• Lara Martin

Book review: Dragonfly Girl by Marti Leimbach


What a fantastic book! I'm not sure what I was expecting going into it, but I was not expecting to love the story as much as I did! I'm a Chemistry undergraduate, so I really loved the science aspect of this story and can definitely relate to some of Kira's lab mishaps and struggles!

Kira is such a loveable character and some of her traits definitely felt familiar to me. I cannot imagine being that intelligent, and the bullying she receives for being different is horrendous. It was great to see her confidence grow as she finally gets to know people who are on her level, even if they are all several years older and have PhDs!

This book has everything I love; science, a little bit of romance (although thankfully not the focus!), with a thrilling end that had me racing through. I am very excited to get my hands on book two!


Today I’m excited to participate in the Book Promo Tour for Dragonfly Girlby Marti Leimbach hosted by 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.

Title: Dragonfly Girl

Author:Marti Leimbach Publisher:Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins.

Publication Date: February 23, 2021 Genres:Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

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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.


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


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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