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Freya Catten has lived on the fringes of society her entire life, growing up in hiding with her mother in the deepest, wild places left in North America -- the national parks and forests. Freya's mother taught her how to live off the land away from civilization – warning her of the dangers of getting involved with society and leaving traces of her DNA behind. But five year ...more
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Published April 10th 2013 by Dauntless Hawk Ink
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Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Plot. I really loved the idea of this book and was so happy that the book ended up being a well written story. I loved the characters and how they interacted, I thought that the book did a great job of making it’s story line believable and real. I loved Freya’s background and how unique her life had been. I also liked the twists in the plot that I never saw coming. This book was a great read because of how the author managed to build up suspense.
Freya. I loved how strong and self assured Fre
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Felicia Tatum
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! Totally not what I was expecting and I loved it!! Freya and Theron...wowza. Theron's secret was huge, but I knew he couldn't be what he seemed. Freya's secret about her identity was totally not what I was thinking. Mousseau is an amazing writer and really threw me in loops a few times! I was not prepared for the ending and must say I will anxiously be waiting for the next book!
Kritika
This was one of those books that started out on the eh... side but grew on me as it progressed (moving it from a 2 star to a 3 star rating). I think one of the major issues I had was with how it was marketed as "dystopian" with "urban fantasy" and "mythological realism" - that made me expect one kind of story, but really this story is more accurately described as survivalist with a healthy dose of science fiction.

Freya Catten is running from the Takers ever since her mother left her five years a
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Jody
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So, do you like to read sci-fi? In all honesty, I wasn’t sure that I did. I generally gravitate toward paranormal and historical fiction. I surprised myself when I started reading Scars of the Bifrost and couldn’t put it down.
Feya Catten lives on the fringes of society, never staying in one place for very long and often sleeping in the forest. She is also alone. Her mother left her and disappeared five years earlier. It seems everywhere Freya goes the “Takers” – men in jumpsuits who repel from
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Diane Lynch
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Freya Catten has been living on her on her own for years. Before her mother, Anna Catten, left to protect her, she taught Freya everything she needed to know in order to survive by herself and in the wilderness. It was ingrained in Freya’s mind that she needs to be invisible. Don’t be caught on camera and never leave a sample of your DNA. She needed to make sure to never be caught by the Takers, a group of terrorist that were kidnaping U.S. citizens by repelling from silver cords and then vanish ...more
Tiffany Oharriz
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.”

I must admit I was pleasantly surprised with this book. Too many books now a days end up as a carbon copy of another story with the same characters dressed up in different clothing. Luckily that wasn’t the case with ‘Scars of the Bifrost’. Author A.J.M. Mousseau has a unique ability to tell a story with a fresh take on the young adult’s genre, weaving a world unlike many others. It was an honestly pleasing read with ups a
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Ashleigh Swerdfeger
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: received-to-read
This is a very impressive YA dystopian novel. The author is not just trying to cash in on popularity of the genre. Scars of the Bifrost is well written with a unique plot This is a richly detailed work. It is cock full of science and mythology. The story kept moving.
This novel will move you. I was quickly drawn into Freya's story. ( I love the name- it reminds me of mythology which is one of my favourite things) Now, back to Freya, she is adapted to living for herself. This girl is amazing and s
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Keeley
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am actually giving this book 4.5 stars :-)

I dont know why but it took me a little while to get up to speed with what was happening with the Takers and Freya but once I got my head around that the book flew! Brilliant, vivid scene settings, great fight scenes that really got the blood pumping, I really wanted Freya to kick some ass! :-) I loved the travel and how this helped the plot development, it was lovely meeting new characters throughout the story too :-)

Overall I loved how the plot devel
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Sarah Cradit
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Mousseau has a new fan. I went into this without reading the back (because, I like to live on the edge), so I had no preconceived notions or ideas about where the story was going. Instead, I left it in the hands of the author to take me on the journey...and boy was it a journey. She skillfully weaves in a combination of revealed secrets and unanswered questions, letting the story and pieces develop in a natural way. The story was highly unique, steering clear of tropes and cliches. My only c ...more
Koda
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read!
It’s everything you want in a book without being overkill. The heroin of Freya Catten is well written, very strong and mature for her young age of 17. She is very human, having many dimensions. The hero Theron Hawk is such a strong male lead and is not what you would expect from a book targeted at teenage girls (but in a great way!). It’s a book what stays with you long after you close it, and that's a rare thing! Make sure that you read it when you have time on your ha
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T.
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very, very good story. While I am not a huge YA fan, I am a fan of a great plot and story line. The character development was very well done, and I liked the fact our female protagonist, Freya, is strong and competent, more than equal for the strong male lead, Theron, who is naive in the ways of the world (due to strict military upbringing that sheltered him from pop culture and many experiences we take for granted), yet a strong, intelligent companion. Lots of mystery and intrigue. Elements of ...more
Shelley
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was action packed from the beginning. The ebb and flow of high paced action and drama was well balanced with calming moments of innocence and joy. The book was a pleasure to read from front to back. Freya is a tough and determined girl who also shows her vulnerable side. Watching her struggle to accept help from anybody was so heartbreaking because of her past. There was some shocking moments, of which the ending left my jaw on the ground and desperately seeking the next book in the se ...more
Alana Mousseau
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A powerful YA sci-fi/fantasy, Scars of the Bifrost is a must read.
The action starts on the first page and continues from there. You immediately become invested in the characters, who are both damaged and trying to figure out their lives. The mystery of the Takers isn't revealed for quite a while which keeps the reader in suspense and the romance between the main characters, Freya and Theron (I love their names!) is set against a backdrop of fierce battles,turmoil, and raw emotions.
Mike
May 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have never been a big reader. Unless I'm really interested I fall asleep quickly. When I read this book, I was engaged. I couldn't put it down wanting to find out what's next. Having my own ideas were it would go and thinking back of how it tied that part together. I am truely impressed with the quality of writing being this is her first novel. She weaved in and out and made me anxious for the next book, which I'm playing in my head of how it could go
Denise
Apr 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Although I don't usually read YA books, I did enjoy this one. I liked the story line. As the story unfolds, more and more is revealed about the worlds and what is to come. The characters were good. I love Freya. She is a great lead. Extremely self sufficient and independent. I liked how this book has adventure, suspense and romance. This book needs some editing, but it wasn't too bad that it took away from the story. A good YA read.
Devon Southwell
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Personally I absolutly LOVED the book and can't wait to start the second one this saga is amazing. There are so many detsails that I can vividly see what I'm reading in my head more so than other books I've read! By far it is one of my new favorite books!
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