About the Book
Author: M. Liz Boyle
Genre: Christian Y.A.
Release date: June 1, 2020
It’s been a year since Marlee, her sisters, and the Miles boys survived an avalanche. Sure, it was a little embarrassing for them when all the neighbors saw them on the news, but they love being outdoors, and what are the odds that another tragedy would strike this adventurous group? Has anyone calculated the statistics of being hit with two natural disasters? It has to be low, so of course the two families planned to backpack again this summer.
When the teens first meet Thad, a dehydrated hiker on the trail, they give him water and food and help him recover. He seems harmless until he tells them to hike a few extra miles at sunset. Then Lydie finds a hand-drawn map that Thad dropped, and they discover why he is so eager to get away from the Stanley girls and Miles boys. So eager that he starts chasing them.
Now they have to climb up unforgiving ridges, sneak through the night, and – is that thunder and lightning? To make matters worse, Marlee has a nagging worry that her older sister Ellie is preparing to move away from home.
What is God’s plan? How will they get away from Thad before it’s too late?
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In My Opinion
I was so happy to catch up with the Stanley sisters and Miles brothers as Marlee and the gang head back out to the wilderness in Chased.
This time the teenage group visits Montana where they run into a curious character who keeps the group of five on their toes. There is some definite character growth in all of the teens, but we really see it in Marlee and Sawyer this time around because they’re stuck together for a while (you’ll have to read the book to discover how that happens).
Liz Boyle packs plenty of action into her books for young adult readers and even as someone well outside of that demographic, I’ve learned plenty about the wilderness through this series. But what I really appreciate in the books is the bond these five young people have formed and the strong faith message throughout. Marlee doesn’t shy away from asking questions or sharing her insights about her faith, and the world needs more young people who declare God’s glory in the good and the bad seasons.
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About the Author
Liz is the author of the Off the Itinerary series, the wife of a professional tree climber and the homeschooling mom of three energetic and laundry-producing children. She received her Associate’s of Arts at the University of Sioux Falls, where she received the LAR Writing Award for her essay entitled, “My Real Life Mufasa.” Liz once spent a summer in Colorado teaching rock climbing, which she believes was a fantastic way to make money and memories. She resides with her family in Wisconsin, where they enjoy hiking and rock climbing. Liz and her husband have also backpacked in Colorado and the Grand Canyon, which have provided inspiration for her writing. She likes making adventurous stories to encourage others to find adventures and expand their comfort zones (though admittedly, she still needs lots of practice expanding her own comfort zone).
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megan allen says
I think my daughter would love this one! Thanks for sharing!
Suzie Waltner says
It is such a great series for teens. Adventure and action plus a very strong faith thread.
Rita Wray says
Sounds like a good read.
I’m so glad you enjoyed Chased! -Liz
Suzie Waltner says
I’m already petitioning for more of Marlee after Ablaze 🙂
Natalya Lakhno says
My daughter enjoyed it!
Debbie P says
This sounds intriguing and like a great read.
This sounds good! There were a lot of things I enjoyed about Avalanche.
Caryl Kane says
Suzie, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!
Sarah L says
My niece would like this book.
Thanks for the contest and the review.