Storm (The Swipe Series #3)
written by Evan Angler
published by Thomas Nelson Publishers
Why did I pick this book: I jumped at the chance to participate in the blog tour hosted by YA Bound. I’ve read Swipe and Sneak and I couldn’t wait to read Storm. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
This book wasn’t as action-packed as the first book in The Swipe Series. However, it was still exciting and a great addition to the series. It is probably on par with Sneak.
We are once again with Logan, Erin, the Dust, and Lily Langley. Each of them play very different but necessary roles in this book. We hear more about Lamson and Cylis. A new character is introduced, Connor Goodman. At first, I didn’t quite understand why we were reading about Connor and his parents. But it soon became apparent, then it became extremely apparent. There were quite a few twists that I didn’t see coming. I would say more but I really don’t want to spoil it.
It’s not often that I quote from a book that I have read but my favorite line in Storm comes from an unlikely Dust ally. “Dust,…. Start planning. We’re going on a field trip.” I’m not going to tell you who said it because that would be a spoiler of sorts. But if you have read Swipe and Sneak then you will understand why this made me chuckle out loud.
One thing that I really liked was that Mr. Angler added himself and Swipe as characters in Storm. That was a great surprise and added a new dimension to the story that I hadn’t expected. When I was explaining it to my husband, I said it kind of reminded me of The Neverending Story in that the author is also a character in the book. It’s not exactly like The Neverending Story but it brought that to my mind. If you’ve seen (or read) The Neverending Story, then you will probably understand what I mean.
The ending left me hanging and wanting more. I can’t wait until the fourth book comes out.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend this series. Read Swipe and Sneak first. I will also have my kids read this series when they get old enough.
Will I read it again: I will probably reread this entire series once my kids are ready to read it.
About the book – from Goodreads: In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark allows citizen to shop, go to school, and even get medical care–without it, you are on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. Those who do . . . disappear.
Logan Langly went in to get his Mark, but he backed out at the last minute. Ever since, he’s been on the run from government agents and on a quest to find his sister Lily, who disappeared when she went to get her Mark five years earlier. His journey leads him to befriend the Dust, a vast network of Markless individuals who dissent against the iron-grip rule of the government. Along the way to the capital to find Lily, the Dust receive some startling information from the Markless community, opening their eyes to the message of Christianity and warning that humanity is now entering the End of Days.
In “Storm,” Logan and his friends are the leaders of the Markless revolution. But while some Markless are fighting Chancellor Cylis’ army, the Dust is busy trying to find a cure for a horrible epidemic sweeping through the Marked. And it’s difficult for them to know who to trust, especially when they aren’t sure if Logan’s sister Lily, one of the commanders in Cylis’ army, is on their side or not. And all across the nation–and the world–the weather is become less stable, and a storm is brewing that bigger than any of them could have ever imagined….
About the author: Evan lives without the Mark, evading DOME and writing in the shadows of Beacon.
Swipe is his first book. But if anyone asks, you know nothing about it, and you didn’t hear anything from him. Don’t make eye contact if you see him. Don’t call his name out loud. He’s in enough trouble already.
And so are you, if you’ve read his book.
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