September 11, 2012

Sneak Tour: Review & Giveaway!


Sneak (Swipe #2)
Author: Evan Angler
Genre: YA Dystopia/Science Fiction
Release Date: September 4, 2012


When Logan Langly backed out of getting the Mark and went on the run, no one thought he could survive on his own. Without the Mark, you can't buy food, bot to the doctor, or use a tablet-you aren't even a citizen.
But when he discovers that his sister is being held in a mysterious hidden prison named Acheron, Logan risks everything to travel through and underground network of the Markless to rescue her.
Logan arrives only to find that Acheron holds more secrets than anyone could have guessed and that all his careful planning is worthless against a government that will do anything to gain absolute control. It seems there is only one place to turn.
But can a banned book with whisper-this pages and warnings about the real meaning of the Mark really hold the Answer?


What would you do if one day, on your thirteenth birthday, you were basically forced to get a Mark - a tattoo on your wrist - that gave you basic rights as a citizen? That's what happens in Sneak, the second book in the Swipe series, which follows a group of teens during what appears to be the apocalypse. Logan's thirteenth birthday has come and gone and since fighting back against the government and refusing to receive his Mark - he's on the run. Logan finds out that his older sister Lily, who vanished five years ago while receiving her Mark, is not dead but being held captive in the city of Beacon. With nothing left to lose, Logan and his friends from the Dust - other teenagers who are Markless - set out on a mission to find and free Lily from the mysterious prison called Archeron. Will they make it to Archeron to free Lily or die in the process?

Growing up going to church, I have always heard stories and sermons dealing with the "End Times." The Antichrist, the Mark of the Beast - all of this is familiar to me. That might be part of the reason that I was so engaged in this book. It was creepily familiar and had a tinge of possible reality to it that made it all the more engrossing for me to read. It's a great concept with a well written and fast paced narrative regardless of the reader's familiarity with the concepts. The characters are flawed, mostly broken, and completely believable - so it's easy to identify with them early in the book. As I mentioned, the plot deals with the apolcalypse and other references from the Bible, such as the Mark and the end of the world. It also threads a story of a single person who rises up against the new government and takes on the impossible task of rescuing his sister.

I found the entire story to be a page-turner and I was completely hooked until the end. The novel ends with a great cliffhanger, so I was left wanting more - I wanted to know what happens to the characters and how things were going to end. I couldn't put this book down until the very last page and I am definitely eagerly awaiting the next book. I highly recommend this novel to fans of YA, dystopian, apocalyptic, and thriller genres.

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.

Twitter Handle: @evanangler


10 Paperback copies of Swipe and Sneak, US and Canada only.

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1 comment:

  1. This book/series is totally new to me and something I would definitely like! Thanks so much for sharing your review. I am adding these to my list