Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sneak-- Evan Angler

Today we have a promo post for author, Evan Angler's newest book, Sneak. It's the second in his Apocalyptic Swipe series, which follows Logan Langley, a teenage boy who, on his birthday, will receive the mark. Only, he's afraid that the same thing that happened to his sister will happen to him and he'll never come home again. 

Having not been familiar with the series, I read Swipe first. It was excellent. The thing I like the most about the series is that it is fast paced. Also, it breaks the rules of the typical YA point of view. Much of the time, YA is written in first person. And when it's done in third person, it's usually third person, limited, which means that we can only see what's happening from the main character's perspective. Angler pulls off a third person omniscient point of view and does so with class. Third person omniscient is when the story is told from an outside narrator (using the pronouns 'he' 'she' 'they') and we can see what each character is thinking. It's not from one individual perspective. Never once did I get confused as to who was thinking or speaking. Even when he jumped perspectives in mid chapter, I followed easily. That in and of itself lends credence to the ability of this author. 

Sneak Book 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-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?

Check out the first book in the series: 
Swipe book blurb: 

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?

About the Author:
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.
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