Bound To Stay Bound

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 Cryptid keeper (Cryptid Duology)
 Author: Fisher, Lija

 Publisher:  Farrar Straus Giroux (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 311 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 336604 ISBN: 9780374305567
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Mythical animals -- Fiction
 Secret societies -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction

Price: $20.68

As thirteen-year-old Clivo Wren continues to search for the immortal cryptid, he finds that not only is the resistance getting more dangerous, so are the cryptids.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.70
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 513089

   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/19)
   Booklist (07/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 07/01/2019 In the second volume of a series (The Cryptid Catcher, 2018) that was announced as a duology but shows every sign of keeping on, teen cryptid conservator Clivo Wren is assaulted by a froglike Vodyanoy (aka the “Ugly Merman”), stabbed by a venomous Elwentritsch (or chicken monster), slugged by a human rival, gassed by a cat/snake Tatzelwurm, and forced to suffer other indignities while searching for a cryptid that carries the secret of immortality. Worse yet, he discovers that he’s been tricked into working for bad guys (evocatively, if somewhat nonsensically, dubbed the “evil resistance”) out to capture, kill, or weaponize the elusive creatures. Fisher packs her tongue-in-cheek tale with real (or, OK, “real”) creatures of myth and legend and slips in pop-culture references and Easter eggs (catch that Indiana Jones reference). Except for what’s visited on Clivo, there is virtually no explicit violence in the tale; the author even leaves all of the evil resistance not only alive but still at large, and so presumably poised to embark on new schemes in future episodes. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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