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 Trail of the dead (Killer of enemies)
 Author: Bruchac, Joseph

 Publisher:  Tu Books (2015)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 387 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 163316 ISBN: 9781620142615
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

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 Hunting -- Fiction
 Survival skills -- Fiction
 Extrasensory perception -- Fiction
 Chiricahua Indians -- Fiction
 Native Americans -- North America -- Southwestern States -- Fiction
 Science fiction
 Southwestern States -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

In the second book of the series, Lozen and her family, on the run from the tyrants who once held them hostage, embark on a journey along a perilous trail once followed by her ancestors, where they meet friends and foes alike.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG+
   Reading Level: 5.70
   Points: 13.0   Quiz: 191832
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 9-12
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 20.0   Quiz: 67390

   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/15)
   School Library Journal (10/01/15)
 The Hornbook (00/11/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2015 Gr 7 Up—This second installment in this trilogy continues the series' unique blend of Native American mythology, sci-fi, dystopia, and steampunk. Lozen, her family, and Huessien safely escaped from Haven, and the one Overlord intent on their destruction is now dead. The remaining Overlords have sent Four Deaths, an assassin who cannot be killed, after them. Lozen pushes her family forward and is soon joined by Guy, Luz, the Dreamer, and Lorelei. Her powers are growing, and she can now communicate telepathically with more people and creatures, and members of her group begin to share her abilities. However, she becomes overwhelmed by a "blackness" that comes from all her killing, and causes her to doubt herself. Hopes of finding refuge in her old home dashed, Lozen moves her family ahead on the advice of Big Foot and Coyote. Eventually, they encounter members of other tribes, who have gemod hoses, a safe place, and a healer to help Lozen remove the darkness. The heroine has to face Four Deaths on her own. The assassin's pursuit of the team is told from his point of view, providing a strong counterpoint to Lozen's take. Filled with tense moments of fending off creatures and battling inner demons, the dynamic story is filled with energy and emotion, but the writing feels rushed. Lozen's need for a healing ceremony will resonate with teens who have dealt with depression or trauma. VERDICT For fans of Susan Beth Pfeffer's "Life as We Knew It" series (HMH); purchase where the previous title is popular.—Tamara Saarinen, Pierce County Library, WA - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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