Waiting on Wednesday (18)


Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to spotlight any upcoming releases you are eagerly anticipating!

This isn’t out until next year so there hasn’t been much in the way of information or reviews on this one yet. However, I have read a couple of early reviews by bloggers who have gotten advanced copies (I think at BEA) and they have loved it. Its a dystopian which I love, and it looks and sounds like it could be a really good one! And I love that it seems as though it is the protagonist’s mother who is the rebel instead! I’m very excited for this book!

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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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

What are you waiting on this week?

11 Comments Post a comment

  1. Oh this is the first I hear of this one. It sounds really cool! My kind of book too!

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    September 28, 2011

  2. Rachel M. #

    This sounds like another great debut YA dystopia. Great pick!

    My WOW: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-24.html

    September 28, 2011

  3. I am also anxiously awaiting this one. Seems like there’s some good early buzz and I’m always eager for a good dystopian. Great choice!

    September 28, 2011

  4. great minds think alike! ;) this is my pick for this week’s WoW too. so excited for it!!!

    hope you can stop by my WoW this week.


    September 28, 2011

  5. Oh my gosh, I’m a total dystopian fanatic too! And this one has been on my wish list for a while — I can’t wait until it comes out! That synopsis just sounds amazing! :)

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Amy! Thank you so much for stopping by!

    September 28, 2011

  6. I am Sooooo excited for this, glad to see I’m not alone!!!

    September 28, 2011

  7. I’m also anxiously awaiting this one. Dystopian stories just kinda float my boat these days. Wouldn’t want to live in one, but love to read about them…lol Thanks for stopping by the blog! :)

    Dani @ Refracted Light

    September 29, 2011

  8. This was one of my WoW picks a while ago! I like that she can remember a time when the society wasn’t like this – it sounds like it’ll ground the world in a more realistic way than some dystopian reads do.

    September 29, 2011

  9. Gah, those dystopians do a great job of sucking me in. I definitely want to pick this one up!

    September 29, 2011


    fyi:I think Percy and Annabeth are going to break up too!

    September 29, 2011

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