Monday, May 6, 2013

Team Novel Teen Blog Tour - Storm by Evan Angler

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—without it, you are on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. Those who do . . . disappear.

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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 has become less stable and a storm is brewing that bigger than any of them could have ever imagined.



I really did enjoy this series, and I felt that this book was the best of them all.  The multiple points of view didn't distract me in this one, as I felt that the author only wrote about the characters most important to this story.  In fact, it was neat to get inside several of the character's heads and see what they thought about everything.

The best part about the final book is how much the characters have grown and changed.  It's always great to look back at book one and see the differences in personality and actions.  Many questions I had from the previous book were answered and that was satisfying.

There were several things that I didn't care for, however.  One was the backstory from all the different characters. My opinion of it was that if I already heard it from one person,  I didn't need to hear the same story again.  The other thing is that the book just....ended.  I guess there was a resolution, but it felt like I needed more answers! I needed a sudden turn of events.  Maybe it's just me, but that annoyed me more than anything.

But in conclusion, this is a great book and I really enjoyed it.  I know the Swipe series is written for middle-grade readers, but I'm a teen and it still captivated me, even though the characters were all about thirteen.  If you haven't read this series yet, pick it up and give it a try!  You won't be disappointed.


Fun stuff:
Evan Angler's blog: http://www.evanangler.com/
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=78DHtGhR3Rw
Buy Storm on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400321972/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=wwwteenageaut-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=1400321972&adid=13HW5VK9C4FEWQX56JFN
Link to my review of book one, Swipe
Link to my review of book two, Sneak

Other reviewers:
ADD Librarian • Blooming with Books • The Book Fae • Book Nook 4 You • Bookworm Reading  • Christian Book Review Blog • Christian Bookshelf Reviews • CTF Devourer •  Jill Williamson • Labor Not in Vain • The Life of a Teenage WriterThe Maniacal BookwormOh, Restless Bird • The Ramblings of a Young AuthorRealm of HeartsShadow Writer WorldA Slightly Nerdy BookwormWho YA Reading?Worthy2Read

Team Novel Teen is a group of bloggers dedicated to spreading the word about clean teen fiction. Check out other posts about Sneak by Evan Angler by clicking on the links above, and check out www.NovelTeen.com for more information about Team Novel Teen. I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers, however, the opinions expressed are entirely my own.




12 comments:

  1. I definitely agree, even as a teen I still really enjoyed this series :) I thought the ending was rather weak but then I heard that this wasn't actually the final book as I thought it was, oops. I thought it was really exciting and interesting and I really liked the characters :) Great review!

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    1. I thought the same, but apparently there will be three more books! Yay!! :)

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    2. Sweet!! Also glad I'm not the only one, I felt like such a sucker :P

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    3. Haha I did too! I was so mad when I finished this book, thinking it was all over for Logan :O

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  2. Yeah, there will be another book, maybe more than one more. I didn't like all the backstory either. But I did enjoy the characters and the mystery. Great review! :-)

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    1. I emailed Evan Angler and he says that there are three more books! The series was originally set for six books so we're only halfway done :)

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  3. It was good! I really liked the multiple viewpoints too, and I think that it totally added the story!

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    1. Yeah I loved Lily and Connor's viewpoints especially! Probably because they were opposing the main characters and it was cool to get in their heads/

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  4. Good review . . . 3 more books! WOW! What "S" word will be the title in book 5 & 6?

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    1. I don't know! I read somewhere that "Spark" is the title of the fourth one!!

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  5. Good review. I also find it interesting to look back to the beginning and seeing the changes. I think I saw somewhere that there is going to be another book that continues after this one but I'm not sure if it is part of this series or a spin off.

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    1. It's part of the series! There are going to be three more books :)

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