The SWIPE series is a fantastical, dystopian, armageddon-like series about the end of times. STORM is the third installment of this series. I was left with more questions than answers.
Throughout the series, we have watched the Marked vs Markless. Logan is the leader of the Markless, those who decided to forgo getting the tatoo like mark that allows them to hold jobs, make purchases and generally have a somewhat easier lifestyle (sound familiar? if not, you haven't read many of the stories based on the Book of Revelations) We have watched Logan grow into an important leader for the markless. He and his band of young individuals have travelled throughout America to aid and protect other markless while trying to foil the machinations of the 'benevolent leaders', Lamson and Cylis. But who is good and who is evil? We have watched these kids grow into wonderful leaders and great friends to each other.
Without giving too much away, this book is just amazing but it is left unfinished. I don't really know what happens at the end. Is Lily helping or hurting the markless? What really happens to Logan and Peck? As I said, more questions than answers.
Evan Angler very skillfully weaves his book "SWIPE", number one of the series, into this story. This took me by surprise. Didn't understand it at first, but now I'm able to appreciate Angler's writing talent. FYI, there is no overpowering religion in these novels! You will not be overwhelmed with fire and brimstone, Christ vs Antichrist battles.
I don't see this is the conclusion to the series, perhaps it's just wishful thinking to expect more stories in this series.
On a personal note, my 12 year old loves this series. I love reading books I can share with him. He calls this series "JUST AWESOME".
I give this entire series 5 stars.
****edit**** I just received an email from Evan Angler. STORM is the third in a series of 6 novels. All my questions will be answered.