Monday, April 22, 2013

Review: Sneak (Swipe #2) by Evan Angler

Title: Sneak (Swipe #2)
Author: Evan Angler
Published: Sept 4, 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Format: Kindle edition; 288 pgs
Source: Netgalley
ISBN: 1400318424


When Logan Langly backed out of getting the Mark and went on the run, no one thought he could survive on his own. Without the Mark, you can't buy food, go to the doctor, or use a tablet--you aren't even a citizen.

But when he discovers that his sister is being held in a mysterious hidden prison named Acheron, Logan risks everything to travel through an underground network of the Markless to rescue her.

Logan arrives only to find that Acheron holds more secrets than anyone could have guessed and that all his careful planning is worthless against a government that will do anything to gain absolute control.

It seems there is only one place to turn. But can a banned book with whisper-thin pages and warnings about the real meaning of the Mark really hold the Answer?

You might not want to read any further into this review because I am afraid I can't avoid spoilers anymore! Being so vague all the time is too taxing.

I did not realize until halfway through Sneak that Swipe is a Christian Fiction series. I am not used to religions being specified in books so it caught me off guard when I discovered that the banned book Logan was carrying around is the Bible. I thought it was very interesting how the whole idea of faith was absorbed into the Dust. It was a freedom and a choice they were allowed to make that means the world to some of them. Logan seems as though he is still apprehensive in his beliefs, but I know whatever evolves out of Storm is going to have things clicking into space.

So, Logan and Peck and all these other guys (Dust), are on a mission to find Logan's sister, Lily. She disappeared during her pledge and Logan believes she is being held in a high security prison called Acheron. This poor gang of Dust go through so many life threatening situations, but I still found myself losing interest in Sneak. What is up with that? I really have no idea. I just know that I am really not engaged with any of the characters. Maybe it is because there are so many. LoL

Anyways, the writing was very good but a little predictable. Is there anyone out there that did not see the twist with Lily coming? But, I am still forgetting that this is not technically a YA series. Again, not saying this book was bad, but it just didn't really hold my interest the whole time. I kind of had to trudge through it.

3 stars to Sneak.

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