Bound To Stay Bound

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 Runaway (Valkyrie)
 Author: O'Hearn, Kate

 Publisher:  Aladdin (2017)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 362 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 687242 ISBN: 9781481447409
 Ages: 9-13 Grades: 4-8

 Valkyries (Norse mythology) -- Fiction
 Norse mythology -- Fiction

Price: $21.58

Book 2 -- Freya and Archie are sent back to Earth by Odin in order to locate a banished Valkyrie and bring her back to Asgaard. But Brunnhilde has built a life for herself on Earth and has no desire to return. And what Freya learns about that life changes her understanding of her own family.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 188175
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: 16.0   Quiz: 71138

   Kirkus Reviews (10/15/16)
   Booklist (11/15/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/15/2016 There is unrest in Asgard, but rumors of war don’t prevent the Ten Realms Challenge, where disgraced Freya is allowed to compete in only two events. In the Three-Strike Sword Challenge, Freya is matched against a Dark Searcher with a grudge, but she acquits herself well—despite dying—and Odin restores her to full battle status. In return, he asks her to revisit Midgard (Earth) to retrieve a banished Valkyrie before the imminent war begins, and the trip opens Freya’s eyes to secrets about family and the capriciousness of gods. This sequel to Valkyrie (2016) returns familiar characters and introduces one or two more from Norse mythology, while also creating a compelling fictional story about connections between the generally white-winged Valkyries, who essentially deliver Odin’s reward for valor, and his dark-winged Dark Searchers henchmen, who apprehend immortal troublemakers. O’Hearn is at her best when advancing the plot through action and narrative, as opposed to dialogue that overtells and can be didactic. An author’s note gives background about Norse mythology and her few changes to it. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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