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6.25.2013

CSFF June Blog Tour ~ Storm Day 2

Welcome to the CSFF June Blog Tour Day 2

STORM

The Swipe Series

by Evan Angler

Storm
Lily Langly is at the heart of the Swipe series.  In Swipe Logan is dreading his upcoming thirteenth birthday because he is to take the Mark.  Logan's fear and trepidation is due to Lily's death 5 years ago from a rare reaction to the process of being Marked.  But Lily's death also gave birth to Dust which was started by her best friend Daniel Peck.

But Peck believes that Lily didn't die as reported and again Lily is a motivating factor in Sneak as the various members of Dust along with Spokie teenagers Hailey, Dane, and Logan make their way to Beacon. More specifically they make their way to a mysterious prison known as Acheron.  Acheron is spoken of in whispers among the Markless whom roam the outskirts of society.  It is a place of terror and horror if the stories are to be believed and it is in this place that Peck has been lead to believe that Lily has been held all these years.  But Lily is not as they assumed.  She is Marked and among the select few who has become an Advocate among the IMPs.  But most disturbing is that Lily doesn't want to be rescued, in fact she betrays the Dust who have entered Acheron trying to rescue her.

Storm finds Hailey, Erin, Peck and Logan on the run trying to stay ahead of DOME.  Erin has been affected by the Mark virus and is growing weaker.  While her brother and her childhood friendtry to avoid capture, Lily has been secretly summoned to the European Union by Chancellor Cylis.  Lily is given a mission, a mission that could determine the fate of the Global Union.  But Lily is unable to complete the mission herself or risk compromising her position and her life so she reaches out to her brother and to Dust.  Logan believes Lily and pledges himself to her mission, but Peck doesn't trust her and goes his own way.  But everything doesn't go quite according to plan or as Lily made it sound.  As Lily again betrays the brother who loves her and trusts her, his life is placed into her hands and she places him into the unknown and hidden depths of Acheron exiled into existence of nothingness.

What the future holds for Lily, Logan, Peck, Hailey, Erin, Dane and the rest of Dust and the rebellion is yet to be known.  But I'm sure Evan Angler will soon let us know, if he manages to stay ahead of those determined to stop him and his revelation of the truth.

 I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher: Thomas Nelson for the purpose of this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.
  
    


About Swipe:

Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?

Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, Swipe follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn’t even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship. 

The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It’s almost Logan Langly’s 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn’t been able to shake the feeling he’s being watched. Not since his sister went to get her Mark five years ago . . . and never came back.

When Logan and his friends discover the truth behind the Mark, will they ever be able to go back to being normal teenagers? Find out in the first book of this exciting series that is Left Behind meets Matched for middle-grade readers.

About Sneak:

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—but 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. Now he’s on the run from government agents who will stop at nothing to capture him. But Logan is on a mission to find and save his sister, Lily, who disappeared five years ago on her thirteenth birthday, the day she was supposed to receive her Mark.

Logan and his friends, a group of dissenters called the Dust, discover a vast network of the Unmarked, who help them travel safely to the capital city where Lily is imprisoned. Along the way, the Dust receives 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.

When the Dust finally arrives in the capital, it seems that all their careful planning is useless against a government that will do anything to bend its citizens to its will. Can the gentle words Logan has found in a tattered, banned Bible really stand against the most powerful military the world has ever known? Can Logan even sacrifice his own freedom, choosing to act through faith alone?

About Storm:
In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark lets a 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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ogan 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.

Check-out Evan Angler’s website: http://www.evanangler.com/ unless you are afraid.  But if you've made it this far on this post DOME and the IMPs already know about you so you might as well get all the latest news from Evan and maybe some help in disappearing before it's too late.

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