May 3, 2014

The Treatment by Suzanne Young

Publisher’s summary: 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?

My Take: CRAZINESS!!! The last half of this book gave me such crazy anxiety it’s not even funny! It was a build-up of a heck of a lot of crap that my mind and emotions had a hard time handling it. But it was soooooo good, and the ending was phenomenal! This book made me a huge fan of Suzanne Young, and I’m so sad that it’s over!

The first part of the book had me getting reacquainted with the characters and getting sucked back into the scary paranoid life of the teens in this duology. And speaking of sucked…since Sloane doesn’t have her memories from before The Program (and since it has been a year since I read The Program), it took me some time to figure out the “who, what, and where” of this story. But that didn’t cause any problems with me enjoying The Treatment because the writing and the continued story-line was so intriguing that I was completely absorbed into the story.

One thing I loved about this book was the rollercoaster of emotions it put me through. Throughout the entire book, I agonized over who I thought Sloane should trust when she would get to those dark, depressive states. I think it would be horrifying to be a teen living in a world like this. The other thing I loved about this book was learning to love and hate all of the characters right along with Sloane. Sloane is by far my favorite character in this book and there was only one time I was mad at her over her actions.

There were so many cans of worms opened in this book and so many unanswered questions from The Program that I never thought they could all be tied up in a duology. All along I kept thinking this series was going to be a trilogy and, as I was nearing the end of the book, I was getting a little freaked out thinking that I was going to have to wait a whole nuther year to relieve this anxiety. But IT.IS.OVER! And I couldn’t be more thrilled with how this book played out even though I’m so sad to say goodbye!

For those of you who haven’t read this series, read it now!


Adriana @ BooksOnHerMind said...

You make me want to cry... I want this book so badly!!! *sob* ):
I'm so happy it wrapped up so well. Thank you for the great review!

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