Goodreads Description: While visiting his crazy Uncle Bart at Crater Lake National Park, thirteen-year-old Ethan's world collapses when all the adults at Crater Lake disappear, including his parents. Now Ethan must rally his new friends and decipher the legends of Crater Lake to find the key to rescuing his parents from their earthen prison before he's captured too and their captivity becomes permanent.
My thoughts: I really enjoyed this book! I love books that are descriptive enough that you feel like you are actually in the book, that you can visualize everything that the characters are going through.
The story follows 5 youth, as they race against time to uncover the mysteries involving Crater Lake. Everyone 16 and over has been swallowed up in the earth, and it's up to this unlikely group to save them. I loved the typical sibling relationship between Ethan and Jordan, and loved the interaction between Allie and Ethan. Jacob and Brady were awesome too, and so opposite, but they were able to work well together.
I loved all of the legend and mystery surrounding Crater Lake, and I'll bet that Ethan wished he had listened more to his "crazy" Uncle Bart. Che-Tan always had me wondering, and Chief Llao was such a good, bad guy *shivers*.
What would you do to save those that you loved?
Received this book from Netgalley. It is scheduled to be released in March 2012 by Cedar Fort Publishing.