Monday, December 31, 2012

Book Review: Sneak By Evan Angler

I'll start by saying that this book is a sequel.  If you've not already read the book "Swipe" then start your journey here-   I fell in love with the Swipe series with the first book.  My 13yo son has read along with me (actually he's read MUCH MUCH faster than me!)  since the first book and he, as well as I, am excited for the sequel!  This series is a young adult dystopian adventure series, that will likely captivate you and your children.   As I mentioned before, I'm not a big fiction reader.  I tend to prefer to read for information, but every once in a while, i delve into a fictional book, usually of a similar genre, and this was just perfect for my current fiction delve.  

The story surrounds the protagonists, Logan and Erin, as they deal with their own family situations and catastrophic result of Logan's failed mark appointment.  I don't want to say too much, for fear of spoiling the story, but i'll say this.  Angler is a skilled storyteller, one who is more creative than I can fathom being in devising intricate and elaborate story lines and leaving you wanting to find out what happens next!  

I will say that as a writer, i noticed some flaws in the series, First, it is pretty simplistic, language-wise, however, it is marketed for preteens so that would make sense.  Also, the situations in the story seem prone to be a bit far fetched and even sometimes unrealistic, (taking into consideration the genre).  My major complaint is that I find it really hard to tell who's speaking, with a preponderance of quotations, often back to back, its hard to tell WHICH character is speaking.  I've found myself stopping, and trying to figure out who said what, quite often.  But i'm a writer and a language snob, so take it with a grain of salt, and do NOT let that stop you from experiencing this fabulous series!  I reluctantly give it 4 stars due to the issues mentioned above, otherwise it would be a 5 star book easily.  LOVE it. 

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