Monday, February 4, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons: Dream Cast with Ember Miller and Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the Breaking Point blog tour.  My stop includes a spotlight and my dream cast for Ember Miller!!!!  Plus there is a huge giveaway at the end of my post!!!

Title: Breaking Point
Author: Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen 
Publication: February 12th, 2013
Pages: 400


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 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?

Below is a little info on Article 5, the first book in this series.

Title: Article 5
Author: Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen 
Publication: January 31st, 2012
Pages: 362


New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., 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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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 usually don't come back.

Seventeen-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 for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

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 military. 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 one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved.

Author Bio 
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

Dream Cast for Ember Miller

I always have trouble picking dream casts for my book characters.  Sometimes it is easy, and sometimes it is very hard.  I picked two actresses who I think would be great as Ember Miller.  I would also love to hear from all of you on who you think would be a perfect Ember Miller.  The first actress I selected is: Emma Roberts

My second choice is: Emma Watson




  1. Thank you for being part of the tour!!!

  2. Breaking Point is a Y.A. novel that breaks the dystopian mode. It is refreshingly creative and has the depth and value as any adult novel while still dealing with the typical Y.A. themes.

    I will clamor for the next one!

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