It only took me forever to get this book. Truly. That meant I had to read my reviews from the past to be caught up. Who knew that I would really have to do that, to understand what was happening? Me. That’s why I wrote the reviews. Here you all thought they were for you, nope. It’s for me so that I can rant about things. Jokes on you.
Customary warning: This is a reminder that these are my personal opinions. My thoughts and feelings are not your thoughts and feelings. I may not always be the target audience for a book; sometimes I am. If I do not like a book, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike it. If I love a book or simply like a book, you may hate it. Take everything I say with this knowledge. If it sounds interesting to you despite what I’ve said, then go ahead and read it. You’ll only know you like something if you read it yourself.
That being said… Spoilers ahead.
Three by Kristen Simmons
Synopsis From The Book
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.
Initial Thoughts Before Reading:
I’m excited to put this series to rest. How lovely, you know? It’s splendid. Will they destroy the government? Will they be happy? Will anyone else die? We will find out today. It’s time to tear this government down!
Book 2 was a good book from what I remember and what my book review says. I hope this will be a breeze. I truly do.
Initial Thoughts After Reading:
It wasn’t the perfect ending but for what it was, it was satisfying. I don’t think I specifically expected anything. In the end the government didn’t fully fall but it was in the process of it. I respect that. Much like the previous novels, I’ll write this plot overview short.
In general I did have fun reading this.
Ember and Chase find Chase’s uncle. Along with him, they find their way to Three and Endurance, the organization acting as the leader of the resistance. Three is searching for an informant that is giving out their information. Ember comes up with a plan to reveal the truth of what is happening to the public, by using the article statutes. She and Chase go to deliver them, while Sean goes to find Tucker. Chase and Ember are successful but when they return they find that Endurance was destroyed. Chase and Ember go to find Sean, to see that he was ambushed, but alive. They are all captured. Ember discovers Tucker was the informant, as well as Dr. DeWitt, who was the leader of Three. Tucker tries to free Ember. Jesse, Chase’s uncle, stabs the Chancellor of the FBR, and the world is spiraled into revolution.
Chase and Ember escape, Tucker dies, and Ember and Chase end up far way from everything in peace.
What I Liked:
Chase and Ember’s relationship; I like how far they’ll go for each other and that in the end, Chase is who Ember will fight for. He’s her family.
Truth of Three; When you have a resistance that is headed by a special person, it’s always interesting to learn that the truth is, it was headed by more. That it is a collective. I liked that it was not just Dr. DeWitt, but Wallace, and Jesse as well.
Government; We saw it as evil and then we watched it fall.
Tucker; His whole arc is so interesting. I truly had believed him too, just like Ember. His betrayal did not hurt me, because I suppose I always expected it, even when I hoped for the better. His arc wasn’t a full redemption arc, but a struggle, and in some ways that is just as realistic.
What I Would Have Liked or Changed:
A bit more closure on the reform would have been nice, but since they were happy… I was.
Time Taken To Read
“We carry them because they remind us that we are not alone.” – pg 323, when this was first said it did not hold the same weight as later. Later was far more powerful.