Friday, May 18, 2012

Swipe Blog Tour! Review and Giveaway!

Woop Woop! My tour stop is here and you have an awesome chance to win a paperback copy of SWIPE! I also have for you a 5 haunted roses review because this book is so off the charts.
 I can not wait for the next one!

Title- Swipe
Author- Evan Angler
Source- paperback sent from author
Pages- 275
Publisher- Thomas Nelson Fiction
Publication Date- May 8th 2012

Goodreads Summary-

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.


Cover Thoughts-
One of the best covers I have ever seen. It's original and goes with the book. It even shows what the mark would look like. I absolutely love it.

First Thought-
I love me some dystopian! I like that summary too!

What I liked-
The whole idea was awesome. It was original and like some crazy mash-up of Unwind by Neal Shusterman and Bar Code by Suzanne Weyn. The whole time I was picturing Peck and The Dust as these horrible disgusting unmarked people until the end. I seriously fell in love with Erin's charcter. She is not afraid to stick up for whats right. But then at the end I hated her. Evan Angler wrote with an amazing passion that I could almost believe I was there. It was not confusing at all so I am 100% sure any middle school student can read this and love it! 

What I disliked-
How could some people other than The Dust not be a rebel too? If I was a 12 year old and I couldn't go buy a monster and a big bag of Doritos I would totally be a rebel. Also everyone has there own way of being rebellious and different so wouldn't the machine test before the mark light up with everyone? Wouldn't there be a ton of children who are flunkees? I find it hard to believe children rarely become flunkees. I know without a doubt I would be one. 

Overall Readability-
I loved it! It was easy to read and I was able to finish it in one sitting. I'm sure it will become very popular fast with younger preteens and teenagers.

My Final Thought-
That she-demon! How dare she not take Logan's side after all they been through! :( You are Dust Logan. 

5 out of 5 Haunted Roses


~Tour Schedule~ 

* means another chance to win a paperback copy! : May 14 – Review : May 14 – Spotlight* : May 15 – Review  : May 15 – Why We Differ? Guest Post : May 16 – Review* : May 16 – Swipe Playlist
Www. : May 16 – Review* : May 16 – Reviews* : May – 16 – Review : May 16 - Review : May 16 – Review : May 17 – Review* : May 17 – Review* : May 17 – Review* : May 18 – Review* : May 18 – Review*
Books With Marshmallows : May 18 – review : May 19 – Review* : May 19 – Review* : May 19 – Author’s Top Ten


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