Sunday, May 27, 2012

Swipe by Evan Angler Review & Giveaway

“Apocalyptic dystopian fiction at its best. Angler’s sharp wit and dexterity with political themes are matched only by the thrilling suspense on every page.” —Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and FOX News correspondent 

Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?

Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, Swipe follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn’t even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.

The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It’s almost Logan Langly’s 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn’t been able to shake the feeling he’s being watched. Not since his sister went to get her Mark five years ago . . . and never came back.

When Logan and his friends discover the truth behind the Mark, will they ever be able to go back to being normal teenagers? Find out in the first book of this exciting series that is Left Behind meets Matched for middle-grade readers.

 I never try to be a scare monger with the kids regarding the end times. The reality is though, that we are daily pushing closer to the end, and the signs are all around us that it is getting closer and closer. The Bible clearly states signs and things that will be happening. I love how authors are trying to make it understandable for the tween aged kids with thought provoking novels. The kids read and share with me their thoughts and it gets the dialogue moving for us to discuss more about it. Great for middle school kids.
GIVEAWAY: Swipe by Evan Angler, USA only. Ends June 6 at midnight. 

Enter in the comments section below with your name and best email to contact you. Also consider answering one of these questions in the comments as well.
-What ways do you celebrate or mark your children’s “coming of age”?
-How do encourage your children to become free-thinkers and discover their faith on their own while still protecting them within your home?

I received a copy of this book for review in exchange for an honest opinion. 


  1. Dana Cuadrado
    I don't have any children so I don't know how to answer the questions!

  2. Brittany C BritJJ @
    -How do encourage your children to become free-thinkers and discover their faith on their own while still protecting them within your home?

    My daughter is almost five, she's attending a Christian Pre-school which helps a lot. My daughter was born strong willed and bossy, lol. I try and lead her in the direction of faith and balance by reading to her and praying with her. Keeping the communication going is very important:) I'm always open to questions she has and asking her what she thinks.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Dedezoomsalot

    My kids attend church with us, and they also went to a church-based daycare. We pray openly in our home, talk about God and our faith, and always talk with them about their questions. My daughter is 8 years old now and starting to develop her own relationship with Christ. It's a beautiful thing to see!

  4. gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com
    I don't have kids so I can't really answer the questions but thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I don't have any children :( but we celebrate my nieces birthday with pictures every year!
    Katie Smith

  6. I don't have any children. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  7. Maryann
    I try to give them a strong biblical foundation and talk about worldview and biblical worldview

  8. This looks like an awesome book!! "Coming of age" for us is always birthday parties ;)

    Claire - eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

  9. Lisa Hackney

    While our children attend church with us, we encourage them to explore other religions through a combination of research and exposure. If they want to visit a friend's church, we allow them to attend and also invite their friend to visit our church.


    The way I mark my son's coming of age is every year after his birthday we take his old toys to donate them to someone else who could use them more than he could. He feels accomplished and he has new toys at home that are age appropriate which makes me happy!

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