Bound To Stay Bound

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 Fire keeper (A Storm Runner Novel)
 Author: Cervantes, Jennifer

 Publisher:  Disney/Hyperion (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 416 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 203936 ISBN: 9781368041881
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Maya mythology -- Fiction
 People with disabilities -- Fiction
 Father-son relationship -- Fiction
 Maya gods -- Fiction

Price: $21.88

Zane Obispo faces an impossible choice--to save other godborns like himself from the angry gods, or rescue his father, Hurakan, from his eternal prison.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.60
   Points: 14.0   Quiz: 503933

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/19)
   School Library Journal (09/01/19)
   Booklist (06/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2019 Zane is back with allies old and new to tackle new adventures, starting with finding (and saving) as many other godborns in the world as possible and rescuing his father, Hurakan, from imprisonment. The big question is whether he can do both, and at what cost? The Maya gods have their own devious plots, and everyone gets tangled up in them. So it's up to Zane and his friends to fight for the best outcome. The beginning of the book is on the slow and steady side, setting the scene and getting readers back into the groove of the world, but about a fifth of the way in, the action begins and never lets up. Cervantes has written an excellent sequel that doesn't fall short, gearing readers up for big battles in the future. The story's cast has grown considerably, but the characters are all distinct and relatable in their own ways. In case anyone gets lost, though, there's a handy glossary at the back, complete with pronunciations. Don't miss it if you like gods and monsters. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 09/01/2019 Gr 5–8—Zane Obispo has had a lot to get used to in the past few months: relocation to Holbox Island with his mom and uncle Hondo and his nawal friend Brooks, his ability to wield fire, and his strained relationship with his dog Rosie, who hasn't really been listening to him since she returned from the underworld as a hellhound. Just as Zane is about to leave the island to help his Maya god father, Hurakan, Zane comes across Ren—another godborn like him—and as they make their way through Xib'alb'a, Zane discovers that there are many more godborns than he'd thought. To make matters worse, the godborns are in danger, and Zane realizes he must do something to help them, and his father, before it is too late. This second installment in the series follows Zane and characters old and new as they face the familiar struggles of forging identity and figuring out whom to trust. Short chapters will pull readers in and keep them turning pages long into the night. The addition of new mythological characters will catch the attention of those interested in Mayan and Aztec mythology. VERDICT A fast-paced addition to a solid middle grade series whose mythological roots are sure to satisfy fans of the first book.—Selenia Paz, Harris County Public Library, Houston - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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