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

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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    August 3, 2011

    Haven't heard of this one, but it does sound spectacular!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!!

    Old Follower :)

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    Christy @TheReaderBee

    August 3, 2011

    Ohhh, I haven't heard of this one yet! I must add it to my list. :) Thanks for sharing!

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    Sally Sapphire

    August 3, 2011

    Sounds interesting!

    Here's my WOW for this week.

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    August 3, 2011

    This book sounds REALLY exciting, like read by the edge of your seat exciting. Great pick!

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    August 3, 2011

    I'm loving all the great dystopian novels out there and this is one I'm definitely going to have to get my hands on! Excellent pick.
    Mary @ Book Swarm

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    August 3, 2011

    AWESOME PICK! I hadn't heard of this one before, so glad you posted this as your pick, it sounds so good! *adds to list*

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    August 3, 2011

    Oh my gosh! I haven't heard of this but it sound extremely good! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog! I already follow your blog, it is great!

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

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    August 3, 2011

    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!!

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    August 3, 2011

    Wow, this sounds amazing! I haven't heard of it, but it's definitely going on my list now! :]

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW as well!

    ♥ Sarah

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    I Read Banned Books

    August 3, 2011

    Oh, I like this one!


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    August 3, 2011

    First I've heard of this but it sounds amazing! Great pick :D

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    August 3, 2011

    This sounds like a good dystopian. I am adding it to my TBR pile. Thanks for the comment as well!

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    August 3, 2011

    Oh wow, that sounds really good! I'll have to add it to my list!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    August 3, 2011

    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.

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    Dani @ Refracted Light

    August 3, 2011

    Really looking forward to this one as well! Romance, betrayal, survival and rebellion all wrapped up into one gritty dystopian package? I'm totally all about that.
    Great choice!

    My WoW

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    Sarah @ Y.A. Love

    August 3, 2011

    I just heard about this one. Nice pick! I'm not looking forward to February (too much snow!), but I am looking forward to all of the book releases :)

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    Kaye M.

    August 3, 2011

    Thanks for stopping by! Your blog makes mine look like child's play. Nice choice. :)

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    Crystal (Book Snob)

    August 3, 2011

    Wow! This book sounds pretty amazing! I'm always up for a good dystopian! Great choice. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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    Lulu (The Bookworm is Here!)

    August 3, 2011

    Wow, that sounds awesome!! Thanks for sharing, I must check this one out :)

    My WoW

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    Mimi Valentine

    August 3, 2011

    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!

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    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    August 3, 2011

    wow these dystopian books are so popular! this one looks good.

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    August 4, 2011

    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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    YA Book Queen

    August 4, 2011

    I was so close to picking A5 this week! Doesn't it just sound incredible? :D

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    Megan Swicegood

    August 4, 2011

    I really enjoy the dystopian ones – especially ones that really could happen without major leaps in science or huge changes in philosophy or world religion. This totally sounds right up my alley.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

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    August 4, 2011

    Yay dystopian! I can't wait to read this book :D

    My WoW

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    August 4, 2011

    I love dystopian novels! This one looks amazing. Definitely adding it to my TBR list :)

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    Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com

    August 4, 2011

    Fantastic pick. I just added this to my TBR yesterday too :)

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    Pam @ jellylovesbooks

    August 4, 2011

    Great pick! I'm excited about this one too. :)

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    August 4, 2011

    Sounds like a good read! The cover is a bit too much like Ashes Ashes though :( But I'm still excited for it!

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    Lisa (starmetal_oak)

    August 4, 2011

    Sounds like an interesting dystopia!

    Here's my WoW

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    Reading Angel

    August 4, 2011

    I hadn't heard of this one, but it looks amazing!!! Thanks for sharing, I'm adding it to my list now ;)

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    Audrey (holes In My brain)

    August 5, 2011

    oh, I love the premise! I can't believe I haven't heard of this book before but it seems like a book that I'd totally love, thanks so much for sharing!!