Waiting on Wednesday: Article 5

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult
Publication Date: 02.14.2012
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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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.

I love Dystopia and this one sounds like it has everything I love about the genre; unrest, poor conditions, rebellion, and a street-smart MC. I can't wait to read it! Too bad it doesn't come out until 2012! :(

What are you waiting on?


  1. Great pick! I'm really excited for this one, it sounds amazing :)

  2. I'm anxiously awaiting this one too! Great pick! :)

    My WoW

  3. This sounds good. Never heard of it before. Adding it to my list, thanks!

  4. This sounds good. Never heard of it before. Adding it to my list, thanks!

  5. Excellent choice, I chose Article 5 as my WoW some weeks ago so I'm right here waiting with you :D

    I’m waiting for a YA novel called Crave by Melissa Darnell.

  6. I love a good Dystopian! Creepy blurb because I live in DC!

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  7. Awesome choice! I hadn't heard of this one before but it's definitely going on my wishlist. I don't think I'll every get sick of dystopian novels. :)

    My Wow

  8. Oh this sounds really really good~! I just added it on my wishlist. Great pick! :)

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  9. A great WoW pick! I am looking forward to reading this one.

    Mine is here :) http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

  10. This looks like the kind of dystopian I want...been waiting for this for ages. Great choice!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  11. I am dying to get this one! Awesome pick!

  12. I just heard about this one recently. Looks really good.

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  13. This book sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

  14. This one is on my wishlist! I'm a huge Dystopian junkie so it's no wonder really! :D

    ComaCalm's Corner

  15. Oh, this was my pick last week! Doesn't is sound Amazing (with a capital A)?! Great pick :)

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  16. That sounds really good. I'm adding it to my waiting-for pile too!
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  17. That sounds very cool! I bet it would make a great movie!

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  18. I love this cover. Great pick!

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  19. Nice dystopian. This one sounds like it is going to be a good one.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  20. This book sounds SO great! I can't wait to check it out. Great pick!

  21. Not a big fan of dystopian novels but this one looks pretty good.

  22. Great pick! I love the protagonist's name, Ember.

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  23. I just recently found out about this on Goodreads. I'm excited for it. Great pick.

    New follower.


  24. There are so many great books coming out in February! I love dystopians, so this one is definitely on my wishlist.

    Books of Amber

  25. Very nice pick. Sounds different. I see that you're reading "The Name of The Star" So jealous that you are reading that. Old follower just hopping through the WOW posts.

  26. @Tiffany: Thank you!
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  27. So want to read this one, sounds awesome =)

  28. Books for Company: Doesn't it? I'm super excited for it.


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