Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Article 5

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons!

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Publishing 2.14.12
Publisher: Tor Teen
Summary from Goodreads: New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

Did I mention that I love dystopian? I did? Oh well, I say it again. I love dystopian! Especially when it involves romance, a hopefully strong heroine, a rebellious mother, and a guy! And daring to challenge what is fact and daring to be. Yup, just be.

I have this book on pre-order, and I absolutely can not wait! Why can't February come along already?


Petra @ Safari Poet said...

I'm really excited for this as well. I love the music playlist and really enjoyed the excerpt. Great choice!


Giselle said...

Ooh I can't wait to get this one started I love the premise!!

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Valerie said...

Petra: I love your post! Ghosts are awesome! :)

Giselle: We all can't wait! Well at least I can't...

Kelly said...

This one has been popping up quite a bit lately, and I'm definitely pumped for it! Great pick :)

Waiting on Wednesday @ Radiant Shadows

Lindsay Cummings author said...

I have an arc of this one, it's great!

I'm hosting an exclusive Cover reveal for TOUHCING THE SURFACE, by Kim Sabatini, a 2012 release from SimonPulse! Will you come by and comment your thoughts on it?!

Valerie said...

Kelly: Love your post, love your blog!!!

Lindsay: Love her hair, love her dress! I want to read this book!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I love dystopian too!

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Valerie said...

Done and done!

A Beautiful Madness said...

This was my pick last week! This sounds so good. Great pick!
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Valerie said...

Cool! Thanks for following!

Alisa said...

Ooh, I haven't run into this book yet, but it sounds GOOD! I love dystopians as well, especially YA dystopians. Great pick!

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Valerie said...

Love your Wow! :)

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