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.

Here’s what people are saying about THREE:

Suspenseful and Immediate. Whom to trust and how far are rarely clear. Some interesting moral questions about pragmatism and violence arise, and no easy answers are given. The strongest of the series’ three volumes, with a tense and harrowing climax.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“The Article 5 series by Kristen Simmons has been a diamond in the rough among countless dystopian series flooding the shelves in recent years. Dark, gritty and more real than the futures imagined by most other authors, THREE brings the trilogy to a satisfying close – in ways you might not expect.”

-Jenna Does Books

“Simmons had me on the edge of my seat with every twist and turn as I read… I never knew who to trust or who was on which side and still she managed to swoon the crap out of me.”

-Fic Fare

“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.”

-Chapter by Chapter

THREE Playlist

Track Artist
1. Soldier’s Eyes Jack Savoretti
2. This River JJ Grey and Mofro
3. Supremacy Muse
4. Devil’s Basement Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
5. Demons Imagine Dragons
6. Firestarter Prodigy
7. Dance, Dance Fall Out Boy
8. Where Will We Go IAMDYNAMITE
9. Gold on the Ceiling Black Keys
10. I Should’ve Known Foo Fighters
11. River Emeli Sande

Selected Interviews:

Character Interview with Chase and Sean on Swoony Boys Podcast, 2/15/14

Sean’s TOP SECRET Letter to Rebecca, Tor Forge Blog, 2/17/14

The Toddlerhood of Publishing, Cynsations, Blog of NYT Bestselling Author, Cynthia Leitich Smith, 2/18/14