Waiting on Wednesday: Three

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Three (Article 5 #3)
by Kristen Simmons
Coming February 11, 2014
Tor Teen
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 peaceful and quiet existence—but all that’s left is smoking ruins.

Devastated by the demolition of their last hope, Ember and Chase follow the one thing left to them—tracks leading away from the wreckage. The only sign that there may have been survivors.

Because of their high profiles, they know they can’t stay out in the open for long. They take shelter in the wilderness and amid 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 thought he’d never 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 to tell the world her story—and to fight back.

Why I want it:
I have really enjoyed this series. For one thing, a good chunk of it is set in my hometown (What up, K-town!). For another, I've really enjoyed watching Ember and Chase learn how to trust one another again, even with all the damaging events in their individual and collective pasts. These two characters are legitimately broken, but they have worked so hard to keep one another safe. I like the near-future world they live in, but I absolutely love this romance. It's raw, it's real, it's completely captivating. I desperately need to read the conclusion of this story asap.

Why I think you should want it:
Dystopians are a dime a dozen these days, but the Article 5 series seems a bit more realistic than most, which is why it's so compelling. Although it's not a stretch to go from our time to the world described in Article 5 and Breaking Point, it's completely original. Also, Chase. If you read this book for no other reason, read it for Chase. Your inner fangirl will thank you.


  1. I haven't started reading this series. I hope you enjoy reading this one.
    My WoW

    1. I hope so too! Thanks for stopping by, Sandra!

  2. I want to read this book SO bad. I need it NOW! Seriously. This, I hope, will be epic!!!