In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark allows citizen to shop, go to school, and even get medical care — without it, you are on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. Those who do . . . disappear.
Logan Langly went in to get his Mark, but he backed out at the last minute. Ever since, he’s been on the run from government agents and on a quest to find his sister Lily, who disappeared when she went to get her Mark five years earlier. His journey leads him to befriend the Dust, a vast network of Markless individuals who dissent against the iron-grip rule of the government. Along the way to the capital to find Lily, the Dust receive some startling information from the Markless community, opening their eyes to the message of Christianity and warning that humanity is now entering the End of Days.
In “Storm,” Logan and his friends are the leaders of the Markless revolution. But while some Markless are fighting Chancellor Cylis’ army, the Dust is busy trying to find a cure for a horrible epidemic sweeping through the Marked. And it’s difficult for them to know who to trust, especially when they aren’t sure if Logan’s sister Lily, one of the commanders in Cylis’ army, is on their side or not. And all across the nation — and the world — the weather is become less stable, and a storm is brewing that bigger than any of them could have ever imagined…
What is the real threat?
While the Markless seem to be a threat to the government, the weather around the world has not been stable for quite some time. Because the Markless must grow and harvest their own food in order to survive, they are among the first to notice and worry about the adverse conditions. Although Logan and his friends have unveiled one conspiracy after another, things aren’t looking good this time around. Can they save the world despite the unfavorable circumstances?
Because Logan and his friends are teenagers, it’s a little hard for me to imagine them solving weather issues all by themselves. But based on my past experience with the first two books, I knew that there would be a great probability that the story would not only unfold at a rhythm that eased me into discovering new clues but also supported me to feel convinced that nothing out-of-character was going to happen. So, was I in good hands? After devouring Storm, I’m happy to report that I’m delighted! I’m really happy with the plot and if you like adventures, I think you’ll feel greatly satisfied with this installment because Logan and his friends are dealing with some urgent circumstances that require fast action here.
I don’t know about you, but one of the things that I really wanted to find out after reading Sneak (Swipe, #2) was whether or not Logan’s sister was a trustworthy ally and I must say I’m excited with what I find out! In fact, I’m happy to share that I’m totally amazed by a number of eye-opening revelation offered in this book that I now feel I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!
If you’re uncertain if you’d like to read this series because the books are labeled as Christian novels, I’d like to share that while the story talks about faith and freedom, the religious theme is not a loud one – it is subtly intertwined with the political theme in the books that I personally don’t find it awkward when I read about the characters talking about their choice of beliefs in the story.
Overall, I’m impressed with the series and I hope you will too.