Thursday, February 9, 2012

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Title: Article 5 (Article 5 #1) 
Author: Kristen Simmons
Pages: 384
Publisher: TorTeen/Raincoast Books
Release Date: January 31, 2012 

Summary: (Goodreads)

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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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


 *ARC provided by Raincoast Books for Review*
Review:  

I really LOVED this book, it had great chemistry with the characters, the plot was fantastic and it grabs your attention right away.  I really liked how Kristen Simmons has created this world of dystopian. I knew I had to read this when I saw the summary of the book, because I love the sound of it. I wasn't wrong, because it blew me away with the characters and the plot. I really liked how Simmons put it together and the back history of the character with scenes of Chase and Ember. 


Article 5 was action packed and full of mystery of this new community that has risen after they had their wars. The world had some really outrageous laws that I could not believe that this was happening in this book. The soldiers which play a major role in this "world" has been the puppets in this plan to help take over old society with Brock as the main women to help "proper" young women since their parents were taken away or they were killed. I would run away from this society. 


Now to the main characters of whom I have loved since they are so great together, you have to know what is going on with their friendship/romance. I was rooting for these two since reading the back, and knowing that she loves him was even more encouraging because you want to know if Chase feels the same way as Ember (you see this develop more in the book) Simmons does it beautifully because I was crying at some parts, because of what was going on with there search for Ember's mom and how they clash as a couple in a way. As themselves they are both worthy, intelligent people, that out maneuver the law and save each other because they are a part of each others past.


They are the cutest couple through the beginning of how they are neighbors to the day he decides to become a soldier, her love for Chase is ever growing. After being apart from each other, you can see the tension raising between them. I love this type of romance because the anticipation is soo worth it, and they are very alike + Chase is soo dreamy!!


Based on this, I thoroughly recommend this book!! If you love dystopians this is a book for you! It had the perfect amount of action heart pounding scenes that will make you continue to read it. From beginning to end, you will want to know what is going to happen in the next book in this fantastic debut novel by Kristen Simmons. Pick this book up today!!!  


5/5

Amanda

5 comments:

  1. I'm so excited to read this book. I've heard so many great things about it. I like to hear that it's action packed with mystery involved as well, it definitely catches my attention! Great review, thanks :)

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  2. So glad that you loved it. I couldn't put it down, I <3 Chase to pieces!

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  3. I've been seeing a lot of mixed reviews about this one. At first I saw more negative reviews than positive, so I took it of of my to-read. But the last few (including yours) have been VERY positive. So I'm adding it back to my to-read list. Great review!

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  4. wow 5 stars...make me want to buy and read this book too...^^

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