Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Review: Three by Kristen Simmons

by Kristen Simmons

Series: Article 5 #3
Genre: YA, dystopian, action, sci-fi
Published February 11th 2014 by Tor Teen

Blurb (Goodreads):
Ember Miller and Chase Jennings are ready to stop running. After weeks spent in hiding as two of the Bureau of Reformation’s most wanted criminals, they have finally arrived at the safe house, where they hope to live a safe and quiet existence.

And all that’s left is smoking ruins.

Devastated by the demolition of their last hope, Ember and Chase follow the only thing left to them—tracks leading away from the wreckage. The only sign that there may have been survivors.

With their high profile, they know they can’t stay out in the open for long. They take shelter in the wilderness and amidst the ruins of abandoned cities as they follow the tracks down the coast, eventually finding refugees from the destroyed safe house. Among them is someone from Chase’s past—someone he never thought he’d see again.

Banding together, they search for a place to hide, aiming for a settlement a few of them have heard about…a settlement that is rumored to house the nebulous organization known as Three. The very group that has provided Ember with a tiny ray of hope ever since she was first forced on the run.

Three is responsible for the huge network of underground safe houses and resistance groups across the country. And they may offer Ember her only chance at telling the world her story.

At fighting back.

My Thoughts:

Three is the last installment of Kristen Simmon's Article 5 trilogy. This trilogy drove me to different expectations, feels, and reactions. Article 5 (first book) didn't reached my expectations, while Breaking Point (second book) exceeded it. It was crazy and I've been waiting the day I'll read the final book.

The first thing I noticed was the relationship between Ember Miller and Chase Jennings. Their relationship was just like any other couples have--with trials, misunderstandings, and making-up. What I like about theirs was the strong bond never breaks whatever happens--even if they're on the midst of a life and death situation.

While Breaking Point was action-packed, Three was more on revelations. There were action scenes, but not as much as BP had. Even though I wished for more of it, the revelations supported the [back] story of the entire trilogy. It gave more answers and depth. And when there are actions, the thrill was always there. Just as exciting as with BP's.

I've grown to love Article 5 trilogy after the second book, and closing Three goodbye was saddening. This book proved to me that my found love on this trilogy wasn't a waste. The sequence of events are exciting and I found myself once again absorbed, lost in their world. The ending was heartbreaking but also satisfying. I'm so glad I reached the end with a smile on my face. I'm happy that it Kristen wrote an ending the main characters deserve to have after all the chaotic events.

Article 5 debuted with a promise of an epic adventure, Breaking Point showed me the best, and Three was a wonderful book to end a trilogy. Thrilling yet heart-warming, this trilogy was a well-written story of a girl fighting for what she know and love, a story of friendship and family--where friendship wasn't so different with family. Wishing for more action scenes aside, there's nothing more I'd ask for from Three

Check out my review for Article 5 (book one) and Breaking Point (book two).

*Thank you so much Alexis and Tor Teen for a print copy of this book in exchange of an honest review!



  1. Unlike you Article 5 impressed me, but I haven't followed the series :/ Thanks for the review :)

    1. Why? If you enjoyed Article 5 better than I did, you'll love the second book, Breaking Point. A5 was an okay book for me but BP wow-ed me. You should finish the entire series! :)


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