Three (Article 5 Series #3)

Three (Article 5 Series #3)

by Kristen Simmons
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Three (Article 5 Series #3) by Kristen Simmons

Kristen Simmons' fast-paced, gripping YA dystopian series continues in Three.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765329639
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Series: Article 5 Series , #3
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 271,551
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved it! Before reading "Three", I feared that the book would be lacking and kind of disappointing like the last of the Chemical Garden Trilogy, but it was not! There was excitement, sadness, romance, and action all mixed into one amazing book! I love this trilogy, it is by far my favorite of all books, trilogies, and series that I have ever read. It will not disappoint, I highly recommend taking time to read this.
Addicted_Readers More than 1 year ago
I am shaking right now while writing this review! My emotions are on overdrive, and I have to do something with my hands before I hyperventilate! This book was emotionally-packed! With this being the last book in the ARTICLE 5 series, Kristen Simmons did not hold back one bit, no she went all out! Throughout most of this book, mainly the last half or so, I was on edge, I was in horror at some of the gruesome things that were happening, but I was also in awe at some of the indescribable events that were unfolding! I loved every minute of this book, and I wouldn't change a single thing about it! This series will forever go down as one of the best dystopian series I have ever read! Kristen Simmons knows how to stay true to the dystopian roots, and how to interweave, in the stuff we all love; action, adventure, betrayal, survival, war, love, and a fight for freedom! I am so incredibility sad to see this series end! I just picked up ARTICLE 5 last month, and when I was finished, I had, no scratch that, I NEEDED the next book BREAKING POINT! Then luckily I managed to get an ARC of THREE, and I couldn't wait any longer, I needed to know how Ember's and Chase's journey was going to end! And Kristen Simmons has given me that, tongue-twisting, tummy-tingling, hands-shacking, nail-biting, utterly-amazing ending! This series was a journey I will never forget, and these characters will live in my heart for years to come! THE PLOT... THREE picks up where BREAKING POINT left off! Ember and Chase has gotten Rebecca back from the rehabilitation Center, they have helped in the resistance, they have aided people in their time of need. They have done all they can, they are ready to stop running, and fighting! They finally made it to the safe house, their supposedly "Safe heaven" that will be their sanctuary, where they can! But when they get there, they're dreams are shattered! It's gone!!! Completely GONE! Burned to the ground, with the innocent people with it! All the lives and secrets it holds, up in smoke! The Moral Militia has struck again! They are killing more of the resistance with each passing day, and they seem one step ahead of them! Ember and Chase are done! They are done running, and hiding from the very system that has taken their lives, and the lives of the ones they love! They are ready to take a stand...and fight back, and they are not stopping until the FBR is destroyed! After Ember and Chase find the destruction of the safe house up in smoke, they find signs of survivors. Signs that some people did make it out, and that they're trekking away from the safe house towards something...or someone! Ember, Chase, Sean, Rebecca, and a couple of the non-injured people in their group, head away from the remains of the safe house to track the remaining survivors so they can re-group as a team, and figure out what's next! Ember and Chase know in-order to win this war, they will need to find this mysterious Rebel Organization, THREE! But where are they? How can they find them? And are they really who they say they are? And if so, are they ready to take the final stand against The Federal Bureau of Reformation and end this war for good....? Ember and Chase will go on their final battle to save not only themselves, but the rest of the people under the Federal Bureau Of Reformation's rule. The fight is all but here, Ember & Chase have beaten everything the FBR has thrown at them. They are stronger, wiser, and more determined then ever to take the FBR down and finished them for good! Ember will take a stand, she will tell her story to everyone, she will let it be known what has been done to her! She will speak for every girl, mother, father, brother, uncle, aunt, every person unable to stand, she will stand for them, in hopes that when the time comes, they will stand for themselves! She will lead the change...or die trying! I couldn't say to much as far as the plot is concerned without giving spoilers, and I do not want to spoil a single part of this EXPLOSIVE Finale! It is the perfect conclusion for the ARTICLE 5! THREE was really everything I was hoping for! It tied up all the lose ends that I was dying to know. It one way or another "Ended the War" I won't say which way or what. But I can happily say that THREE delivered! And at the same time, I am so happy it's finally here, but I am incredibly sad too, and I am not ready to say good bye! But, if I must, then I am happy to have it end now, the way it did! So Kristen Simmons, I have just one thing to say, BRAVO!! NOTE: I received a copy of THREE for review from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own, and are not influenced in any way! ***Thanks Tor Teen***
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
I am eternally grateful towards Kristen Simmons for writing such a fantastic last book in a dystopian trilogy. I've had my share of bad endings to dystopian trilogies and I was a bit scared for Article 5. I've read Article 5 two years ago when it first came out and I've been a fan since then. I loved the uniqueness of the world Simmons created as well as the road trip twist in the first book. Breaking Point was another fabulous addition but I didn't love it as much as Article 5. However, Three outdid them both. This book was just so freaking good. I honestly can not fault it. I loved every second of every single thing, whether normal conversation with the characters or action scenes that made my heart race. Three did not just meet my expectations, it solidified my love for this trilogy. I know I've had issues with how Ember always runs away from her problems in both Article 5 and a bit in Breaking Point. However Ember meets her demons, the corrupt government, and the hopes of millions of people head on in Three. Even with her decision to finally fight the government, she still had her insecurities and worries and even hopeless monologues. I appreciated that.. it showed me that Ember did develop as a character and human but she is still Ember. I also loved Chase here. Often do the love interest in books lose their footing and place in the main protagonist's world. Here, Chase was as strong as ever. They are my second favorite dystopian couple after Aria and Perry from Under the Never sky trilogy. They both were independent but leaned on each other when they needed to. They didn't see their need and want for each other as a sign of weakness but at the same time gave each other the space they need to sort out their own problems. I truly love them and I am so sad that their adventure, well the one I can witness, is over now the trilogy is complete. I would really petition for a novella if Simmons would right one <3We've also got the memorable secondary characters, especially Sean and Rebecca. I loved that they stuck around to the end of the trilogy and I honestly loved the complicated friendship and relationship they all had with each other. Of course this book is not short on the action; There is action scene after another and the characters are never really given a break. I loved that despite it being 400 pages, the pages flew by. I can't recommend this trilogy enough and even if I did before, I now urge all the readers, especially fans of dystopian novels, to pick it up. I can't wait for Kristen Simmons' new work, I already have her upcoming novel on my tbr! 
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
Three is the conclusion to the Article 5 series. And while this is my least favorite book of the trilogy, it didn’t ruin the series for me like a particular recent book that shall remain nameless. But what made Article 5 and Breaking Point really work, was the unresolved sexual tension burning just below the surface between Chase and Ember. That seemed to be completely lacking in Three. What did work really well in this third and final installment of the series is the wrapping up of all of the plot points that have been brewing since Article 5. We finally learn who is behind the overthrow of the old United States and why, what happened to some of our favorite characters, including Wallace and Cara, and whether or not Tucker has been truly reformed. Plot The story started off slower than in the two previous books, and that may be my biggest issue with the plot. Kristen Simmons did such an amazing job of getting the adrenaline pumping early on in the first two books, that I was almost frustrated when the third book didn’t. Especially after the ending of Breaking Point. I felt like things could have really started off with a bang, heck, I was expecting it. But once things did get rolling, the momentum was sustained steadily until finally building to the climax at the end. Characters The characters are still solid and complex and nuanced and all of the things I love best in my fictional friends. I love that we got some decent arcs on some tertiary characters now that the major character arcs were pretty much resolved (see lack of UST above). I feel that the storylines for all of the major and minor characters were wrapped up into satisfying conclusions. Bottom Line Article 5 is still one of the best dystopian young adult series I’ve read, partly because it feels so real. It doesn’t rely on future science or weird theories of what makes people tick. It’s our worst nightmares from now, playing out in the not too distant future. And Three is a completely satisfying conclusion to the series, even if it isn’t as riveting as its predecessors. A satisfying conclusion doesn’t mean everyone has a happy ending, what it means is that we aren’t left wondering, and to me, that is key. I don’t want or need a happily ever after to feel satisfied, but by the end of the first book, we knew the happily ever after was impossible given the fact that Ember’s mother had been brutally murdered. But we have resolution, closure, and hope, and that’s all I need to end a series on a high note.
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
Three (Article 5 #3) by Kristen Simmons was the perfect way to end a series!  It had everything that a reader would want in finale.  Suspense, action, romance, all ends tied up…I’m telling you, I felt as though I were on an emotional roller coaster ride.  Every step of the way I was still in fear of Ember and Chase in being caught. Favorite characters from their adventure make appearances, and it is not all smiles, hugs and happily ever afters, my friends.  Seriously, there were much tears and sadness.  There were various parts in the book where my heart bleed while my tears fell. Being a huge fan of this series, I had a lot of emotional investment in this story and in the characters.  For those of you that know what I mean, you’ll completely understand when something terrible happens to one of the characters that you lurve. Don’t even begin to think that I’ll divulge that information.  If you want to know what I’m talking about, and more importantly the WHO (plural!!), don’t hesitate to read this book. Three by Kristen Simmons picks up near where book 2 ends.  Nothing new really.  Ember and Chase are still on the run and the search for the safe houses and survivors is still on the agenda.  Being listed as THE most wanted criminals in the eyes of BR (Bureau of Reformation), hiding and being invisible proves to be difficult. As they continue to locate the remaining safe houses, pasts come back to haunt them, and the fact that Three exists is becoming more and more of a reality, the more they see and learn. Trust is given the ultimate test in this final installment in the Article 5 series.  People that you want to trust surprise you, and the ones that you know are completely untrustworthy, has you believing in humanity all over again. Author, Kristen Simmons, goes above and beyond in her writing and her storytelling skills.  You can’t help but feel the fears that the characters feel, crave the safety and freedom that the characters desire.  The placement of the characters and the events that transpire throughout the book were done to perfection.  If there was one thing that I could change in the book, it would be…nothing.  HONESTLY!  I, personally believe, that this Three was perfect.  Ember is still her clumsy self, tripping over her feet, but after 2 books of witnessing that, I just came to expect it this time around. If you haven’t started this series, I really, really suggest you start ASAP!  Especially since all three books are now OUT and you can read non-stop!  Once you start, you’re not gonna wanna stop!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ending to Article 5. Really, really good book.  But it leaves me hanging just a little. I'm I right? I read it 3 months ago and can't forget it!!!
Woodsever More than 1 year ago
Not quite as good as HungerGames series and Eve trilogy, but up there among the better dystopian series of which I've read many! Believable futuristic plot and strong characters. Read each book in the series a day. Well worth reading this trilogy. Was a little disappointed at this final book in comparison to the first and second in this series. But overall, it's a winner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Series!! Wonderful ending. And not only for teens either. I have teenagers and I loved this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This final book in the ARTICLE 5 trilogy does not disappoint! Ember and Chase find themselves right in the middle of the heart of the resistance in THREE. Non stop action, heart stopping romance, and a few twists that I didn't see coming (and one I did) make this final book in ARTICLE 5 fantastic! Although im truly sad for it to end, I am also very satisfied with the way Ember and Chase's journey comes to an end. This is no ending like Allegiant so don't worry about that lol. Chase is so wonderful in this book! With his " Am I too redneck to say you look sexy operating a radio" and "Then I'll find you... and I'll bring you back" he makes us all fall in love with him. And who could not love the entire scene in the barn??? Overall I LOVE not only this book but the series as a whole. Well done Kristen Simmons, cant wait to read more!!
MorrisMorgan More than 1 year ago
After reading “Three”, the finale to the wonderful “Article 5″ series, I feel as though I have found a true unicorn.  It is easily one of the strongest and most satisfying endings to a series I have ever read.  It is all wrapped up nicely, nothing comes out of nowhere, the characters remain true to what has been established about them and their reactions throughout the series right until the very last sentence, and there is no excruciatingly long epilogue that feels as though it is trying to cram in an entire book.  Perfection. The action is essentially non-stop, and there are more than a few plot twists thrown in to keep things interesting.  They all make perfect sense, effectively keeping the reader from experiencing “Dystopian Series Finale Whiplash”.  This is something I truly appreciate, because so often the last book is the weakest, and the author drops in things never even hinted at in the previous series installments.  None of that nonsense here.  This plot is solid. All of our favorite characters, including (of course) Ember and Chase, have a prominent story arc.  They continue to grow and evolve according to the situations that they face, while also maintaining the personalities the author established way back in “Article 5″.  All aspects of them are explored, and it truly feels as though the reader was a part of watching them grow from teenagers into mature young adults. “Three” is by far the strongest of the “Article 5″ series, which is a high compliment considering how much I have enjoyed them all.  I can’t recommend it enough for those who have been reading the series all along.  If you’re a fan of young adult dystopias with excellent world-building and character development, but have yet to read the series, by all means start now.  I really don’t think you will regret it. Thank you, Kristen Simmons, for sharing Ember and Chase’s world with us.
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StephWard More than 1 year ago
'THREE', the final installment in the young adult dystopian Article 5 trilogy, continues to follow our outlaw main characters - Chase and Ember - as they finally reach the safe house they've been striving so hard to get to, only to find it demolished. With no clues about survivors and no place else to go, Chase and Ember follow tracks leading away from the wreckage, hoping to find someone who may have survived. They find themselves going down the East Coast - where exciting and dangerous events await them. Chase is reunited with someone from his past that he thought was long gone. They decide to search out a settlement rumored to be a huge resistance organization called Three. Ember knows that Three is her only shot at getting the chance to telling her story to the world. They also are at the heart of the resistance, which means they'll finally be able to do something - fight back against the FBR. I've read and loved the first two books in this series and I was really hoping that this third installment didn't start to devolve into repetition and boredom, like so many other promising series do. I was happily surprised to find that it not only lived up to any hopes I may have had, but it went far beyond them and continued to fuel my love for the characters and the series as a whole. The author's writing is so natural - I was immediately pulled back into the world she had created with Ember and Chase. With such vivid details and descriptions, it seemed as though I was right beside them during the fight against the FBR. The characters continued to show growth - although there were some points in the book where I just wanted to smack them both in the head a few times, just like the other books - and I loved to watch them mature into strong leaders. Of course, I loved watching Chase and Ember's relationship grow as well (along with more head smacking). I loved their dynamic and the way they work together both as a couple and as a team. The plot was fantastic - I loved the adventure and excitement that flowed from almost every page as things got more and more intense. I loved learning about Three - it's history, details, and intricacies. I think that adding it into the series really put a new layer into the story line - one that can go in several different places. Overall, I found this book to be just as absorbing and exciting as the first two, and I'm blown away by it's ending - while also very sad to see it go - I want more!! Highly recommended for fans of science fiction, dystopia, and post-apocalyptic fiction! Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this series from the start! This book picks up where the last one ended and it is nonstop action. I have loved Chase and Ember's relationship and I love it even more in Three!
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