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Waiting on Wednesday (47) — Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Posted by on August 3, 2011
“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

Article 5

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC 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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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 don’t usually come back.

17-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 to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different.

In the three years since the war ended, 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 Federal Bureau of Reformation. 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 what’s worse, one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

There seems to be quite a few exciting titles coming out next February! 
Article 5 is expected to be released on February 14th, 2012 by Tor Teen.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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32 comments

  1. Oh wow this one sounds amazing!! Thank you for posting!! =D I hadn't heard of it until now. Will definitely add this one to the list of books I need to get!!

  2. I'm really looking forward to this one too. The premise sounds promising (I mean, no bill of rights? Crazy!) and the cover is pretty awesome as well.

  3. WOW! This is the first I've heard of this book, but now I really want to read it! Dystopian is one of my favourite genres of the moment and the synopsis for this one sounds amazing!

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Hafsah! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have an incredible day!

  4. Wow that sounds like a very strict world. My co-blogger might enjoy this one, I'm trying to get him into dystopian novels. Great pick

    Happy reading!

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