Breaking Point (Hardcover)

By Kristen Simmons

Tor Books, 9780765329592, 400pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2013



Kristen Simmons' fast-paced, gripping YA dystopian series continues in "Breaking Point."

After faking their deaths to escape from prison in "Article 5," 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?

About the Author

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 Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the author of Article 5, Breaking Point, and Three.

Praise For Breaking Point

For Article 5

“This action-packed novel is a dystopian unlike any other I have read.”
The Huffington Post

“Fans of dystopian books will love this debut novel, the first in a series.”
School Library Journal

“[A] gripping, atmospheric story of survival. Alongside a fierce depiction of oppressive government, Simmons has created a bleak portrait of an America lost. I could hardly put it down.”  —Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood