Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (56)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Article 5
Author: Kristen Simmons
Release Date: January 31, 2012 (updated)
Publisher: Tor Teen

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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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

This book intrigues me the way Legend by Marie Lu intrigued me. Dystopian outside the fairly tame ones like Delirium and Matched. I hope you understand what I mean by tame. I mean tame as in they seem like more emotional and intellectual dystopians, where as Legend had more military presence and killing. Like The Hunger Games. I want a dystopian society that's totally wrecked and crumbly and dusty and it's got grease smears across its cheek and under its fingernails and clothes but with holes in the knees and elbows. I want a dystopian that's like the TV show Dark Angel, but maybe without the genetic super-human part.


  1. I love that the cover of this gives a strong impression of what it is about.

    It sounds great, and I totally get what you mean about Delirium and Matched being more "emotional" compared to novels like Enclave or The Hunger Games.

    Great pick!

  2. Great pick! This is one I'm definitely interested in as well! I love dystopians!

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  3. i can't WAIT to read this one! i really like the cover and premise. should be amazing. ;)

    My Waiting On Wednesday picks are part of the 2012 standalone challenge and if you like bookmarks and stickers, I have a giveaway going on!

  4. Whoa I've never heard of this one before but it sounds so good! And the cover is really cool. Great pick :)

    Here's my WoW!

  5. I love excellent dystopian tales. And like Legend, I badly want to read this.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)