-Blog Tour Stop, Review + Giveaway- Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons


Hi my beautiful BookPicERS! 
And welcome to my stop on the Breaking Point blog tour!! Hosted by the awesome Jean @JeanBooknerd! If you're just finding out or catching up with the tour CLICK HERE so you can check out all the other stops and the amazing giveaway going on OR follow the link-> http://www.jeanbooknerd.com/2012/12/breaking-point-blog-tour-schedule.html

My stop is to ramble all about what an amazing book Breaking Point is...
WAIT!
NOO!!
I shall write a review ;) And spotlight the amazingness that it is...

Okay okay... First I'll calm down and then I shall start...

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About the book,

*** 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?
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Now on... To my thoughts on the book,

WHAT!!!
WHAT!!!!
WHAT!!!!!

When Jean asked if I wanted to be a part of this tour and read the book for review and jumped right in! Even though I hadn't read the first book, Article 5 and didn't know what the story was about... Just that it was a dystopia-like read.

I have no thoughts left on my mind, no words left in my mouth, and no feelings left to feel.
I've felt it all! And all while reading this book...
I felt sick, tired, amazed, crazy, scared, terrified, mortified, loved, in love, hate... Oh... and I bawled... Like a baby... there is no need in denying that.

I have yet to read the first book in the series but now I'm here wondering how did I ever pass up the chance to read it!! I mean it... WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME AND MY DECISIONS!?

Ember is one of the strongest and bravest female main characters I've ever read... Maybe even THE STRONGEST.
I instantly connected with her, her world, her feelings, her need to be true and stay true to herself while everyone else around her is changing is becoming this thing, this monster that seems to be living deep within every single person and she... Feeling small and miserable and bearing on her shoulders so much pain... I feel she along with Chase and Sean are the only humans, like real REAL humans left in this world that author Kristen Simmons has depicted.

That's another thing. The scenery, the places, the everything. I could picture it all even if I had never been to all those places. The author's ways with words was amazing. She knew just when to use beauty to describe something horrible and when use something horrible to describe the beauty of things.
She surprised me. Every detail she noted, every feeling she described, every place she pictured.... It was all too easy for me to follow and imagine and for that, I'm grateful.

The plot. PERFECTION!
I know I need to catch up on the read of the first book but let me tell you... If this is the plot of book 2 I can only imagine what was that this author put her characters through in the first book.
I will only say that...
Oh god... I don't even know what to say!

And lastly... My feelings.
I was a wreck sometimes and others... I was smiling like a crazy person while dreading whatever bad thing was about to happen after reading something so beautiful.

The tittle, for me, fits perfectly to the story and the cover goes amazingly well!

And the ending... I have to say... I was terrified of reading the ending... I don't want the story to end but at the same time I want this whole misery, the one certain characters are going through, to end... I want them to be happy... But... who knows what'll happen... I cannot make myself turn these last few pages so I'm here... Writing this review, amazing at how much I loooooooved it. How much in love I fell with each and every character, how crazy it seems that I cried for a certain cat... And that I smiled at certain toothless people... Oh god...

I want to thank Kristen Simmons for writing such a scary yet amazing story and for making me appreciate every single day with my mom!!

Also, thanks to Jean for the chance to review the book.
I know I know that this review doesn't even do half a page of the book justice but if it were for me I'll ramble nonstop and pretty much embarrass myself.
So...

I love love Sean I claim Chase as mine and I hope to have a bit of Ember deep inside myself :)

I give this book,

10special-fotitos(special rating for over-the-top-I'll-never-get-over-this book) =
I cried for things I didn't know possible I was capable of.

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-review based on an ARC provided by the Publisher- SQUEEEEEEE
My very first review based on a printed ARC sent by a publisher, excuse me while I slowly sob myself to sleep.

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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.

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Favorite passages, because there is no way I could only add 1...

"The way he looks at you... like if I twisted your arm, his would fall off or something..."


"Can't. . . breathe. . ." he ground out. He scratched at the stretched neck of his T-shirt.

Comments

  1. OMG Alba!! I loved reading your post <3

    Thank you for being part of the tour :)

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    1. Awe, thanks!! :D

      Thanks so freaking much for inviting me!!! I feel honored!

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  2. Alba I love your post!!! Your blog Rocks!!

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