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[Book Review] - Three by Kristen Simmons

Title: Three
   Author: Kristen Simmons
   Series: #3 - Article 5
   Format: Hardcover
   Release Date: February 11th, 204
   My Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

     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 Review:

     This was a book that I thought would be better than was, and I was met with some great parts and some that just let me down. First of all, Ember and Chase's relationship is put through the ringer. As they trek across the countryside looking for survivors from Bureau's attacks. They hide, scrounge food and clothing wherever they can, but mainly looking for clues from Three and his rag-tag organization.

     When they finally find the organization and a possible ally from Chase's past. However the company may not entirely be as welcome as he is. Than we get the lovely Tucker that just doesn't stay away. I found that they were both more of a distraction than what was really necessary for the story. I wanted more out of the story, and frankly I wished some of the story would have been expanded upon.

     First I don't understand the point of the second book when going to this one. You can almost negate the entire second book or shorten it into this. It's entirely building or plot development leading up to Three, and frankly it could have been thrown into the beginning of this book. I understand I guess, a book built on building the characters and showing how Chase and Ember grew together.

     When the revolution started and Three's plan starts rolling. It's Ember and Chase caught in the middle, and splitting the two apart isn't the first thing that Three has planned. Using Ember as a scapegoat and trying to become the new leader as well. However Ember has other plans like normal, and Chase joins her. The Revolution is just blatantly short, and while reading you get into it, and enjoy what you are reading. However it just ends, and the best part ends everything.

     The ending to the book is what blew me away. How the complete disregard to civilian life Three is. He wants to bomb the entire Bureau compound, regardless of how many of his own prisoners are there. It turns Three into this power hungry, maniacal dictator. It's how Chase and Ember interact together, come out together and thrive together that turn a all out genocide into something humane.

     I wasn't happy with Three (the character) at all, he was just too sadistic and bent on power. The turning point though is Ember and Chase just push their whole existence to the limit and strive together. That was the book, and if you are looking for something dystopian, this series started out great and ended with a bang, but the middle left me a little rocky and questioning if I would finish it.
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