Sunday, August 2, 2015

Book Review: Spark by Evan Angler (#4 in Swipe Series)

Title: Spark (#4 in Swipe series)
Author: Evan Angler
Published by: Thomas Nelson Publishers (2013)

My Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭


Logan Langly went to get his Mark but backed out at the last minute. Ever since, he s been on the run from government agents and on a quest to find his sister Lily, who disappeared when she went to get her Mark five years ago. His journey leads him to befriend the Dust, a network of Markless who oppose the iron-grip rule of the government. On the way to the capital to find Lily, the Dust receive some startling information from the Markless community, warning that humanity is now entering the End of Days.

Spark introduces nine-year-old Ali, a beggar living in the Dark Lands city of al-Balat. Ali meets a stranger who gives her his tablet, a portal to a tech world that Ali never knew existed. But one day, the tablet begins to communicatebackto her and takes her on a journey that will cross her path with exiled Logan Langly, Chancellor Cylis, and the fierce battle for power that spans reality and the virtual world.

My Review:

This was a phenomenal fourth addition to the amazing Swipe series and it definitely did not disappoint. The twists and turns I never saw coming and were done with the utmost care and great talent.  Ali was such a fascinating character to read about, full of spunk and yet with still the sense of little girl innocence. 

Writing/Plot: I loved this book so much. I especially liked the Lemony-Snicket style of writing, in which the author writes as if he is apart of the story and actually there. I love the way that Logan and company call the author their “biographer” and find their own books in libraries! I really, really hope for more books to come in this series, and because of the fact this book ends right in the middle, just like all the others. No loose ends tied up, nothing answered, just another part of the story told. I heard it is to be a 6-book series (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and so I eagerly await the next two books! I also heard rumors that the author has been “caught” by DOME and that is why no more books are coming out, a concept which I love—again, Lemony-Snicket style—but all I really have to say is, Escape, Evan Angler, and finish your series!

The only aspect I was disappointed in was the fact that this story focused around Ali and we barely see Logan or Erin. But oh well, I’m sure they’ll return in book 5 and Ali is a very important character. This fourth book in the Swipe series is an excellent addition and I’d highly, highly recommend the entire series.

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