The Underground Book Readers Unite!

As a reader of Terry Overton’s books in the past, I was intrigued when I stumbled upon “The Underground Book Readers: United Forces,” a teen dystopian novel with an interesting book cover. Having never read a dystopian book targeted toward teenagers before, I was curious to see how the author’s storytelling would translate to this genre. Plus, with grandchildren in the same age group as the intended audience, I wanted to check it out before sharing it with them. I am glad I did; it is a splendid book that I know they will love.

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Who are The Underground Book Readers? Unveiling the Secrets of their Resistance!

Even though it’s the second book in the series, I quickly caught on and was hooked from the start. The world in this story is anything but ordinary – it’s a dystopian society where kids are left to fend for themselves. But, amidst all the chaos, there’s a secret society called the Underground Book Readers who band together to fight for their freedom and live as normally as possible. How cool is that?

The best part? The plot is packed with excitement and surprises! Books, schools, and churches are banned, and parents are taken away, but these resourceful kids thrive. They’re all about reading, learning, and having their own church. But things get really interesting when they realize they have to step up and take matters into their own hands to stay free. They start reading history-centric books and documents to learn how to spy and investigate how to form a new government. Talk about being proactive!

It’s a captivating, thought-provoking, and action-packed read that will appeal to readers of all ages. The characters are relatable and the story is filled with heart and hope.

I highly recommend this book, especially if you’re into dystopian fiction with a thrilling adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I guarantee you’ll be rooting for these brave kids as they face challenges, uncover secrets, and navigate a dangerous world. I give this book 5 out of 5!

Note: I was fortunate to receive a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit in exchange for an honest review. Rest assured, my thoughts were not influenced by this arrangement! I was under no obligation to write a positive review or receive any compensation. I am simply being transparent and complying with FTC regulations.

The Underground Book Readers: United Forces is on Tour with Celebrate Lit.

About the Book

Book: The Underground Book Readers: United Forces

Author: Terry Overton

Genre: Middle grade, pre-teen, teen dystopian

Release date: March 1, 2023

In the second book of The Underground Book Readers, Leena, Kahn, Casey, Jairus, Asher, and Conroy face unpredicted challenges. The World Force tightens its grip on the remaining teens and children of the Blue Ridge Mountains area. Increased patrols and drones are seen nearly every day as they visit their underground cavern to read forbidden books and study the Bible. The Underground Book Readers attempt to find out the identity and purpose of a new threatening group seen on a nearby mountain while they continue to work on an escape tunnel. But they soon discover there is more under Leena’s house than a cellar. The underground group design a spy mission to the other mountain. Questions remain about possible escapees who left to find a free territory in what used to be called the United States in the world before.

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About the Author

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, Reader’s Favorite Awards and the Mom’s Choice Award. 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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The series was motivated by discussions with local community and school librarians who expressed frustration with their inability to order and display classic books, and newer conservative or Christian based books, in their own libraries. The series reflects what is currently seen in many news stories where parents are outraged by the books their own children are being shown in schools. This Christian dystopian book series, written for middle grade readers and up, is an attempt to remind children of the blessings of books and of the Bible. In addition, several historic documents and time periods are discussed. It is my hope that introducing these topics in this way will pique curiosity of young readers who may not have had the opportunity to study these documents and events.

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Library Lady’s Kid Lit, April 20

An Author’s Take, April 21

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 22

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, April 23

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, April 24

Mary Hake, April 24

Texas Book-aholic, April 25

Aryn The Libraryan, April 26

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 27

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 28

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 29

Blogging With Carol, April 30

Simple Harvest Reads, May 1 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

For Him and My Family, May 2

Lights in a Dark World, May 3

debs book review, May 3


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

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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