Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #16


“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release (or releases) that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My picks for this week:

Article 5 (Article 5 Trilogy 1)
By: Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: February 14, 2012

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington DC have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police – instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior – instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested don’t usually come back.

17-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong book or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different.

In the three years since the war ended, Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the Federal Bureau of Reformation. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow. That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And what’s worse, one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings… the only boy Ember has ever loved.

So many apocalyptic/dystopian novels take place so far in the future that the characters don’t know any other kind of life, so I’m really excited that this one is about a very recent event and that our MC remembers life before. I also love that her mom is arrested by the guy she loves. Talk about conflicting interests! And aren’t you dying to know what Article 5 is?? And the Moral Statutes… this whole book just sounds so good.


Unraveling Isobel
By: Eileen Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: January 3, 2012

Isobel’s life is falling apart. Her mom just married some guy she met on the internet only three months before, and is moving them to his sprawling, gothic mansion off the coast of nowhere. Goodbye, best friends. Goodbye, social life. Hello, icky new stepfather, crunchy granola town, and unbelievably good-looking, officially off-limits stepbrother.

But on her first night in her new home, Isobel starts to fear that it isn’t only her life that’s unraveling – her sanity might be giving way too. Because either Isobel is losing her mind, just like her artist father did before her, or she’s seeing ghosts. Either way, Isobel’s fast on her way to being the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons.

Gothic mansion, ghosts, hot off-limits stepbrother? Yes, yes, and yes please. I’m so in.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

21 comments:

  1. I am SO excited for Article 5, it sounds fantastic!! We love our dystopian/post apcalyptic reads, don't we? And totally agree about Unraveling Isobal. We all love a bit of forbidden romance, add some ghosts for good measure and we have a winner.

    Both of these: I WANT!

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  2. I saw Article 5 on Goodreads and it lookeds so good, I can't wait for it also. Here is my WoW.
    http://thebookshelfreview.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday6-out-of-ozthe.html

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  3. I also saw these on Goodreads! I already have them on my tbr list. Great picks! New follower here.

    Dea
    Teen Readers' Diary

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  4. Great picks this week - Article 5 sounds like a book I would enjoy! Adding that to my list. Here is our WOW

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  5. These are both good picks. I love a good dystopian book. New follower stopping by!

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  6. I am really looking forward to reading both of these. Great picks!

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week :)

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  7. Isobel is on my To Read shelf! It sounds fantastic! And I'm adding Article 5 to my TBR shelf as you read! Like you said, it's nice that the characters remember the "present" day US!

    New follower!



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  8. Both of these look amazing. Article 5 looks slightly more my thing, but Unraveling Isobel looks really good too.
    Hope we both enjoy them!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

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  9. I have been waiting on Article 5 too but Unraveling Isobel sound awesome. Great picks!

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  10. Haven't heard of these! Sound a little interesting. I'm still easing into dystopian and contemporary isn't really my kind of read. Hope you enjoy them when they release!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  11. Both of your picks look really great! Article 5 has been on my TBR list for a while, but Unraveling Isobel is new to me! It looks like it's going to be really fun though, and that cover looks really awesome!
    Courtney
    See my WoW over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books!

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  12. These are two great picks! Article 5 sounds like a really good dystopian. I hadn't heard about the Eileen Cook book but I will definitely add it to my TBR list.

    My WOW: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-20.html

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  13. Both of these sound great! Article 5 I think I saw on goodreads once but Unravelling Isobel is new to me thanks for the great picks.

    My W.O.W.

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  14. Sounds good, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday_31.html

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