Monday, May 6, 2013

Team Novel Teen: Storm...

About the book:
Series: The Swipe Series

Book Three: Storm
Author: Evan Angler
Reader Age Range: Amazon says 8 - 11 years? ( I recommend 13+ but that's just me.)  
Page Count: 288 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre:/Christian/ dystopian/Young Adult

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.

My Review:

Storm is book three of this dystopian series. A series that is fiction, yet doesn't stretch too far away from reality.

Lately I've been reading a lot of dystopian type books, all on a destroyed, lost America. Kinda depressing when you think about it... yet I can't stop.

In my opinion America is dying. Perhaps I'm getting political in this review, and I'm sorry if I may sound a bit crazy, but don't you, especially if you are a Christian feel it too?

Many of our rights are being taken away and someday this "mark" will happen. Will you be courageous enough like the Dust to say no? Or do you not know what I'm talking about? Read Revelations. Study it and wake up.

So many of our young adult books are about the end of the world, even tv shows, and movies are flooding into it. Perhaps this is preparing us or desensitizing us?

I know that is a lot to soak in and sort of odd for a review on what is called a "children's" book, but I think we really need to wake up.

All in all I enjoyed Storm, yet I wouldn't recommend it for a tween reader. I don't think they will completely understand it and in my opinion it's a bit graphic for that age. Kids are different now days, but we need to still protect their minds. Evan Angler is a talented writer and I enjoyed his own touch he has woven into the story. The letter of "warning" in the beginning of this book was very clever.


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In conjunction with the Team Novel Teen Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. Thank you, Jill Williamson, Team Novel Teen, Katie Powell, and Thomas Nelson.


  1. The letter at the beginning is good. I also like dystoipas.

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