Crater Lake by Steve Westover
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (March 13, 2012)
While visiting his crazy Uncle Bart at Crater Lake National Park, thirteen-year-old Ethan’s world collapses when all the adults at Crater Lake disappear, including his parents. Now Ethan must rally his new friends and decipher the legends of Crater Lake to find the key to rescuing his parents from their earthen prison before he s captured too and their captivity becomes permanent.
This was one of those books that you’re not sure if you’ll like or not, but you’re curious enough about it that you want to read it.
It took me a few chapters to get really interested, but once I hit that spot, I was hooked. I wanted to find out what else was going to happen, and I wanted to know now. I didn’t want to do anything else but read. But, as we all know, ya have to eat and sleep sometimes. Even still, I think I read it in just a few hours.
There was adventure, bonding, mystery, adventure and more. And… very good writing. I really enjoyed This book, and loved how the story wrapped up!
This isn’t my usual genre (YA/teens), but I’m finding I do like this type of book, and would definitely recommend it.
About The Author:
My wife and I have lived in small town, rural Missouri for 12 years and have 4 entertaining and wonderful children, but I never expected to be living on a farm with chickens, cows, kittens and a dog. I don’t particularly enjoy animals, but I do appreciate them for their utility… and the kids love ‘em.
I’m a banker by trade, but my life revolves around spending time with my family and serving in our church. Being a father and a husband are the most important things I can concentrate my time on and I enjoy it.
I have always enjoyed writing, but I had never even considered writing a novel until one morning I woke up with the idea for some characters in my mind. I was curious if I could write a book so I thought I’d give it a shot as an experiment.
After a long process of writing, nearly giving up mid-way through, editing, shopping for a publisher, changing the title and editing some more, my first book, Defensive Tactics, is being published through Cedar Fort on the Bonneville Books imprint, and will be in stores in August 2010.
My second book, Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island is a youth/fantasy book written with my oldest daughter and son in mind. They are avid readers who turned me on to books like Fablehaven and Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which I really enjoy. So, as a father trying to pleasehis children, I wrote Crater Lake for them.
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