Hey everyone! I absolutely loved Article 5 by Kristen Simmons and the lovely author is having a giveaway! If you haven’t read this book, I suggest you run and do so. The title of Book 2 is Breaking Point and the details on the giveaway can be found on Ms. Simmons blog
Here’s the summary:
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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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.
Article 5 takes place in the future- it’s dystopian and I loved the world Simmons created here. There is no longer the bill of rights for citizens – instead there are Moral Statutes which every citizen must adhere to. If not, there are repercussions – reform school, arrests, trials or quite possibly death. We first meet Ember walking through what is left of her city discussing the whereabouts of students at her school and you can sense the eggshells that the citizens walk on day in and day out, avoiding doing something immoral or encountering an officer in the Moral Militia.
I won’t give anything away, but the action in this story starts almost immediately and doesn’t stop. Ember’s mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 and so the story begins. It was one of those books where you tell yourself just one more chapter over and over just to find out what is coming next and before you know it you’re at the end, begging for more. Read the rest here on GoodReads
Go check it out! I’m positive you will love it!