This week I have picked a book that I've seen making the WoW rounds. ARTICLE 5 joins the dystopian crowd and gives me so many vibes of the awesome movie EQUILIBRIUM (if you haven't watched it, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy NOW). I think for that reason alone I'd love to check this book out. "Compliance is mandatory" is a great tagline IMO, and even if I think the cover is a bit mundane, I still want to add this one to my shelf!
ARTICLE 5 by Kristen Simmons
Releases February 14, 2012 from Tor Teen (hey, two days after my birthday!) from Tor Teen
Preorder from Amazon
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.Let me know what you're waiting on Wednesday in the comments! I'd love to see what else people are looking forward to this week!
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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.