Bound To Stay Bound

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 Bridge of souls (City Of Ghosts)
 Author: Schwab, Victoria

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 300 p., map, 22 cm

 BTSB No: 790886 ISBN: 9781338574876
 Ages: 9-12 Grades: 4-7

 Psychics -- Fiction
 Parapsychology -- Fiction
 Ghosts -- Fiction
 Television -- Production and direction -- Fiction
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Secret societies -- Fiction
 New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Cassidy Blake and her ghostly friend, Jacob, have survived the ghosts of Edinburgh and Paris, but New Orleans is a haunted city in a class by itself, and that is the current stop for her parents' TV show; but there is something a lot scarier than ghosts here: the Emissary of Death is after Cassidy, and to defeat it she will need the help of the Society of the Black Cat and she will also be faced with a terrible choice--lose one of her two friends.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.00
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 511477

   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/21)
   School Library Journal (03/12/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/12/2021 Gr 5–8—In the third installment of Schwab's "City of Ghosts" series, 12-year-old Cassidy Blake finds herself in arguably the most haunted city in the world, New Orleans. In the previous book, Cassie and her parents visited Paris to film their ghost-hunting show, The Inspecters, where she attracted the attention of a poltergeist and ran into a mysterious and terrifying skull-faced being. When Cassie enters the Veil during a tour of New Orleans cemeteries with her parents, she discovers that the skull-creature in black was not a figment of her imagination and it has followed her across the Atlantic. Cassie and Jacob must team up again with Lara, Cassie's in-betweener friend from Scotland, to locate a secret society that might know how to banish the monster stalking her. This is a solid entry in the series and builds upon the already established world rules. It explores the meaning of friendship while it introduces readers to new locations and their history, allowing them to tag along for a spookily exciting adventure. VERDICT Purchase where magical realism adventures and previous books in the series are popular. —Sara Brunkhorst, Glenview P.L., IL - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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