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Networking and author connections brought this read to me. It is kind of fun to meet other authors this way. It opens my eyes to other books I may not have even known about. And it is a great way to get to know other authors who you can check in with and bounce ideas off of.
The Lake Lights is a young adult Christian Fantasy, a genre that has recently become more popular. The stories tend to have a fantasy or science fiction feel with references to the bible or religion put into it. I was a little leery to read these books at first wondering how much the bible would be referenced throughout the story. With the ones I have read, I found the authors have done a good job with the references and descriptions to keep a YA reader engaged. I hope YA readers keep an open mind to what they read, and don’t get scared off by the word Christian in the description. There are some really great reads out there for you.
Selma’s Book Review
The Lake Lights
Type of Book
Young Adult Fiction – Christian Fantasy/Sci-Fi
This is the first book in Burt’s The Creation Seekers Series published in June of 2017. He is also the author of the award-winning series, King of Trees, which won a silver medal in the 2014 Readers Favorite International Book Award Contest, Christian Fantasy category.
Summary of the story
Jonathan Oliver has recently become the man of the house when his father went missing in Afghanistan. His mom, his sister Jennica, and Grandpa are left to deal with some weird things going on under their house. Strange noises and smells have Jon and his Grandpa searching for answers. Through their investigation, they find out what has been living under their house. And through his dad’s disappearance, Jon finds out about a special project his dad has been working on and that his business partner desperately wants information about.
Reactions to the book
I really liked the story. It was engaging, and I had a hard time putting it down. I got to know the characters which made the story even more enjoyable. It was a fun read with some education about science thrown in.
The Lake Lights would be a great read for a YA reader who enjoys the fantasy/sci-fi genre.
If you interested in learning more about the author, you can find out information about him and the other books he has written at William Burt
If you are looking for a copy of the book, you can purchase on on his website or here is a link to it on Amazon.com The Lake Lights
And, if you are looking for another good teen read, be sure to check out my book, The Hard Way. To learn more about the story and find a link to get your own copy, be sure to check out books tab on my website.