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
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?
Breaking Point picks up right where Article 5 left off. Ember and Chase are attempting to acclimate into their new positions within the Resistance. Confident that they were successful in faking their deaths until an "old friend" shows up and throws a monkey wrench in their well laid plans. Ember Miller has spent the last several months trying to be something she isn't; now people actually THINK she is someone she isn't.
The world Simmons has created is disturbingly believable! As we delve deeper into Ember and Chase's stories, we learn even more about the past as well as the Articles and the danger's of breaking them. There is a lot of growth in this book, not only of the characters but within the story as well. The relationship between Ember and Chase took a back seat in this book, but the love is still obviously there. Simmons concentrated more on building trust and showing personal growth in her characters for Breaking Point.
I give this one 4/5, it wasn't quite as intense as Article 5 was and there were a couple spots where the story lagged a bit.. but overall it kept me entertained.
Kristen Simmons has a master’s degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health.She lives with her husband Jason and their precious greyhound Rudy in Tampa, Florida