Saturday, 19 May 2012

BLOG TOUR!! Swipe by Evan Angler

SwipeAt the Other End:

Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?

Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, Swipe follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn’t even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.

The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It’s almost Logan Langly’s 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn’t been able to shake the feeling he’s being watched. Not since his sister went to get her Mark five years ago . . . and never came back.

When Logan and his friends discover the truth behind the Mark, will they ever be able to go back to being normal teenagers?

First Impressions Last:

I liked the sound of this book. It's something innovative and new, that made me want to start reading it to find out what was going to happen and to find out about their new world. How different it is compared to ours.

Behind the 275 Pages:

Ummm, are we sure they're 13 years old? Logan 12 for some of the book as well? They don't sound like 12/13 year old kids. I didn't get that impression one bit. Why not change the age limit because the vocabulary used as well as most actions and thoughts made by the characters were those of adults. I know once they turn 13 they're deemed an adult in their society, but that doesn't mean that they are exactly like adults. Was just a bit unrealistic, yes the novel is unrealistic but we still need some sort of normalcy to this world for us to fully relate and connect to the characters and their world.
Although Logan did show a little bit of a young kid when he first met Erin while walking her home and the way he was talking and acting towards her. Which was kinda funny. I love how in this novel, we aren't just the ones questioning everything. The kids are the exact same way from their questioning tones and minds. Always wanting to find out something just like us as the reader. We are very curious as to what exactly happens that we don't hear much of a well as their government. Basically the general kind of things we would be questioning. The book is so generally eerie and we can't help but read continuously though the novel. It's dark and brooding and we instantly love it. We start to become paranoid just as Logan is all the time, hearing things. Are we even sane?

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Behind 288 Pages
At the Other End: 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-but 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. Now he’s on the run from government agents who will stop at nothing to capture him. But Logan is on a mission to find and save his sister, Lily, who disappeared five years ago on her thirteenth birthday, the day she was supposed to receive her Mark.

Logan and his friends, a group of dissenters called the Dust, discover a vast network of the Unmarked, who help them travel safely to the capital city where Lily is imprisoned. Along the way, the Dust receives 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.

When the Dust finally arrives in the capital, it seems that all their careful planning is useless against a government that will do anything to bend its citizens to its will. Can the gentle words Logan has found in a tattered, banned Bible really stand against the most powerful military the world has ever known? Can Logan even sacrifice his own freedom, choosing to act through faith alone?

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Schedule: : May 14 – Spotlight* : May 15 – Why We Differ? Guest Post : May 16 – Swipe Playlist

Www. : May 16 – Review* : May 16 – Reviews* : May – 16 – Review : May 16 - Review : May 16 – Review : May 17 – Review* : May 17 – Review* : May 17 – Review* : May 18 – Review*

Books With Marshmallows : May 18 – review : May 19 – Review* : May 19 – Review* : May 19 – Author’s Top Ten : May 19 – Review* ( <-- You Are Here)

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