Top 3 Adventure Books for Teens – Leslea Wahl

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The Return of Leslea Wahl, author of An Unexpected Role – Discussing her Favorite Adventure Reads

Hey everyone,

In this meaty episode of the Reading with Your Kids podcast, We are overjoyed to be joined by Leslea Wahl, author of An Unexpected Role and The Perfect Blindside. Leslea is joining us today to share with us some of her favorite adventurous reads.

Adventure books are something that can entertain even the most apathetic of teens. Certainly, there is nothing better than an adventure book to instill the spirit of reading in your child. Such books are usually driven by the plot, feature fast-paced action, and elements of danger and suspense; everything that attracts teens. So, if you are looking to get your teen interested in reading, here we talk about three of Leslea’s all-time favorite adventure books for teens that will keep them hooked right until the last page.

Tune in as Leslea takes us on a journey to faraway lands to enjoy incredible experiences with these wonderful adventure books for kids and teens!


Here’s some information about our guest Leslea Wahl

Leslea WahlLeslea lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and three children. Their own life of adventure includes traveling, skiing, and scuba diving. Leslea strives to write fiction that will inspire readers to use their own talents and gifts to glorify God. Leslie has been a creator of stories with ideas swirling through her head. She is thrilled now to be able to share some of them with others. For many years she has been driven by a belief that our purpose in life is to use our gifts to glorify God and lead others to Him. She feels blessed to have found a way to intertwine her two passions by creating adventurous stories with positive Christian messages for today’s youth. Not only does she hopes to entertain with her writing, but also to inspire others to find their gifts as well.

Click the Amazon link below to grab a copy of all the wonderful books written by Leslie Wahl


Books from this episode:

The Relic of Perilous Falls Book by Raymond Arroyo


Will Wilder #1: The Relic of Perilous FallsWill Wilder didn’t mean to unlock his otherworldly gift. But that is exactly what happens when Will “borrows” a sacred relic believed to protect the town of Perilous Falls for nearly a century. Even though his intentions are good, the impulsive twelve-year-old unwittingly awakens an ancient evil endangering all of Perilous Falls.

As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, it is up to Will to confront a nightmarish enemy and set things right before it is too late. Along with his sweet—if lethal—great-aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of supernatural artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world.

Purchase Link: Amazon


McCracken and the Lost Island by Mark Adderley

McCracken and the Lost Island by Mark AdderleySeeking adventure? Look no further! The year is 1913: the place, Europe. McCracken, inventor, engineer, big-game hunter and faithful Catholic, tells the stories of his adventures in a series of novels made for everyone who loves adventure–but especially for boys. McCracken and the Lost Island is an adventure beneath the waves and atop a hidden land. The team assembles Ariadne Bell, communications expert; Nicola Jaubert, deep sea diver; Vasili Sikorsky, airship pilot; and “Mac,” McCracken, inventor, and engineer. Together they find the lost island–but will its secrets prove too dangerous for a world at the edge of war?

Purchase Link: Amazon


Awakening (Crossroads in Time Books) by Claudia Cangilla McAdam

Awakening (Crossroads in Time Books) by Claudia Cangilla McAdamRonni is a 21st-century American teenager who has lost her faith following the deaths of her brother and father. They died saving the life of someone she does not deem worthy, and she doubts the concept of sacrifice.  “Nothing’s worth dying for,” she declares, even Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross.

When Ronni takes ill, she awakens in 1st-century Jerusalem, two days before the crucifixion. Realizing that she knows what is going to happen to Jesus when no one else does, she goes about trying to stop the crucifixion. The questions are: Can she do it?  Should she?
Purchase Link: Amazon



A big thank you to Leslea Wahl for joining us and for sharing her review on these wonderful adventure books with us!

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