Waiting on Wednesday (Article 5)Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: January 13, 2012
PerOrder It: Amazon
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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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. --Goodreads
It sounds fantastic! Ever since I read the Hunger Games series, I have been hooked on the dystopian genre. This one sounds really good. The one thing that caught my attention first, of course, was the cover. It reminds me extremely of this one scene I saw in my favorite TV show, Supernatural. It was where one of the characters, Dean, walks over to his window and finds this dead world (pictured below). Doesn't that look similar?
Anyway, it doesn't sound so much as the rebellion-run of the Hunger Games, but a unique twist on dystopian where the mother is the one who rebels and Ember has fallen for her own mother's captor. The whole story sounds great and I can't wait until its out so I can get my hands on it.
What are you waiting for on this fine Wednesday?