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6.26.2013

CSFF June Blog Tour ~ Storm Day 3

Welcome to the CSFF June Blog Tour Day 3

StormSTORM

The Swipe Series

by Evan Angler 


The Swipe series revolves around those who are the Marked and the Markless.  But what is the Mark?  The Mark is an implanted device that allows the "Marked" to be a part of civilization.

But this isn't anything that is even close to be a viable technology in our world today, right?  Well, yes it is.

People microchip their pets in case they are lost or stolen.  One of my dogs is because we don't trust her personality to not do something stupid and get out of our yard (6 feet tall I might add).

Another dog needs melatonin daily or his fur falls out.  Surprisingly this is more common than I thought because they make an implant for this for dogs.  The implant releases melatonin slowly over a 4 - 6 month time period.

There are medical implants that when scanned can access person's complete medical history in minutes.

There are cell phones which can be tracked.  GPS devices in cars so you won't get lost (which I don't have).

Now if you want to be honest there are Marked people in the world today, and we've chosen it, even embraced it if the truth be known.  But is this necessarily a bad thing?  Only time will tell!  (And you can always pull out the aluminum foil if you're really worried! ;P)

I enjoyed Storm and am looking forward to Spark book 4 in the Swipe series.  I want to know what happens to Logan and to know who Lily really is.

 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.

Be sure to visit all the tour stops over the 3 day tour (June 24 - 26)

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