Bound To Stay Bound

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 Color of darkness (Book of Storms)
 Author: Hatfield, Ruth

 Publisher:  Holt (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 324 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 424816 ISBN: 9781627790017
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Adventure fiction
 Soul -- Fiction
 Supernatural -- Fiction
 Human-animal communication -- Fiction

Price: $21.88

Volume 2: Danny thinks he's left magic and mystery behind, but Sammael, a creature of terrible imagination, refuses to let him go. A strange new girl, Cath, enters Danny's world, bringing with her a message: Danny's cousin Tom has sold his soul to Sammael. It's up to Danny and Cath to find Tom and stop Sammael, who seeks to destroy humankind once and for all.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.90
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 185102
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 4.60
   Points: 17.0   Quiz: 71427

   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/16)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (09/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Bulletin for the Center... - 09/01/2016 In this sequel to The Book of Storms (BCCB 2/15), Danny is haunted by nightmares after saving his parents. Enter Cath, a girl looking for a change from her horrific life. A talking hare brings the two together in a desperate quest to save Tom, Danny’s cousin who made a dark deal at the end of the first book. Sammael, an evil being who gathers souls and turns them into dreams, is even more venomous after Danny accidentally causes the death of his dog, and he’s on a quest to kill Danny, using both the hare and Tom as bait to get Danny close. The parallel world of Chromos, the only hint of beauty that Cath has ever experienced and a terrifying reminder for Danny of what magic can yield, is compellingly described, and it also works as a useful point of divergence for the two kids as they experience it in startlingly different ways. New readers are going to feel a bit lost by this middle book in the anticipated trilogy, but fans of the earlier volume will find it does a worthy job of picking up the threads and showing how grief (for Sammael) and constant fear (for Danny) can narrow life in unendurable ways. AS - Copyright 2016 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

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