Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons

Book Nerd Spotlight

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?


“This action-packed novel is a dystopian unlike any other I have read.” —The Huffington Post on Article 5

“Fans of dystopian books will love this debut novel, the first in a series.” —School Library Journal on Article 5

“[A] gripping, atmospheric story of survival. Alongside a fierce depiction of oppressive government, Simmons has created a bleak portrait of an America lost. I could hardly put it down.” —Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood on Article 5
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Kristen Simmons is the author of the ARTICLE 5 series, THE GLASS ARROW, and METALTOWN. She has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states, and is forever in search of the next best cupcake. Currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, where she spends her days supporting the caffeine industry and chasing her delightfully rambunctious son.



  1. Thanks so much for the great giveaway. The book sounds really good.

  2. Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway.

  3. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  4. Thank you for the giveaway! So excited for Breaking Point!

  5. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I can't wait!

  6. Very cool to give out advanced copies :)

  7. Thanks so much for this!

  8. I'm dying to read this book, the anticipation is absolutely killing me! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :D

  9. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  10. I'm excited to read this book it looks really good and the buttons turned out very nice ^^

  11. The first book was so awesome. Constantly at the edge of my seat! I just had my roommate read it and she loved it! We're both in high anticipation for Breaking Point!

  12. OMG!!! Thank you so much!!! Woohoo!! ARC copy of 'Breaking Point'!!! Yay! Please personalize it... to: Jasmine :)