Team Novel Teen Blog Tour: Storm by Evan Angler

Age Range: 8+ (middle-grade readers to infinity and beyond!)
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Dystopic
Part of A Series: Storm is book #3 in the Swipe Series.
Release Date: 5.7.13
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Summary: 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—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 has become less stable and a storm is brewing that bigger than any of them could have ever imagined.
What I Loved: I ate this book up, er, I meant to say that I read through it extremely fast, as I found myself gripped so tightly by Storm, the exciting third installment in the Swipe Series. The writing by Evan Angler was excellent, as I've come to expect. And now that the characters are an extremely well established part of the story, I really felt like the plot was able to take a rather daring all-over-the-place exciting frenzied flight - and we were even introduced to a few new characters, which I loved as well.  Storm was chock full of chaos and mystery - I mean, so many characters that I thought I had completely figured out already- like Cylis, Lamson, Lily, Erin, Peck and Logan, and you get the picture! - really, really surprised me in Storm. Everything is not as it appears, as multiple kinds of "storms" start to rear up their ugly heads at our all-over-the-map, and well-worn, team of Dust and Markless, as they begin to stand up and start the end-times revolution. 

I'm really anxious to find out what happens next to both Logan and Lily, especially whether or not they are both actually on the "wrong side of the tracks." Only time will tell, I suppose. 

I also happened to love the part in Storm where a few of the characters found a copy of Swipe in the Library, and were able to read about themselves, as the "mystery author" recounted their journey so far. I thought it was a swell addition to the story world - and it made it feel all the more real. Translation: You are so very, very clever, Mr. Angler!

What I Didn't Like So Much: I really didn't dislike, or hate anything. Seriously. Storm did sort of feel like a "bridge book" at times though, and by that I mostly mean that the story felt like it was constantly gearing up for something far grander in the future with every turn of the page. All in all the story definitely didn't "get there" completely in Storm because there were far too many loose ends revealed, though I will say that everything in the plot, loose ends included, worked really well. I only hope there will be more books in the series to come . . . and SOON!

I’m recommending this book… If you love Dystopic novels like The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins or The Left Behind Series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins then Storm is definitely a book you’ll want to read. 

* In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through Team Novel Teen. *

Click Here To Read My Review of Swipe (Book #1 in the Swipe Series)

Click Here To Read My Review of Sneak (Book #2 in the Swipe Series)

About The Author:

Who is Evan Angler?

Evan Angler is safe, for now. He lives without the Mark, evading DOME and writing in the shadows of Beacon.

As a kid he was quiet and well-behaved, having grown up in a town not unlike Spokie, where he enjoyed music, drawing, hover-dodge, astrophysics, hiking, virtual reality . . .

None of that matters now.

Evan Angler is the author of Storm. 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 books.


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10 comments:

  1. Just loved this book :) I really adored how he writes as if he is in that world...who knows he might be! And the characters reading Swipe, just perfect! I'm really excited for what will be coming in the next book! Great review!

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    1. Yes, I also love how Angler writes as if he is a part of the story as well. :)

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  2. Great review! I loved the mystery in this book as well. And I loved the characters this time around too. Fun, fun. I'm not sure I loved them finding a copy of Swipe. It took the realism away for me. As a published author I'm thinking, okay, books are banned, some random guy is following them around and someone getting the book printed that fast and into an old library. But I'm really hoping he has a clever twist to explain it and that it's not just a silly little thing. *hopes*

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    1. Yes, I foresee a clever twist happening - or at least I can dream of one anyway!

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  3. Great review, Sarah! I too felt it was more of a bridge book, but that made me even more excited to read the next one :)

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    1. Thanks, Faye! Yes, that bridge book quality only makes me more excited about reading Spark! =)

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  4. Good review -- loved that moment when they found a copy of the book! Didn't like it when a favorite character almost died . . .can't wait for next book -- agree with you, seemed more like a bridge book than a standalone or conclusion.

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  5. Great review. There was a lot of things going on in this book and a lot of twists.

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    1. Mmhmm. There sure were, and I loved every single minute, er, page of it!

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