Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Review: Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons

Title: Breaking Point
Author: Kristen Simmons
Author Info: Website|Blog|Twitter|Facebook
Genre: Dystopia
Series: Article 5 #2
Source: Publisher
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 12th February 2013

Tell Me About It
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
Before I get to my review I want to say a HUGE thank you to Tor and the publicist who arranged for me to receive my copy of Breaking Point.
I read Article 5 last year and really liked it and I have been looking forward to Breaking Point since I put it down.  Breaking Point picks up where Article 5 left off, and although it had been a long period of time between books I found it easy to jump straight back into the world that Kristen has created.

The Resistance are hiding out and Ember and chase are with them, although initially there is a big chasm between this pair after everything they have been through and what they are each dealing with.  I really don't want to say too much about what happens in Breaking Point so my review may be vague.

The Federal Bureau of Reformation, A.K.A The Moral Militia, are still looking for Chase and Ember, and they are pulling out all the stops in order to find them, including adding new articles.  A mysterious Three is in charge of the Resistance, they give the orders that are followed by Chase, Ember and their group.  While Chase and Ember are following rules, they are also looking for their own friends and family, and along with Tucker and Sean they travel a perilous route to discover what happened to them.

Breaking Point was a non-stop adventure from the moment I opened the pages.  The struggle is real, you can taste the fear, and with never having a safe place, time, and constantly being on edge, it takes its toll on everyone, including you, the reader.  You just want the characters to be safe and have a chance to relax, even if it is just for a few minutes in order to reassess their situation and make plans of attack.  The tension slowly builds and builds, and doesn't let down and the climatic build up to the final chapters is nerve wracking.  Not once did I consider putting Breaking Point down for unnecessary reasons and my usual rule of finishing the end of the chapter went out the window, I read to the last possible word before I reluctantly parted with the book.  While the ending came too soon, I am looking forward to joining these characters again on their next journey to fight for what they believe.

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