Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Review: Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Article 5 (Article 5 #1)
by Kristen Simmons
Published by Tor Teen
Date Publication : January 31st 2012 
Rating: 4/5

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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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

My thoughts

Cover:One of my Love at First sightcovers.Crumbled socity and it's perfectly pictured. A teenage girl and a boy on a hill and what looks like a wartorn Chicago is in sight down below.

Book:The cover drew[but you all know that right now ^-^]since i saw it last year early august.I was pinning to read was so happy to see there were arc giveaways but 99% of those only USA allowed so i took matters into my own hands and emailed a review request to Tor publishing and fingers crossed of course. So happy they aproved[ a e-arc is still an arc]It was worth the trouble[ asking and wishing]

Wartorn America. Everything changed.Crumbled cities, broken down houses and broken lives. The bill of rights are condemned and the moral statues are declared.Say adieu to freewill.

With the SOPA/PIPA and now ACtA ; controlling the new for 'our own good'.Article 5 seems very real and could happen in the near future.No nature disasters but a war caused the fall, the doctrine. Realistically scary is the world building.The writing was so so aaah.I imagined every scene clearly.

Ember a 17 year old [i so love that name] in violation of article 5 is taken[imprisoned] and brought to a rehabilitation center. Scared as heck but grew immensely within her being scared she became fiery and would do everything in her being to escape , survive.

Chase a broken down soldier.The one who imprisoned her under direct orders.I would jump into this tale to just to say 'Everything is stark and dark right now but things will be OK , don't know when but it's gonna be OK, there's a silver lining out there'.

There love is what i call true love no matter how rocky and bumpy it was believe you me , it was.And not a wishy-washy YA insta-love.Discovering secrets that can hurt both. Her trying to trust and love him all over again.

I highly recommend Article 5.A dystopia what could be real in not so far future. A good thing today is Article 5's book birthday[ trows internet confetti]Hope you all check it out

thanks to Tor teen for approving my request

 songs that fits perfectly with this book and do generate a atmosphere.

ember and chase



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  1. Glad that you liked it, it was one of my best reads of 2011! Couldn't wait to finally be able to post my interview and review on my blog!
    Creative Reads

  2. This looks wonderful! I love dystopian so I'm definitely reading this!

  3. Sounds like an interesting book. I particularly enjoy reading books that aren't insta-love.

  4. This is in my TBR pile! I am so excited about it. Great review:)

  5. Oh my gosh, I absolutely LOVED this book!! It's definitely one of my favourite dystopian books to date, and I adore Ember's name too! :) Both she and Chase were such awesome characters!

    Awesome review, Roro! :) Glad you liked it like I did!

  6. Wow. You know, I usually don't like reading dystopia - but I feel like this title might change the situation. Or at least make an exception. It sounds amazing, with such depth and such well developed characters... I'm definitely keeping it in my radar!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  7. Great review and I do like that you took SOPA into it all because that is sure a sign that something is going the wrong way

  8. Happy to hear you loved it :) I know you were excited about possibly being able to review it, so yay!

  9. Ohh, I really want to read this! Glad you enjoyed.

  10. Thanks for the follow, I'll be following you :) I've been so looking forward to this book and can't wait to read it. I wish that work hasn't been so crazy this week so I could read it!

  11. I really want to read this book! And you made me want to read it even more :)



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