We are Tuesday's stop on the blog tour of
CRATER LAKE: BATTLE FOR WIZARD ISLAND
published by Cedar Fort Books
Wailing and thrashing for escape, Allie’s dad disappeared first, the dirt covering the crown of his head. Ethan and Jordan’s parents followed, gasping for breath before the dirt covered their faces and muffled their screams. Mercifully, they descended faster than Allie’s mom. She had been the appetizer, and the other three adults were the main course.
While visiting his crazy Uncle Bart at Crater Lake National Park, thirteen-year-old Ethan’s world collapses when all the adults disappear, including his parents. Now Ethan must rally his new friends and decipher the legends of the lake to find the key to rescuing his parents from their earthen prison before he’s captured too and their imprisonment becomes permanent.
Steve Westover expertly combines fun with suspense in this thrilling adventure you’ll want to read again and again.
We received this book courtesy of Cedar Fort and NetGalley.
Strange things are happening at Crater Lake, people are being swallowed into the ground. No, it's not like quicksand. It is a bizarre, unusual occcurance. The ground has 'devoured' everyone over the age of 16. Sounds like it might be a kids dream, but it turns into a nightmare.
Sound like fun? This is an incredible book. Would have been great as a stand alone book but it's even better knowing it's the beginning of a series and there are more like this to come!
The characters are rich and engaging. Their interactions are full of life and believable. Typical brother-sister relationship between Jordan and Ethan. There are 5 kids total who must 'save the day'.
This is a wild ride that will be loved by all. It should be particularly engaging to middle grade age students, both boys and girls. I think they will follow along and root for the kids to save their parents!
This was really an enjoyable book. Perfect for Middle Grade student. Suspenseful and fun.