Shiirleyy's Bookshelf has migrated to Dear Shirley ! I will continue to post book reviews but there will also be a lot of personal and travel-related posts :)

Waiting On Wednesday #8

12 Oct 2011

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Article 5
Author: Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Expected Release Date: February 14th 2011

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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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

Ooooohh Interesting premise!! I hope this will be published in Australia, and on Valentines Day too, so I can spend it reading this!


  1. YESSSS. This book is one of my choices too!

  2. Have been intrigued with this one ever since I first read the summary. Love dystopian novels and this one sound fantastic. Great pick!

  3. This one looks like it's going to be really interesting! I've already put it on my TBR, but every time I see someone list it on their WoW, it just makes me ready to read it even more! Great pick this week!
    Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

  4. I've been seeing this one a lot lately. I love the premise too It sounds very intriguing. I love dystopians. I must read this!

    Xpresso Reads


Hey there,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog :) Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section; I appreciate all comments left here!
If you have a blog, I'll be sure to visit it and comment back(I love finding new blogs so feel free to leave a link!)
Thank you & have a nice day