Parents' Guide to

The Buried and the Bound

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Friendship is the heart of this dark, compelling fantasy.

Illustration of a determined young brown woman standing between two large, menacing claws. Two young men are each seated in his own circle at her feet. The dark-haired young man holds a small, glowing stick and a white-haired young man in tatters holds a knife.

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This is an inventive, dark fantasy that combines classic fairy tale elements with spooky settings that deliver chills and thrills with a fresh, modern feeling and a generous sprinkling of humor. Aziza's wry cynicism, Leo's endless optimism, and Tristan's angsty sadness are blended well into an unlikely friendship at the heart of the story. There's a lot going on, and a lot of different elements that weave in and out of the story, but it's well structured and easy to follow. Switching points of view keeps the pages turning, and the open ending will have fans longing for further adventures.

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