Monday, June 18, 2012
Logan was scared beyond the capacity to scream or run or defend himself or even breathe. And when finally his heart snapped back to life it pumped white-hot fear into his brain, and the only thing that registered with any sort of clarity was: Right now, someone is here. Upon thinking this, Logan spun around, and the face in his window fled from view.

Book: Swipe by Evan Angler, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2011
Swipe by Evan Angler
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwHV3lgO-PM
Genre: Futuristic
Target Audience: Boys 14+
Subjects: Loss, Relationship with family, friendship, fear,
Summary: Fear is life for Logan. Ever since his sister went to get her mark – and never came back, he has lived with fear. He knows someone is watching him. He knows there is danger connected to getting his mark. What he doesn’t know is why or who. Then his thirteenth birthday begins to fast approach and the hint of being watched gets worse. And a new girl moves to town with her own suspicions. Together they begin seeking out answers. But there is no guarantee they will come back alive from their adventures. The same evil that targeted his sister is watching them as well.
Notes: This is a government conspiracy theory story. The government forces everyone to take the mark in order to survive and something about it, something not revealed in this first book in the series, can lead to life-threatening danger. The spiritual elements in the story are pretty much non-existent. God is only mentioned once by a side character. The Bible isn’t at all, prayer isn’t at all. It’s simply an adventure story, hinting at good vs. evil but without clear answers on who the good guys and bad guys even are.
Recommendation Scale: 1/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Revelations 13:15-17 –  He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.

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Rachel said...

I know there didn't seem there wasn't much of a Christian element to it. But, I think it was hinted at. Do you remember the people who fingured something around their necks (one was with Logan's best friend's butler (can't remember names right now))? I think that is hinting at something and it will grow with the series.

Good review and I was just talking about the Mark of the Beast in Revelation with some other people but didn't know where it was. I'm going to have to go back and re-read that chapter. Thanks

Jill Williamson said...

Good summary and review! But I disagree on the spiritual elements being non-existent. They were hinted at. And hinted at in a big enough way to get me very excited for book two, which I can't wait for. :-)

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