Thursday, May 16, 2013

Review: Storm by Evan Angler

*WARNING* This is the third book in a series and may contain spoilers.

Storm by Evan Angler
Swipe, #3
Paperback, 266 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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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....
My Review:

This is the third book in the Swipe series and I liked it just as much as the first two. Check out those reviews HERE and HERE. I am in the middle of a read-a-thon but that doesn’t change the fact that I probably would have still read this book in one day. It easily kept my attention and was a good read all around.

As with the other books in the series this book follows around multiple people. It ranges from the main character Logan, his sister Lily, Some of the kids in dust, and some new character are introduced but the main one is a boy named Conner. He has an important part in a section of the book.

Logan’s sister Lily is extremely frustrating to me. I still haven’t figured out what she is up too and whether she is good or bad. One minute she will be doing one thing then she will do something that seems to contradict what looked like good intentions. I don’t know if she is being good to Logan or betraying him. I hope it sums this up in the next book.

The author did a good job talking about what happened in the first two books and allowing the read to catch up. I read the first two books at the beginning of the year so I did forget a couple things and it was nice to have a good refresher.

As with the first two this one has some Christianity aspects but I think this one leans on it a little more than the other two. There is more talk of God and praying and end of times. None of this bothers me however so it was a nice part of the book to me.

There were a couple parts towards the end of the book that actually made me gasp. My husband even asked me what happened but I told him he would have to read to find out. Ha! The end was rather sad and ended on a cliffhanger so I would really like to see what happens with Logan next and what is going on with Peck.


One thing that I thought was a little weird was that the author wrote himself into the very end of the book. The kids find a copy of Swipe the first book in the series, in a library containing outlawed books. Printed books aren’t even made there anymore so the kids even comment on how it was made. They continue to talk about the stuff in the first book and wondering how the author new certain things. One person even asked Logan for an autograph on a copy of the book he had.

One of the very last paragraphs talks about the author reviewing the manuscript of the second book, Sneak with someone (I’ll leave that name out). Then goes on to talk to talk to the person about something that he could include in the third book (the one we are currently reading). He then goes on to tell us whatever is was he was talking about.

I don’t know why I thought this was strange but my husband didn’t think it was that weird. Maybe it’s just me.


You find out quite a bit of stuff in this book about the government and what is really going on with the treaty and the leaders. Everything you think you know is probably going to be flipped once you start reading this story. If you were having second thoughts or anything about picking up this one then I say go for it.

Do I Recommend this Book/Series?

Yes! I have really enjoyed this series so far. I would like to see what happens next.

Will I Read the Next Book?

Sure will!

My Rating:
*this book was provided by NetGalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

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