Series: The Program
Published by Simon Pulse on April 29, 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Length: 9 Hours and 14 Minutes
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Also in this series: The Program, The Remedy (The Program, #0.5)
Also by this author: The Program, The Remedy (The Program, #0.5)
Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”
How do you stop an epidemic?
Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.
Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.
Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?
While I did enjoy this sequel, I didn’t feel like it lived up to The Program.
I enjoyed seeing Sloane and James outrun the handlers. And I absolutely love Dallas. She’s very straightforward, and doesn’t sugarcoat things. Realm drove me nuts in this book. He did everything he could to get under James’s skin. I also felt like that was way too much focus on Sloane and her relationships with James and Realm.
The Treatment mostly consists of hiding out. There’s danger around every corner as the handlers try to close in on the small group of rebels. The thing I didn’t care for was I thought it was rushed. Well, the last part of the book felt that way. I think it could have been evened out a little more with the other parts. I did like that Dallas threw in a little female roughness. She’s broken, but she doesn’t let that deter her badassery.
I know it sounds like I didn’t like the book at all. I did i Just felt a few things were missing, and some things talked about way too much.