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.
I enjoyed this book! I mean, I say that about a lot of books, and I do enjoy a lot of books! And this is just another one of them! It won't make my top 10 books of all time, but yeah, it was enjoyable, even though there were some hard parts!
So lots happens in this book! We finally met Chase's uncle, Jesse, and yeah, he's a prickly fellow. We go to Endurance, and meet some of the leaders of Three, which is pretty great! They make a plan to take down the bad guys, and they implement it, and yeah, through all this the emotional side, if their friends and loved ones are safe, and helping out those that aren't!
Who Three turns out to be, that is pretty interesting, the 3 guys that started it, DeWeiss who lost his family to the MM, or maybe not, because his daughter was Cara! Then Wallace, who found Billy, and killed his partner to save him, and then finally, Jesse-Chase's uncle, who saw what was going on, and protested. And they started the rebellion.
I really enjoyed the ending! There were losses, and betrayals, and not everybody made it out safely, but the bad guys were taken down, and the good guys were working on rebuilding the old system, though hopefully with some improvements so this won't happen again! And Ember and Chase are happy, safe, and helping others to situations like their own!
Favourite lines: "Marco and Polo. Turning the Bureau to rebels, one soldier at a time." Seems they are! Though what happens to them, not so fun."'You're not going to shoot anyone.' 'She's gonna shoot someone.'" I love that Cara and Charlie have a difference of opinion! "'Brake. Gas.' Then he leaned across my body, grabbed the shifter emerging from the wheel and adjusted it down a notch. A light on the console beside the speedometer switched from P to D." That is a really funny mistake for someone who hasn't really driven before! "Opps. Looks like the locks on cell block A through D aren't working so well anymore." Tee hee, mess with the bad guys, help the good guys!
This was a really good ending to a pretty great series, I really enjoyed it, and yeah, I'll be checking out her next book!
Author: Kristen Simmons
Series: Article 5 #3
Read: August 31st, 2014
Reason Why: Love this series, and it's a 2041 Dystopia Book, End of Series 2014 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: February 11th 2014