Wednesday, February 20

Breaking Point (Article 5 #2) by Kristen Simmons

Breaking Point  (Article 5 #2) by Kristen Simmons
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: Tor Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 400

Summary:The second installment in Kristen Simmons's fast-paced, gripping YA dystopian series.

After faking their deaths to escape from prison, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed.

Near-celebrities now for the increasingly sensationalized tales of their struggles with the government, Ember and Chase are recognized and taken in by the Resistance—an underground organization working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumors are flying about the sniper’s true identity, and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion….

Until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself.

Orders are shoot to kill, and soldiers are cleared to fire on suspicion alone. Suddenly Ember can’t even step onto the street without fear of being recognized, and “laying low” is a joke. Even members of the Resistance are starting to look at her sideways.

With Chase urging her to run, Ember must decide: Go into hiding…or fight back?

My Thoughts: I’m not sure what to say about this one yet. Maybe I didn’t take long enough to digest it. While I loved Article 5, I just didn’t love this one as much. Don’t get me wrong, I did really enjoy it, just not as much as Article 5. It might be because we already know some of what happened, and Chase didn’t come running into the picture as he did in Article 5. HA!

We are back with Ember and her gang of friends. Chase, Sean, etc. They are still on the run and they want to rescue Rebecca. Ember is also believed to be a sniper and everyone wants to catch her even more. Some people support her, some despise her. Its hard for her to know who to trust.

There were a lot of new characters and new plots to follow which is a good thing. It kept me guessing.  I did love the scenes between Ember and Chase, and all that cuddling, so cute!

I liked that Tucker was more in this one, and Ember just had to deal with it. I’m glad to see how things went down there. I wanted to know how she’d react if put in his reach again.

This one was action packed and I felt like there was never a dull moment. People die, people live, new people enter, everyone goes haywire! And when Ember runs into her best friend= AWESOME!

And that ending, whoa. Am excited for the next one!

Overall: Liked it alot. Not quite as much as Article 5 but still enjoyed it a lot and will definitely read the next when it hits shelves.  I’m so glad to see new characters and to have more going on!

Cover: Like it! These covers really amaze me.

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Karis Jacobstein said...

I read this and Article 5 back to back, and I thought Breaking Point was slightly better. (My review will be ging up in a few days) My only gripe was the constant emotional tension between Chase and Ember. Get it over with already! :-) I thought the action was brilliant, and I too was happy to see more of Tucker. The ending floored me...

Karis @ YA Litwit

Amber Skye said...

I'm reading this one right now, and I'm not quite sure what I think yet. I'm glad you enjoyed it, though!


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