Most cities are in ruin and the Bill of Rights has been replaced by the Moral Statutes in this futuristic dystopian romance. Ember lives with her single mom and while life is strict, getting arrested for reading the wrong books is commonplace, she can't complain. Everything changes when the government soldiers come to take away Ember and her mom for be being non-compliant with Article 5, having a child and being unwed. The worst part of all is that one of the soldiers is Chase, her old next door neighbor and first love. For the first time ever, Ember and her mom are separated, and Ember is sent to a reform school. She is determined to break out and find her mom at all costs, and when Chase shows up to help her, Ember doesn't know who to trust. How can she love the monster that took away her mom? Will she be able to save her, or is it already too late? This fast paced read will be enjoyed by fans of Legend by Marie Lu and Divergent by Veronica Roth.

Grades 9 - 12, 364 pages

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