Friday, August 17, 2012

Review: Sneak by Evan Angler


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

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?

MY TAKE:

I really liked the first book so I was excited to start reading this book.

Sneak picks up where Swipe left off. Logan is now on the run from DOME, along with Peck and the rest of Dust. To get to Lily, they must rely on other Markless to get to Beacon. However, will they like what they find in Beacon?

I can't remember if there were any Christian references in the first book. If there was, I must have missed it. In Sneak, however, the references are easy to spot. Aside from quotes from the Bible, symbols like the fish also figure prominently.

What I like about this book is that the plot is well thought-out. There are some obvious plot twists, but there are also some unexpected plot twists that bring a little excitement to the book. Compared to the first book, this book was more about their journey to find Lily and less about finding out who is the real enemy. We get to learn more about the Markless as well. As it turns out, they are somewhat like the early Christians and DOME is like the Romans. You'll understand when you read the book.

Thanks to NetGalley and Tommy Nelson for the e-ARC. Publication date is on September 4, 2012.

THE GOOD:

  1. It has Christian elements but doesn't become a preachy book.
  2. The storyline is interesting.
  3. You learn more about the world wherein the book takes place.

THE BAD:

  1. There were some predictable plot twists.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:

Please, Logan thought, thinking of the strong and loving God in his tattered book. Give me strength now. I am tempted. I want to give in. I am so tempted.Do not let me.Do not let me give in.

READ IT IF:

  1. You liked the first book.
  2. You like adventure books.
  3. You are looking for a book that has Christian elements.

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