In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark lets citizen shop, go to school, and even get medical care—but 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. Now he’s on the run from government agents who will stop at
nothing to capture him. But Logan is on a mission to find and save his
sister, Lily, who disappeared five years ago on her thirteenth birthday,
the day she was supposed to receive her Mark.
Logan and his friends, a group of dissenters called the Dust,
discover a vast network of the Unmarked, who help them travel safely to
the capital city where Lily is imprisoned. Along the way, the Dust
receives 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.
When the Dust finally arrives in the capital, it seems that all their
careful planning is useless against a government that will do anything
to bend its citizens to its will. Can the gentle words Logan has found
in a tattered, banned Bible really stand against the most powerful
military the world has ever known? Can Logan even sacrifice his own
freedom, choosing to act through faith alone?
Wow. Book one was amazing. Book two is even better. I love the Dystopian world the author created. The government and setting in itself is enough to make this book great. But what really set book 2 of this three-part series apart was its historical and biblical references and allegories. My personal favorite was an allegory of the Underground Railroad - it was well done, and added and enriched the plot.
The characters were also excellent. I wasn't really in love with Logan's character in the first book, but this book made me understand his personality more. My other favorite character was his grandmother - a character that can easily become clinched but in this excellent book, was not.
All in all, I'm in love with this series and am eagerly awaiting the third book. Good job, Evan Angler! :) This book deserves 5 out of 5 stars.
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