s the remarkable wunderkind, the girl who can bring back the dead. Everything is going her way. But it turns out that science can be a dangerous business, and Kira is swept up into a world of international rivalry with dark forces that threaten her life.

Author: Marti Leimbach  | Publishing Date: February 23, 2021  | Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins.  | Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller  

My Opinion

This is an amazing book, I was really interested about reading a science thriller (we NEED more books like this) but I wasn´t expecting to find such an addictive story.I literally couldn't stop reading from the second part of the book!

We start with the common life of Kira Adams, who is an understimated genius, bullied (sometimes really cruelly) by her school partners and also having a really hard situation at home, which leads her to take not very good decisions, such as participate on a PhD contest without having even graduated from high school.

And this is what I loved about this book, that it states the fact that we can be amazing or successful at something without needing a paper to prove it.
But people aren't precise. Numbers are precise. But people are like time, they bend. Wouldn't you say that what matters in science is the quality of research? And not the educational background of the researcher?
Another thing to remark is that this is based on true studies, which are listed by the author at the end and after such an intense journey on this book, I actually ended up looking for them in order to know more (we all know I'm a geek).

I totally recomended, just please don't try to resurrect your pets!

My rating:

About the author

Marti Leimbach is known for her bestsellers, Dying Young, made into a film starring Julia Roberts, and Daniel Isn’t Talking. She is interested in neurodiversity and has shared the stage with young inventors at the Human Genome Project (Toronto), the National Autistic Society, and the University of Oxford. Her interest in science influenced her YA thriller, Dragonfly Girl. She teaches on the Masters Programme in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford. Dragonfly Girl is her eighth novel, but her first for young adults
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INTL Tour-wide Instagram Giveaway!

Head over to my Instagram account to win a copy of Dragonfly Girl by Marti Leimbach! This giveaway is open internationally and ends on May 1st, 2021. Winner will be announced on @mtmctours’ Instagram account.

Tour Schedule:

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4 comentarios:

  1. ¡Qué buena pinta!
    Nunca había oído el término "science-thriller" pero definitivamente suena interesante. No conocía a la autora, pero me pongo ya mismo a investigar algo más sobre sus libros, porque tienen una pinta increíble. ¡Gracias por la reseña!
    Un abrazo,
    María ❤

    1. Gracias a ti! Y si, hay muy pocos thrillers de ciencia, que hablen de ciencia real y son muy entretenidos, espero que este te guste tanto como a mi =D


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