"By the time you read this, the book you are holding in your hands will most likely be banned. Inside you will find the second volume in the chronicles of Logan and Lily Langly, Erin Arbitor, Daniel Peck, and the Dust. Their story is dangerous; the knowledge within is forbidden. You must not be seen reading this. You must not be noticed holding it. Breathe not a whisper of it, even to your closest friends. For the walls have ears-and DOME is always listening..."
So Evan Angler begins the author's note in the first pages of Sneak the second book in the Swipe Series, a YA apocalyptic dystopian. I'll admit, I rarely read the author's note—I generally like to dive right into the story—but the opening sentence of Evan Angler’s note gripped my attention and set the stage for the rest of the book.
In Sneak, Logan Langley’s life has fallen apart. The world he believed in has crumbled and he is on the run with DOME at his heels. He dreams of finding his sister, Lily, and rescuing her from what can only be a living death. To accomplish this, Logan is forced to team up with those that he once considered enemies—the Dust, Peck, even Erin Arbitor.
All the uneasiness, threats, and danger that filled Swipe are escalated in Sneak. The plot felt much more substantial to me. I was intrigued by all of the plot twists and enjoyed watching as questions are answered and still more mysteries are uncovered.
Although the story intrigued me, I found I didn’t bond as deeply as I would have wished with the characters. They were just that—characters—not people that I felt I had grown to truly know and love. While I could sympathize with their predicaments and hope that they could accomplish their goals, I did not care about them as much as I would have liked to.
That said I enjoyed reading Sneak and look forward to reading book three when it is available!
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Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of writing an honest review.