Swipe 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

  • Title: Swipe
  • Author: Evan Angler
  • ISBN: 9781400318360
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, evEveryone 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

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    1. You know why I loved this book? It was classic dystopian. It didn't have love diseases like delirium or fights to the death like (well, you know which book I'm talking about) or even evil monsters like Enclave or Ashes. It was plain old normal people realizing that their world, however high-tech and comfortable, is without the freedoms and choices the old world had, that there was something wrong with the current system and risking everything to change it. It's good old action and suspense and a [...]

    2. Wow. Just wow. It sucked me in. I lived in Spokie. Only a few books have ever made me feel like this. It was scary. It was intense. It was amazing.

    3. This is a book that should have had a lot more work done on it before it was published. The premise is good enough that they really could have made something out of it, but a lot more editing would have been required to clean up its issues and turn it into a genuinely good book.This book is a huge offender against the concept of "show, don't tell." In some cases, behaviors and beliefs (including romantic subplots) arise basically out of nowhere for the convenience of the plot without really bein [...]

    4. You can read all my reviews at Alluring reads.Swipe was a refreshing surprise to me. I was a little nervous going into it, as it is the first Middle Grade novel that I have read for the blog and it is marketed as Religious but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Swipe is a fast-paced novel full of suspense, mystery and some great twists. Evan Angler has given this story the perfect pacing and I was engrossed in the story from page one.It's a dystopian novel that tells of a world that is separated into two [...]

    5. 3.5 starsI really wanted this book to become a favorite. I really, really did. I did like this book, it just had a slow start. (I was halfway through the book until it started making sense.) Another thing is, I guess I was expecting it to be a dystopian, but it seemed more like "future" than dystopian if that makes any sense. I did like the book though, and I plan on reading sneak very soon. Maybe I'll like the series better once I finish the whole series.Clean rating: No swearing. Brief violenc [...]

    6. I received this book for review as part of the Books Blog Tour. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.*This review is rather rant filled. You are forewarned.*Swipe is about a 12 year old boy named Logan Langly. On every citizens 13th Birthday boys and girls alike line up to get their marks. These aren't test grades but rather a tattoo that lets the wearer do everything from getting a job to simple pleasures such as buying an ice cream cone. Unlike most kids his ag [...]

    7. Great first novel from a new YA author. I really enjoyed it. The writing style is really, really polished. I think Angler is just technically a better writer than most people working in this genre right now. Every sentence was perfectly crafted. The action keeps you on the edge of your seat, but nothing here is extraneous-- the whole thing was a pleasure to read. His world was imagined very well, and was very fun and futuristic while being just familiar enough. The mystery with the Marks is a lo [...]

    8. Swipe is a story about a future world, in where everyone has to be Marked to survive. To have jobs, to eat, to go to school - you have to be Marked.Logan Langley is paranoid. He thinks he is being watched. His parents and all the doctors he's seen don't believe him. Along comes new girl Erin. She's pretty and doesn't pay much attention to Logan, until he tells her his story about how his sister's Marking procedure went wrong and she never came back. From this moment, Logan and Erin are swept int [...]

    9. This book had me dangling for more with each chapter. I loved the characters and how they changed throughout the story. I love how the author picked up the pace and added in things that I wouldn't think of which was awesome! The only thing I was still left wanting more ofwas God. There was subtle hints maybe towards Himbut nothing definite? I am hoping I will find it in sneak!

    10. I really enjoyed this book. I brought it home from the library with the same feeling of anticipation I had for Among the Hidden, and it did not disappoint. I did read it slower than I should have, but for three very good reasons.1. I was mourning the end of Dragon Keeper. Still am.2. I needed to use my time to fulfill my self-imposed writing quota and, since I didn't have much time and couldn't concentrate during the day, it didn't leave time for bedtime reading for several days.3. My eyes were [...]

    11. I enjoyed this book and would like to continue the series. Parts of the book moved slow and I could not get into what was happening, however it did not happen very often for me. The world that the author created seemed like it could be something that really could happen - even in our lifetime. If you don't have the "Mark" you can't get a job or buy stuff, and people can't help you either, so you're pretty much guaranteed to be homeless and live a life of crime in order to survive. (view spoiler) [...]

    12. About this book:“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 [...]

    13. This book was amazing! I loved, loved, loved it. It was captivating and very suspenseful, not to mention the author has incredible writing skills. There were numerous words that even I didn’t fully understand, and they flowed naturally in the story. A lot of books try this, but they never come off well—either the big words come off condescending, or like the author purposely put them in there to make it sound “better.” In Swipe, every word flowed, fit with the story, and made the story b [...]

    14. Originally posted at my blog.Both blurb, title and trailer of this book are extremely intriguing and promising. Unfortunately, the book has its flaws that spoiled the pleasure of reading it, but still - a pretty solid read.I found the double meaning of swipe in the title very clever - it means "to swipe" the mark in various deviced to get access to something or it can mean a person being swiped, as in MIA.Although the premise was so good and the writing was strong, it took me a while to get used [...]

    15. An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.Logan lives in Spokie, and is about to receive the Swipe. The Swipe is a way to pay for things, go anywhere and everywhere. Ever since David's sister died after getting the Swipe, he's been paranoid thinking people are out to get him. He might not be wrong. With the help of the new girl Erin, he delves deeper into the mystery of the death of his sister. An [...]

    16. Logan Langly is starting school and is only a few months away from his thirteenth birthday. That’s the day when he can get the Mark, which will give him the full benefits of citizenship. He’ll be able to get a job, to buy things, to take the trains. But Logan isn’t sure he wants the Mark. Because when his sister went in to get it, she never came back. What if Logan goes in and never comes back?Plus, people are following him and he doesn’t know why. When a new girl starts school and Logan [...]

    17. The Best Book I've ever read. The Saddest Book I've ever read. I have never anything sadder than this book. I can't describe how sad but how exciting how page turning it was. Am on pins and needles for the next one!

    18. This is one of those, " I told you so" books, where forewarned is for armed.The world is heading in this direction, and even tough this is a dystopian novel involving teens and the like, it is a foreshadowing of something that is not to be taken lightly. (Ponder the most important question you may ever have to answer.Would you trade your immortal soul, for the "swipe mark"to feed, clothe, and house you and your family for the rest of your human life, or would you gladly refuse, make sure your so [...]

    19. Swipe is pretty obviously the same scenario as every other dystopian novel, but it took too long to get to the crux of the whole story. What is the point of the Mark? Why are the Dusters (or whatever they're called) so ruthless with their kidnapping? Why do they kidnap some and not others? Why do they want Logan specifically? They seem to have a lot of manpower despite being a bunch of ragtag group of kids, and they don't seem to have any game plan. They "rescue" kids and then. what? They're sta [...]

    20. I gave this book 5 stars because it has lots of mystery and murder and danger which is stuff I like to read about.So Logan is scared to death because his sister Lily went missing when she went to get her mark which is the only way to do anything in Spokie or Beacon or anywhere but later on in the story he figures out he is being watched by a gang called Dust and there leader Peck.The people who do not come back from getting the Mark are taken away because they see as they will commit a crime the [...]

    21. I enjoyed this book, and I highly compared it to Unwind. It is a great book and I suggest reading it if you like science fiction, fantasy, realistic fiction, or futuristic Sci-Fi

    22. Swipe was generally a good read. The writing is geared toward the younger set, and it is primarily a mystery with dystopian flavor. In the American Union, the Mark is the gateway to adulthood. Pledge yourself to the government on your thirteenth birthday, receive your Mark, and gain your freedom to get a job, to shop, to do everything normal, model citizens do. But what happens to those that don’t come back from their Pledge? Supposedly they don’t exist; they are only a myth, an idle threat [...]

    23. About the Series: I loved the Swipe series so much! I was like glued to the pages. The entire series has a lot of amazing elements that would keep you intrigued and always wanting to know more. It's originally a dystopian series intended for middle grade and high school kids, but I think it's enjoyable even for adults.This world is set after several wars and global destruction and it's really futuristic in looks and organization. People in this world have access to a lot of technology and everyt [...]

    24. Check out for the blog tour stop at Read-A-holicZ on MAY 15th!My review:When I signed up to host this book, I wasn't expecting much. It was a middle grade kind of book and the premise sounded interesting.When I finished reading it (read it in 1 day!)I was not prepared for this book at all. The first few chapters I was really not sure it was going to be a book I would like, the start was a tad bit slow &there were various POVs at the start, which was confusing.Don't worry it gets better!The s [...]

    25. I decided to read Swipe by Evan Angler because again I like trying to figure out what's going to happen next and judging from the back of the book it seemed like it was going to leave me hanging in some places making me want to keep reading on. What drew me to the book was the blurb and the main words that struck out to me were 'biggest day of his life', 'becoming free', 'being watched', and 'the mark'. These all left me really curious about what the book was about so I thought I might as well t [...]

    26. Brief summaryLogan lives in a world where everyone gets the Mark on their 13th birthday. It isn't exactly required, but if you don't get the Mark then you have no way of buying food or working a job. Basically getting the Mark gives a person the means to access all the things one might need. So why is Logan so hesitant about getting his Mark? It might have something to do with the fact that his sister left to get her Mark 5 years ago and she never returned. Logan has the right to be kind of para [...]

    27. If you are looking for an intriguing Middle Grade Dystopian read, look no further. Swipe by Evan Angler is a book that left me thinking and craving the next installment. It was a book full of paranoia, suspense, and courage.Main character, Logan Langly has had to live with the knowledge that his sister, Lily, had disappeared on the day she was Marked. From that day on, Logan has been living a life of paranoia…believing that he is constantly being watched and followed by an unknown person and f [...]

    28. 2.5 starsSometimes you know you have a decent story in front of you, but other outside circumstances are preventing you from liking it. I think this was the case for me. I knew that aspects of this story were incredibly interesting, but reading it was a struggle. It took me a solid two weeks to pick up this book after I got through the first fifty pages because I didn't want to. Then, what should have been an easy two hours to finish it up the day I picked it up once more, turned into a several [...]

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