Sneak

Sneak[EPUB] ✵ Sneak By Evan Angler – Oaklandjobs.co.uk “Apocalyptic dystopian fiction at its best Angler’s sharp wit anddexterity with political themes are matched only by the thrilling suspense onevery page”—Lis Wiehl New York Times bestsellingau “Apocalyptic dystopian fiction at its best Angler’s sharp wit anddexterity with political themes are matched only by the thrilling suspense onevery page”—Lis Wiehl New York Times bestsellingauthor and FOX News correspondentIn 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 disappearLogan 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 MarkLogan 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 DaysWhen 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. A few days ago I posted a review of Book 1 of Evan Angler's series Swipe In that review I mentioned many reasons why I fell in love with this series including a return to classic dystopian elements and high action and suspense But I haven't discussed the biggest reason I respect Evan Angler's amazing series the worldMany dystopian tales deal with oppressive governments the country in shambles and the people living in sualid conditions As entertaining it is to read about such circumstances I know we're sadists these worlds are not entirely believable Even after an apocalyptic event such as a war or famine people in the US don't just lose their inherent independence and their ultimate goal toward a comfortable existence Do you really believe that the public in the near future would just accept a government's tyranny and cruelty without uestion leaving one or two teenagers to suddenly realize Hey This isn't fair This isn't right This isn't North Korea in most of these books the people haven't been systematically brainwashed like in 1984No I'm not trying to ruin dystopian tales for you Even as I say this I'm planning to read a book having the above inconsistencies and I'll probably enjoy it tooThe point to all this is that Angler has been uniuely smart enough to overcome such flaws In his world the people are given a choice comfort or freedom Here the Marked do not live in constant fear of the government; on the contrary if you accept the Mark you are promised ultimate comfort access to mind boggling technology and an easy life The only thing the leader would ask in return would be your freedom to choose I'll let Peck himself elaborate You see Logan Cylis gave the world the easy path and the world took it Can't blame anyone for that really we'd had it pretty hard up until then War famine plague a devastated economy environmental destruction Peck was uiet for a momentThe things we fight for have fought for throughout history they're the liberties The right to speak your mind the right to be happy the right to worship the way you want to be treated euallyDictators of the past took those freedoms away And the world always fought backBut Cylis never took anything He offered Offered alternatives to freedom that made life so easy who could turn them down?The Mark the Religious Inclusion the Global Unionthey all share a single goal to give us a life so easy that we want to surrender our freedoms A life so easy that we want to hand over our individuality and abandon choice Because to keep them is to take the difficult path Peck sighed The world was ready for things to be a little easier And choices are hardI really can't follow that with any critiues of my ownTherefore you should read this series because 1 It has a believable world2 It doesn't have teen angst and drama it's simple and to the point3 It's moralistic At the end of the day I want to read something that will make me think that will help me appreciate what I have now and the human capacity And that's exactly what this series will give you in addition to a riveting story it will show you just how meaningful your freedom to choose is as evidenced by the uote above3 Each book so far has ended with amazingly crafted cliffhangers Stripping everything else away it is a smart thriller with suspense and twists on every page I don't think I can wait long enough for Book 3 35I liked this book better than book one Now that the story is unfolding it's keeping my attention better I plan on finishing the series Hopefully it will keep getting better Clean rating I believe there was some brief violence You can read all of my reviews at Alluring ReadsWhen 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 choiceIn 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 defined and almost practicedAnother 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 readerThere are uite 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 uestions to have me pining for If you're looking for a fun clean rather innocent dystopia then The Swipe Series is a great place to startA Copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review What it's about Logan is back and he is still on the run from DOME Peck and the Dust are still out there trying to find out about where Lily is being kept Erin is missing Logan and desperate to find out where he is The journey continues with the Markless against DOME and all the secrets hidden along the wayWhat I thought I couldn't wait to start reading Sneak ever since I got my hands on my copy I thoroughly enjoyed Swipe and couldn't wait to see where this seuel was going to take me and it certainly didn't disappoint We pick up about a month after we left off and the action doesn't stop for a second We meet many new characters and revisit old ones This time there are many Markless involved and plenty of Markless sympathizers They all most get caught a few times but it makes the adventure all the fun But what I loved the most was the small twists along the way nothing was as it seems and everything is bigger than they believe If you have read Swipe definitely pick this one up and find out what happens next If you haven't read Swipe well why not? Hurry up and grab a copy because you won't be disappointedthe good It has been left open for another book I have my fingers crossedthe bad I felt as if some parts were lacking The book wasn't so much about the journey but rather the end result and after everything we hear about DOME and the Markless and this massive journey I find it hard to believe they made it relatively unscathedRating 4 bookstacks The acronyms used are like implying that EU is a dystopia? where people are having a Mark Didn't enjoy it that much 4750 Not as good as the first Read this on the whole plane ride That was fun About this book “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 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?”Series Book #2 of the “Swipe” series Book #1 “Swipe” review Here There are currently four and waiting for the fifth More about this series “Find out in the first book of this exciting series that is Left Behind meets Matched for middle grade readers”Spiritual Content Mama Papa Hayes are Christian uotes Scriptures; Different Bible stories are mentioned; Grandma Langly is a Christian prays; Logan read the Bible tries to understand why it’s “dangerous”; “When the Saints” is sung; Talks of God witnessing; A couple of Scriptures are uoted; “In the name of Cylis” and “thank Cylis” the rulergod’s name is said; Negative Content Minor cussing including a ‘blimey’ a ‘bloody’ a ‘crummy’ a ‘darn’ a ‘dimwit’ a ‘dumb’ a ‘screwed’ a ‘sheesh’ a ‘shoot’ a ‘sucker’ five ‘idiot’s and nine ‘stupid’s; A curse is said but not written; Sarcasm; Slurs about those who have the Marks and those who do not; Erin thinks of sad things to make her cry semi detailed; Awful things are said about Acheron detailed; Sexual Content The whole boyfriendgirlfriendwho likes whocrushes are rarely mentioned in this book compared to the first book in this series Logan Langly Erin Arbitor Daniel Peck Hailey Phoenix POV switches between them The Dust and a man Mama Hayes Mr Mrs Langly Grandma Langly Mr Arbitor Mr Cheswick Bridget Andrew The Advocate all at least once Dystopia 274 pagesPre Teens One StarNew Teens One Star and a halfEarly High School Teens Two StarsOlder High School Teens Three Stars My personal Rating Three Stars There was lots Spiritual content in “Sneak” than “Swipe” which I like still it’s an interesting plot Link to review BFCG may Read the review to see recommend this book by this author It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author As dystopians go Sneak doesn't have the most original or unusual of premises but there's still uite a bit to like some really good supporting characters uite a few unexpected twists to the story but most of all Angler's no nonsense approach to storytelling I enjoyed this book even if there's nothing I really haven't seen before And it's a pretty good seuel to SwipeThe plot as a whole plays out as I expected Logan and his friends on the run from the government trying to rally the Marked but especially the Markless and save his sister locked up in a prison somewhere What's different is that there are lots of points of view; a chapter might switch between different characters nine or ten times I guess it's both good and bad good because I really liked some of the supporting characters once I got to know them simple things like Meg dropping a huge spider on Jo's head but Angler also likes to build up suspense putting one character in trouble then switching to another character for a while Kinda infuriating at timesBut that also means I liked these characters enough I really wanted to know what was happening to them too I guess Logan didn't really stand out much as the sort of savior character but Erin Hailey and especially Logan's Grandma were really good Erin working for the government against Logan and his friends I really like how she's trying to figure out where her loyalties lie as she spends time with the Markless and has to finally make her choice once she's confronted with the truth Hailey she and Erin are like on polar opposite sides yet there are a few scenes that still show how similar they are despite their differences And Logan's Grandma way cool for a spunky older character I really like how she surprised me here played an inspiring role even if she really didn't do muchActually I got the feeling this entire book was supposed to be inspiring from all the people who stick their necks out and help Logan and his friends on their journey to the Markless who stands out against the government when the time comes even if yes a few of them don't have the guts to do it It's all very believable But the ending was also sort of a letdown I get the message that Logan's really of a symbol and the Markless can do really great things once they rally to the cause but it just wasn't as epic as I'd hoped mass rallies and people power would be And a few characters also draw inspiration from religion yeah I think it's good to get a wide range have different characters get their inspiration from different sources but it's just sort of briefly mentioned neither subtle nor powerfulEven though the ending wasn't as good as I wanted I still had fun reading this And it does set up another seuel nice because this series is getting good This action paced adventure filled energetic can books be energetic? second novel in the Swipe series was full of bounding action and energy from the first sentence to the last Never is there a dull moment or a boring scene There’s always happening and mysteries to unravel at all times I really enjoyed it and it does not disappointThis author is truly talented Though there are countless characters scenes clues and other things to remember at all times it never once felt confusing The way it was put together made it simple as possible introducing different characters at different times and taking time to let you get to know them before moving onto the next set of characters Each character contributed some way to the plot as did every scene After a character served their purpose in the story they weren’t mentioned again preventing potential confusion though I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they showed up in the next book They showed up told you who they were let you get to know them showed you why they were in the story and then left the storyline once the main characters were ready to go on their own again 

The one thing I disliked was when Logan found Lily It was very unrealistic and seemed very rushed and undeveloped No emotion or reaction at all; even though Logan wishes it could be different there was still no emotion from his perspective On the upside though I did like Lily’s entrance into the story and the way she played into it The book ended well too It wasn’t all finished up of course because there’s books in the series But it didn’t end on a cliffhanger The author at least gave some satisfaction some element of tidying up the story without completely finishing the story off I’m super excited to see where the story goes in Book 3 as I love all these characters so muchALSO How can I forget the Christian themes that have been working in the story all along but now have only become obvious? They were done AMAZINGLY I am now beginning to see the themes behind the whole series and they awe me I love the way that in the first book it seemed to be just an average dystopian type novel but by now you know it’s a Christian book I love it so much I am super super excited to read book 3 It did take a few chapters to get into the story but once you got in it’s hard to put down If you liked Swipe don’t miss this second addition Like my reviews? Follow my blog What would you do if one day on your thirteenth birthday you were basically forced to get a Mark a tattoo on your wrist that gave you basic rights as a citizen? That's what happens in 'Sneak' the second book in the Swipe series which follows a group of teens during what appears to be the apocalypse Logan's thirteenth birthday has come and gone and since fighting back against the government and refusing to receive his Mark he's on the run Logan finds out that his older sister Lily who vanished five years ago while receiving her Mark is not dead but being held captive in the city of Beacon With nothing left to lose Logan and his friends from the Dust other teenagers who are Markless set out on a mission to find and free Lily from the mysterious prison called Archeron Will they make it to Archeron to free Lily or die in the process?Growing up going to church I have always heard stories and sermons dealing with the End Times The Antichrist the Mark of the Beast all of this is familiar to me That might be part of the reason that I was so engaged in this book It was creepily familiar and had a tinge of possible reality to it that made it all the engrossing for me to read It's a great concept with a well written and fast paced narrative regardless of the reader's familiarity with the concepts The characters are flawed mostly broken and completely believable so it's easy to identify with them early in the book As I mentioned the plot deals with the apocalypse and other references from the Bible such as the Mark and the end of the world It also threads a story of a single person who rises up against the new government and takes on the impossible task of rescuing his sisterI found the entire story to be a page turner and I was completely hooked until the end The novel ends with a great cliffhanger so I was left wanting I wanted to know what happens to the characters and how things were going to end I couldn't put this book down until the very last page and I am definitely eagerly awaiting the next book I highly recommend this novel to fans of YA dystopian apocalyptic and thriller genresDisclosure I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review

Sneak PDF/EPUB ¼ Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Sneak
  • Evan Angler
  • English
  • 06 June 2016
  • 9781400318421