I brought the book home and casually mentioned it to my boys (Yes, I am learning - casual hints work SO much better than full Mom book excitement - LOL). My youngest son picked it up, read the book description and off he went to read it.
He couldn't put it down after he started it. Then he read it .... read it again ... and yet again. He fell in love with this series! :)
~ The book trailer ~
~ From the publisher ~
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?
~ My thoughts ~
I read this book and absolutely enjoyed it almost as much as my son! It's action packed, full of mystery and suspense. The story line will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you hungering for more.
The story is very subtle in it's Christian theme but that grows and expands in the second book SNEAK .
We've read both books in this series and my son and I both rate these books a 10 out of 10. We're eagerly awaiting the third book in the series!