Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Review: Storm (Swipe #3) by Evan Angler

Title: Storm (Swipe #3)
Author: Evan Angler
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Published: May 7, 2013
ISBN: 1400321972
Format: Ebook
Source: Netgalley


In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark allows citizen to 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 is become less stable, and a storm is brewing that bigger than any of them could have ever imagined....


I finished the book forever ago and have been procrastinating on writing the review bigtime. Bad book blogger, right? Or maybe bad book? I really dislike writing negative reviews, but sometimes it just has to be done. It makes me feel mean and that sucks. I am not trying to be mean, just honest. So, here I go...

Storm really let me down. Let me just say that Swipe was the best of the three in the Swipe series. Sneak was adequate enough. I didn't agree with it much, but it was still an ok book and had me interested in finishing the series. But, if I had not already received a copy of Storm through Netgalley, I don't think I would have gone out of my way to continue the series. Anyways, about halfway through Storm I was so pissed at the author's choices for the book I almost didn't finish it. But, I hate not finishing a book, so I trudged through.

It wasn't worth it.

The ending was too ambiguous. The characters lacked in everyway and I felt they were extremely stereotyped. It made them unbelievable and extraordinaraly annyoying. By the end, I just wanted to scream at someone about how much time I wasted reading this series. I mean, WTF! I chose to read this over Clockwork Princess and Scarlet (which I still haven't got to yet) and as all bloggers know, reading time is precious. Bad books throw me off my momentum and make me have to step away from reading until I know I have picked a book that will make up for the debacle I just finished reading before. UUURRGG.

1 star for Storm.

You can read my review for Swipe (Swipe #1) - HERE
You can read my review for Sneak (Swipe #2) - HERE
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