Sunday, February 26, 2023

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Secret Society by Terry Overton


Book: The Underground Book Readers: The Secret Society

Author: Terry Overton

Genre: Upper Middle Grade, Pre-Teen, Teen, YA Christian Fiction Dystopian

Release date: December 15, 2022

In a world without books, schools, churches, and parents, how can teens and pre-teens find each other and work to bring back a world like the world before? Ever watchful, this group of friends meet in an underground cavern in the mountains of Virginia. Rumors of spies, enemy soldiers, and the possibility of finding their parents, keep these friends searching to make a better life for everyone.

In Book 1, The Secret Society, the original four members of the group discover others who, like them, have lost their parents and older siblings. These friends bond together and form a strong new family. Together, they discover new documents, clues, and tools to assist in their adventures. In the hope of someday finding others who can help establish a new settlement, they study, plan, and make discoveries that will propel them forward in their journey. Are others hiding from the World Force Soldiers? They are determined to find the answer.


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I have read many books by Terry Overton, and I have come to really enjoy all the books I have read. Terry Overton has a new series that is Young Adult Christian Fiction Dystopian. The Underground Book Readers: The Secret Society is Book 1 in the new series. I was honored to have recently read it. 

The year is 2031, yes in the future. The book has 4 main characters: Kahn, Jairus, Asher, and Casey. They have formed a secret Society and have been meeting for many years Underground. They have lost their Parents and Older Siblings but are searching for them. They 4 Original Members of the Secret Society have formed a strong bond and are now a "family". They begin to find Clues, Tools and Documents that would help them to possibly find their family members. The also know that World Force Organization has taken over the world and wonder how many are hiding from the Soldiers. They do not like that the World Force organization has banned books and churches and decide to have their own while in their Secret Society. The 4 of them begin to make plans and dreams of creating a new Settlement and they work tirelessly planning, making discoveries and more in anticipation of one day this coming to be. Will the Secret Society crew grow their Society once the World Force completely takes over? Will their plans and dreams come to be? 

I am not one who normally likes this type of genre of a book, but I am HOOKED. The storyline kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I finished the book within 4hrs. I really LOVE how Kahn, Jairus, Asher and Casey formed a solid bond that they become "family" to one another. the Secret Society group really set their mind on doing something for others and were dedicated to achieving that goal!  I LOVE how this book is very focused on God's Word and very Biblically sound. I HIGHLY recommend this book for Middle School kids and for anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction! I am very much looking forward to reading more books in this series! FANTASTIC BOOK!

Terry Overton obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology and her Ed. D. in special education. She taught in public schools and was a school psychologist and a professor before retiring in 2016. She began her second “career” after retirement writing Christian fiction books and devotionals. She hopes to share the Christian worldview through her writing and touch the lives of her readers. Her novels, middle grade readers, and picture books seek to entertain readers through the travel experiences and characters included in her books. Her books have earned Bookfest Awards, Firebird Award Winner, American Writing Award Gold, International Finalist Book Award, Reader Views Awards, and Reader’s Favorite Awards. She currently resides in Laguna Vista, Texas, near the Texas-Mexico border. She enjoys Biblical history and general Bible studies, writing, and enjoying family and friends. She has seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.


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This book came from my concern about children and teens not being able to read many of the classic books we cherish.  My concern that many children and teens do not value reading, our faith, and our freedoms, is the reason for the book being a dystopian story. In this new world, there are no books, school, or churches.


Here is the intro:


The world was not ready for what happened. And in the mountains and valleys of Virginia, a group of young friends wondered what to do in this different world. Their parents and older siblings were taken away, or “disappeared,” and have not been seen since that fateful day. Schools were destroyed, churches burned, and books banned. There was no fuel or electricity available for the anyone. Cars and other vehicles no longer worked and were found abandoned beside the roads rusting and in disrepair. Only the World Force military had fuel and vehicles.

The discovery of books, documents, tools, clues, and other teens hiding in the countryside, brought hope to group of friends who met daily deep in the cavern. Follow their journey of hope and adventure through the series: The Underground Book Readers.


And what do teens do when their world has changed and there are no parents or other friendly adults? They find each other, find forbidden books such as Huckleberry Finn and the Bible, hide in a cavern, read, study, and plan for a better world.

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To celebrate her tour, Terry is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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

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