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Sunday, May 23, 2021



About the Book

Book:  Chased

Author: M. Liz Boyle

Genre: Christian Y.A.

Release date: June 1, 2020

Ebook Chased Cover JPGIt’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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About the Author

Liz looking to sideLiz 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).


More from Liz

Five years ago my husband Dustin and I took a dream-come-true trip to the Grand Canyon. On the first day we hiked to the bottom of the Cathedral Staircase. To picture the Cathedral Staircase, think of the longest set of stone stairs in the world, double it, and put it in a (scenic) pizza oven. Oh, and strap a 50-pound bag to your back. It was there in the sun that we met a young couple who was sorely unprepared for the elements of the Canyon. The young lady had signs of heat exhaustion, and the guy didn’t have a clue what to do. Thankfully our group was able to help them and call backcountry rangers to get the couple to safety. The situation was eye-opening on many levels. After the shock of witnessing such a close call settled down, my creative side saw the experience as inspiration for Avalanche’s sequel. Except in my book Chased, I added a plot twist. When the dehydrated hiker recovers, he becomes a threat to the very people who saved his life. I had a blast writing Chased, and I hope you enjoy the adventure, too!


I think I like this book better than the first one. The characters are more defined and I feel more invested in them. Even though you could probably read this book without reading the first I highly recommend reading the first one. It introduces the group of hikers and their relationship to each other. 

In this story we find  our five hikers in the Montana mountains. When I was younger I remember a road trip my family took through Montana. It was a majestic view but I was terrified at how high we were in our little station wagon. The road was very narrow and I thought we would fall off anytime. The author describes the mountains so vividly that I can still see the landscape from many years ago. 

Without going into much detail I loved the plot of being hunted by a young man who would do anything to protect the treasure he was looking for in the rugged terrain. The hikers do run into him and help him out when he becomes dehydrated. That fateful encounter will prove to be a cat and mouse game as danger follows them on their hike. Thad was a strange character that had only one thing on his mind. He did kinda give me the creeps and I kept screaming at  the teens to run as fast as they could. 

We get to hear secrets shared between friends and siblings that I thought showed the maturity of all of them. There is a strong faith element in the story and it was refreshing to see them praying and trusting God to keep them safe. I am looking forward to reading  the next book in this series and know that it will be an adventure faith filled story just like these last two have been. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.


To celebrate her tour, M. Liz is giving away the grand prize of a signed copy of Chased and a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed Chased. Thank you for reviewing! -Liz

  2. Sounds like a series I should definitely check out!

  3. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of this story, it sounds like an excellent book and series

  4. I'm glad to hear that this book is better! I was somewhat disappointed in the first one.