Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sneak by Evan Angler- Book Review

Book Description from the back cover:

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, go 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 an 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-thin pages and warnings about the real meaning of the mark really hold the answer?

My thoughts:

Sneak is the second book in the Swipe Series by Evan Angler. I have not read the first book Swipe- but that did not make the story at all difficult to follow. I do however wish I would have read it because I feel like I have missed watching Logan's character develop and I would have liked to follow his journey from the beginning. I definitely plan to go back and read Swipe VERY soon.

Even without having read Sneak, I really enjoyed Swipe. I thought it was a wonderful portrayal of how the future might be in apocalyptic times.  I like that it is a middle grade story, it doesn't sugar coat things, but it is a good starting point to get kids interested in Revelations, it is also a great novel for adults as well. This would be a great book to have a family book club meeting with if you have middle grade or even high school kids. Logan's journey to find his sister and kind of figure out what is going on as well kept me turning page after page. I also love the band of teenage Unmarked known as The Dust. They add such a depth to this story. Angler is a gifted storyteller who is able to weave Christianity throughout the book without being overly preachy, but showing how things would play out in a post apocalyptic world. I already find myself looking forward to the next book in the series and to see what is in store next for Logan and the dust. Swipe ended on a very interesting note and I look forward to continuing where it left off when the third book is released. I recommend this book for anyone interested in The Bible, apocalyptic times or the young adult genre.

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*Disclaimer- I received a complimentary copy of Sneak via Book Sneeze. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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