Tuesday, May 15, 2012

BLOG TOUR + Giveaway: SWIPE by Evan Angler

Welcome to the SWIPE blog tour, hosted by YA BOUND and Thomas Nelson Fiction!

Author: Evan Angler
Paperback, 275 pages
Publication Date: May 8th 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Fiction

Logan Langley is just months away from his thirteenth birthday and the biggest day of his life- the day he will finally be Marked. The Mark lets people get jobs, vote, and even go out to eat or buy concert tickets.

Becoming Marked means becoming free. Or so he is told. Five years ago when Logan's sister went to get her Mark she never came back. Now Logan can't shake the feeling he's being watched...

And then he finds the wire.

My thoughts:
A Middle Grade novel that will appeal to kids and adults alike!

I'm not usually a huge fan of Middle Grade novels. I don't have anything against them, I just don't have kids and I tend to prefer a little heavier subject matter. But SWIPE is an amazing MG novel. As an adult reading it, I didn't feel like I was reading about children. In fact, I often had to remind myself that these were 12 and 13 year old kids. The topics in this story are complex enough to appeal to adults and keep the story interesting while still being simple enough for the MG reading level to understand and relate to. It hinges on the basic concept of freedom. What is freedom and in a world where people have to believe one specific way in order to have their basic needs met, can that really be called freedom? There is mystery, action, danger and betrayal all over the place in this book. And the politics involved were intriguing. There is definitely a political aspect to this book, but it's a valid examination that adults will enjoy and kids will question. Which in my opinion is a good thing. It creates a need for answers and examination.
This book captured my attention completely. I found myself thinking about Logan and the Dust and what was really going on under the Dome Umbrella while I was working, eating, sleeping. It captured my attention, and I couldn't escape the story. Much like Logan can't escape those after him. I am very much looking forward to the sequel, SNEAK, due out next Fall. I would recommend this book for reluctant readers as well as fans of dystopian MG and YA. Adults, don't count this one out. It's marvelous!

Now for the giveaway! Thomas Nelson Fiction has generously offered one (1) paperback copy of SWIPE  for a giveaway. Enter below for your chance to win!
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Tour Schedule:
http://storybookescape.blogspot.com/ : May 14 – Review*

http://themagicatticreads.com/ : May 14 – Spotlight*

http://adiaryofabookaddict.blogspot.com/ : May 15 – Why We Differ? Guest Post

www.goodchoicereading.com : May 16 – Swipe Playlist

Www.epiloguerreview.blogspot.com : May 16 – Review*

bookmarkbelles.blogspot.com : May 16 – Reviews*

http://cecesreviews.blogspot.com : May – 16 – Review

www.readandrepeat.co.uk : May 16 - Review

bookbriefs.blogspot.com : May 16 – Review

http://thebookgalaxy.blogspot.com : May 17 – Review*

http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com : May 17 – Review*

http://www.blookgirl.com : May 17 – Review*

http://www.thebooklife.com : May 18 – Review*

Books With Marshmallows : May 18 – review

www.novelsontherun.blogspot.com : May 19 – Review*

www.thehauntedrose.blogspot.com : May 19 – Review*

http://wefancybooks.blogspot.com : May 19 – Author’s Top Ten


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  2. Partials, Article 5, and Unraveling all sound like more great YA dystopian books! Thank you for your review and giveaway!!

  3. Thank you for the recs guys. Lordfriday, please forgive me, I DID NOT mean to delete your comment. Epic fail on my part... *makes puppy eyes and begs forgiveness*