Publisher: Simon Pulse (April 29th 2014)
Series: The Program #2
Paperback: 352 pages
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Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
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?
CHARACTERS: It’s hard to get into the second book when you’ve read the first book quite a while ago. After getting through the first couple of chapters I found myself enjoying The Treatment a lot. Basically, Sloane and James are on the run with the rebels they’ve joined up in the previous book. It doesn’t feel much like a rebel because there’s basically 3 people: Cas, Dallas, and Realm. I liked the new characters though. Cas reminded me of Trev in Jennifer Rush’s Altered. Dallas was someone you end up hating at first, but as we get to know her you end up liking her.
ROMANCE: The thing that irked me the most was the love triangle going on between Realm, James, and Sloane. I liked the name Realm, but I didn’t like his character much. I hated how he was mean to Dallas, who seemed to like him. He’s blunt, but at the same time he has his secrets. The triangle was driving me INSANE when you clearly know that Sloane LOVES James and they were constantly professing their love for one another and you’re just like Realm just leave them alone. Slaone and James go through so much together that it’s hard not to cheer them on. I have to admit that there were some parts that made me tear up a little. Especially the ending. God, the ending.
SURPRISES: There’s definitely a lot of secrets and you don’t know who to trust. Like, Sloane, I didn’t know who to trust – except for maybe James. What I did enjoy the most about The Treatment were the twists that you don’t see coming. However, while the rebels are basically on the run I would’ve liked to know if there were other rebels out there. To me, it only seems that Sloane’s group was the only rebel group to actually want to take down The Program.