TITLE Sneak (Swipe #2)
AUTHOR Evan Angler
PUBLICATION September 4th 2012 by Thomas Nelson
READ September 4 - 5, 2012
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, bot 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 and 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-this pages and warnings about the real meaning of the Mark really hold the Answer?
A copy was provided by the publisher as part of the blog tour.
When I finished Swipe earlier this year, I can remember very clearly turning the last page and thinking "NO! It can't possibly be over!" So when I got the tour invite for Sneak, I jumped at the opportunity. Evan Angler has put together a strong dystopian world unlike any I have read before. What is so fascinating to me about the world of The Swipe Series is that it's not a typical dystopia where people's rights were forcefully taken from them against their will. Instead we have a world where the citizens were offered alternatives that made their lives easier and they willfully handed over their individuality and abandoned choice.
In Sneak we catch up with Logan immediately where Swipe left off, he has fled from Spokie and is on his way to find Lily in Beacon. Following him along his journey to save her made for an engrossing read. He meets back up with the Dust and they come across their fair share of turbulence, of course things can't go as planned right? In Sneak we find a much bigger network of the Markless and it creates an intense feeling of an impending uprising. They communicate with one another and are always there to help a fellow Markless out, I really enjoyed this aspect of the story as it made discontent in the American Union feel more defined and almost practiced.
Another part of this series that keeps me loving it is the strong female characters. Sure Logan is our MC and he's basically the driving force but Haylie and Erin are really the brains of the operation. Haylie really stood out in this one for putting her neck out for Peck & the Dust as well as her secret agent spy skills! And Erin is once again front and center with her tablet hacking right into DOME's systems and showing them who's boss! Also, Haylie's mother and Logan's grandma even throw themselves into the mix which made for an interesting little side story. Mr. Angler definitely has a knack for writing sassy, strong women and that is something that I will always appreciate as a reader.
There are quite a few twist and turns along the road in Sneak and it definitely keeps you on your toes. Reading this follow up was just as satisfying as reading the first book in the series and once again it left me with just enough lingering questions to have me pining for more. If you're looking for a fun, clean, rather innocent dystopia then The Swipe Series is a great place to start.
The Swipe Series so far...
Want to see what I thought of Swipe?
Evan lives without the Mark, evading DOME and writing in the shadows of Beacon.
Swipe is his first book. But if anyone asks, you know nothing about it, and you didn't hear anything from him. Don't make eye contact if you see him. Don't call his name out loud. He's in enough trouble already.
And so are you, if you've read his book.