Friday, June 4, 2021

Ablaze by M Liz Boyle Blog Tour

About the Book

Book:  Ablaze

Author: M. Liz Boyle

Genre: Christian YA

Release date: February 25, 2021

This summer the Stanley sisters and the Miles boys are excited to hike together again, and now they have the unique opportunity to help two of their ranger friends with an outdoor program in the beautiful Montana mountains.

Marlee has always considered herself a willing follower. Give her a direction and she’s happy to help. Her older sister Ellie is a natural leader, and Marlee is content in her role as assistant.

Marlee and her sisters have been assigned to help with Ranger Rose’s team, and they are savoring the adventure. But in a heartbeat while the group is divided by a few hundred feet, fire breaks out between Ranger Rose and Marlee’s group. In this enthralling finale to the Off the Itinerary series, Marlee must face her fears with courage that only God can provide.

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My Review

This is an action packed novel for youth. It will especially appeal to those who like out door activities like hiking. I liked the additional information included such as about trees and parasites and forest fires. So there is plenty of adventure in the novel and its informative too.

Marlee is a good lead character. She learns a great deal about relationships and being a leader in this adventure. I liked that she realizes leading is more about being willing to serve rather than having lots of experience. She learns to rely on her faith in God too.

Adventurous teen leaders will like this novel. It contains plenty of action, insights into faith and relationships and just a hint of teen romance. Potential readers should know that the plot includes a forest fire.

My rating: 4/5/stars.


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. 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 makes 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).

More from Liz

After sending my five teenage characters through an avalanche and subjecting them to a lunatic with handcuffs (during a flash flood), I decided that a wildfire was the next disaster they should endure. From a plot perspective, a wildfire allows for much excitement; but I especially love the character refinement that takes place as my cast faces this natural disaster in the finale to my Off the Itinerary series. I hope your family will find encouraging entertainment in Ablaze.

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Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 8

Library Lady's Kid Lit, June 8

Inklings and notions, June 9

For Him and My Family, June 10

deb's Book Review, June 11

Rebecca Tews, June 11

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 12

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 13

For the Love of Literature, June 14

Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting, June 15

Mary Hake, June 15

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, June 16

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, June 17

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an honest and independent review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)


M. Liz Boyle said...

Thank you for reviewing Ablaze! Glad you enjoyed it. -Liz

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

megana said...

Going on the ol' tbr! Thank you for sharing!

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a good read. Thank you for your review.

Caryl Kane said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

traciem said...

Love the cover and plot!