Ablaze by M. Liz Boyle ~ Book Review + Giveaway

June 17, 2021


About the Book

Book:  Ablaze
Series: Off the Intinerary, Book 3
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 Thoughts

This is the third and final book in the Off the Intinerary series and continues the adventures of the Stanley sisters and Miles Boys. If you haven't read any of the series I definitely recommend that you do so that you get to know these characters and see their growth throughout the series. In this book the author focuses on Marlee and her struggles with becoming a leader. Her self doubt is the main theme of this book and how God can help you overcome those fears and make you a great leader. 

This is definitely a book geared towards tween and young adults. The themes and the circumstances that we face in the story are topics that are very relatable to teens nowadays. The author is definitely very relevant in her writing and she provides you with so many amazing details you feel like you are hiking with these kids! 

Overall I thought the story was well written and engaging! If you are looking for a great series especially for your tween this summer I recommend you grab this one!

My Rating: 3 Stars/I liked it!

I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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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To celebrate her tour, M. Liz is giving away the grand prize of a signed copy of Ablaze 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. Thank you for sharing your review of Ablaze!

  2. Kelly-Ann, Thank you for sharing your review!

  3. My daughter is going to start this series! Thanks for sharing!

  4. You always have books that I have not heard of :) Thanks for sharing!