17 February, 2014

book review

Three (Article 5 #3) by Kristen Simmons

My Copy: ARC Paperback
Publication Date: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Tor Teen
Source: Publisher
Genre: Dystopian | Romance | Young Adult

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.

**A big thank you to Tor Teen for providing me with this ARC!**
I was in no way compensated for this review. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My Review

Three was a good conclusion to the Article 5 series.  Overall, I found the series as a whole to be good.  Not amazing, but interesting and good.  I wanted to continue reading the books, so that’s always a good sign!  At the completion of this third and final book of the series, I feel satisfied with the way everything went down and how the story ended.  It was all wrapped up nicely.  I’m glad it wasn’t another of those disappointing concluding books!

It didn’t take long for the story to get right back into the action.  As with the other books in the series, there was a lot of action within the pages of Three.  I really like that.  I kept wondering while reading just how exactly the story was going to come to a conclusion.  For a long time, they aren’t really doing much planning or plotting to take down the Reestablisment.  So, I wasn’t sure how it was going to wrap up, considering that there weren’t very many pages left when I was still wondering about this.  But, it did.  And it was done in a satisfactory way.

I was never a huge fan of the characters in this series.  I never disliked them, they just were never favourites for me.  Which is part of the reason why these books don’t get higher ratings from me.  I love to love the characters in the stories I read.  Great characters combined with a great story make a great book!  Am I right?  Ember and Chase are decent, but nothing to rave about for sure.

Overall, as I said, this was a good series.  Definitely not bad, but not a favourite of mine either.  I would say, if you think it sounds interesting, it’s worth reading.  But, you’re not missing anything extraordinary by skipping it.

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