Saturday, February 2, 2013

Breaking Point Blog Tour: Review

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.

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.

About the author:

Kristen Simmons has a master’s degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She lives with her husband Jason and their precious greyhound Rudy in Tampa, Florida.

My Review of Breaking Point:

Breaking Point is the second installment in the Article 5 series. As you might or might not know, I really enjoyed reading Article 5. Breaking Point was no different. Breaking Point starts where Article 5 left. Now, we have gotten used to the horrific world that Ember, Chase, and all the others live in. We know that danger lurks around every corner.
Breaking Point was very enjoyable for many reasons. True, it started off slow, but do not let that stop you from continuing to read this wonderful book. Before you know it, action starts. Shocking things happen. With Breaking Point, you will be on the edge of your seat. The main thing I liked about this is the feeling of adventure you get from it. The characters are always motivated to do something. They're always going from one place to another to do good deeds for their friends and the society they're living in. Another thing I like about the characters of this series is that the characters suffer from a lot of horrible experiences and pain. They have been through a lot, and the internal conflict is always present. And what's great about this, is that the characters always struggle on keeping up and not losing their mind.
Overall, this is a solid sequel. I highly enjoyed the 400 pages and flew through them. The characters are memorable, as well as the writing. If you love dystopians, this is one you should not miss.


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