The Martian Girl
Book 2 in the Lora trilogy
Following on from the brilliant Lost on Mars, The Martian Girl follows a rip-roaring sci-fi adventure through the wild-west Martian prairie and the steampunk City of Inside. Aliens, humans, mad scientists and flying saucers abound, all leading up to the reveal of a dangerous secret. The heroine Lora becomes suspicious of Inside's authorities, and when she gets the chance to join an expedition back to her home on the Martian plains she takes it. However, when her flying saucer crashes Lora must lead on through a deadly environment to try to save her family.
Paul Magrs has managed to take the style of classical American children's books like The Little House on the Prairie and place it in a fantastical space opera, really setting it apart from the plethora of sci-fi/dystopian books out at the moment.