Team Novel Teen Blog Tour: Storm by Evan Angler

Welcome to another Team Novel Teen blog tour. Today we’re talking about Storm, the third book in the Swipe series by Evan Angler. This is a really popular series, so if you haven’t discovered it yet, you ought to check it out. It’s middle grade dystopian, and it’s fun.

Click here to read my review of book one, Swipe.

Click here to read my review of book two, Sneak.

And check out this book trailer for book three, Storm:

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Here is the blurb:

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.


And here is my review: 

I very much enjoyed this book. The story flowed well, though this still wasn’t a book I read all in one sitting. The multiple points of view didn’t bother me this time around. The characters were well done—they’ve grown, I guess. I never found myself disappointed to be back to a different character’s point of view. I especially liked the mystery of Connor’s family and the mystery of Lily and trying to figure out what that girl is all about. Act three and the ending were great. Can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.

One thing that bothered me was all the backstory stuff included throughout to get the reader up to date. The note from the author that was included in the beginning of the book was a perfect review. I didn’t need any more. But there was quite a bit more, and I admit to skimming those parts in search of getting back to the story.

Oh, and one other little thing. I read an ARC of this book and the font was very light, almost illegible on some pages. I hope this will be fixed in the final book as it was very distracting.

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Age Range: 8 and up
Genre: dystopian/mystery/suspense
Part of a Series: book three in the Swipe series
Pages: 288
Publisher: Zondervan
Released: 2013

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11 Responses to “Team Novel Teen Blog Tour: Storm by Evan Angler”

  1. You were not alone in skimming through the catch-up parts in the beginning, Jill. 😉 Can’t wait for SPARK!!

  2. And here I though it was my eyes! Glad to know someone else had a hard time reading the font in the advance copy.

    I’ll be interested in seeing if Peck resurfaces in SPARK and if Logan crosses paths with him again . . .

    • Jill Williamson says:

      I’m sure Peck will be back. I was trying to guess which tribulation person he might be. One of the prophets, maybe?

  3. Deborah S. Dahnim says:

    These books are so scary… But I’m afraid I’m hooked. I’ve got to get my hands on this third one and read it!

  4. Faye says:

    Even though it’s like the Revelation prophecy, it totally keeps me guessing what is what, Mr. Angler is brilliant! Thanks so much for everything, Jill!

  5. Meagan says:

    Lily is one of those characters you just don’t know what side they are playing for and I want to know.

    So I wasn’t the only one blessed with a pale ARC, I think it needs a Vitamin B shot! And a little more sun maybe I’ll let it work on its tan tomorrow!

  6. Sierra says:

    Yes there was a bit “more” of review, but that’s good for those who hadn’t read the others I guess. I really enjoyed this book and my ARC copy was fine. Thanks Ms. Jill and good review!

  7. Maria Rod. says:

    Wow, that’s a cool book trailer : )

    So, Jill, how spiritual would you say these books are compared to the Left Behind series? The same, less, more? How about Biblical accuracy?

    • Jill Williamson says:

      They are less spiritual, as far as overt Christianity goes. One of the kids found a bible and started reading it, off screen, so to speak. I think the Christian content is designed to be more subtle. Biblical accuracy … it’s revelation, and I’m not a scholar of it. I recognized some parallels. In the third book there was talk of all the people who’d gone missing years ago, which would have been considered the rapture. But there are no Christians. All religions were outlawed, so there is no one teaching and talking about the book of Revelation in this series. There are only rumors of how there were prophecies.

  8. Rachel says:

    I noticed the print to but I just assumed it was the ARC copy thing too. This was a good book for advancing the story.

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