Friday, February 8, 2013

Breaking Point Review

400 pages
Release date: February 12th, 2013

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?

Review (ARC):
This is an exciting and gripping second book in the series! Ember has grown a lot as a character and has become the brave person she is meant to be, although she still has her moments of complaint. After Ember's escape from the prison you would think her life may have calmed down a little, but instead she is thrown headfirst into action and a lot of danger. The Resistance isn't exactly everything Ember expected and as she learns this is helps shape her decision about her future with Chase. There are a lot of new characters that all add something new whether good or bad to this story. Some of the characters threw me for a loop because I wasn't sure which side their loyalties truly lay with. As seen in the first novel, the world building is amazing here. We learn a great deal more about the creation of the Articles and how a lot of different factions came to be. There is plenty of action and some real heart-wrenching moments that create an exciting and engrossing story. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger and I can't wait to see what happens next in the third and final book. I definitely recommend this if you like dystopian fiction but I recommend that you read Article 5 first. 


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