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.
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
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.
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Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=78DHtGhR3Rw
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Link to my review of book one, Swipe
Link to my review of book two, Sneak
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