{Tour Stop} Storm (Swipe #3) by Evan Angler: Review + Giveaway

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Genre: YA Dystopian
Published: May 7, 2013 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
Series: #3 (Swipe)
Length: 288 pages
Source: Thomas Nelson Publishers (ARC)

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….”


That cover is freaking gorgeous. Just had to point that out. This book was such an awesome, fast-paced read. I seriously adore Evan Angler’s writing style. It is divided up into chapters like most of the books, but each chapter is divided up into sections with a number. This is only one of the reasons why this book and the first two books of the Swipe series stands out from the other ya dystopian books. Another thing is that the author made himself as a character in Storm and made his series part of the story. I was really surprised and I thought it was really cool because I’ve never read a book that had something like that.

This is a dystopian world where everyone is supposed to be Marked. The citizens goes through a process, and they receive this mark on their wrist that keeps track of their identity, enables them to attend school, etc.. There are those who are Markless; they choose to avoid and oppose being marked. Some of these Markless, marginalized people are The Dust. They’re kids/teenagers who strongly disagrees with being Marked.

At the beginning of Storm, we are re-capped with the characters which I appreciated because I kind of forgot who were the characters and what their personalities were like. The story switched off to many different points of view just like the other books, but it wasn’t confusing. It was probably switched 5 times but it is written in 3rd person point of view except when the author spoke. I was a bit sad that the book focused more on the villains than the main characters. I really love the Dust, which are a bunch of Markless kids that formed a group to rebel against Chancellor Cylis, but in this book, the spotlight wasn’t really on them.

The only thing I didn’t like was it wasn’t really as action packed as the first two books. Storm had a lot of dialogue scenes instead of the characters going on a quest like they did in Sneak. There were a few twists though especially with one of the characters which I enjoyed. It was full of details and just not enough action. That’s what kept me from rating it a four.

What I really loved about this book, besides the writing style, is that there was hardly any romance. YES! Finally! A book that didn’t focus on romance! The only romance part I guess is when the MC, Logan, was blushing. That was it. So if you’re looking for a dystopian read that doesn’t have that much romance in it, then I would highly recommend you reading this book. If you’re up for a new read, then I recommend this series to you. I would say that this series isn’t “one of those dystopians”. It’s a fantastic and refreshing read.

3.5 of 5


Evan AnglerEvan 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.


Print books of Swipe, Sneak, and Storm by Evan Angler. US Only.


1 Response to “{Tour Stop} Storm (Swipe #3) by Evan Angler: Review + Giveaway”

  1. 1 kimyunalesca May 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Hi Leigh! this book reminds me of some news before saying they’ll be putting microchips on people in the U.S (healthcare wise) or whatever anyway I haven’t any book written by Evan but I’ll try to check it out 😀

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