Author: Suzanne Young
Series: Book #0.6 (Prequels as full length novels) in The Treatment Series
Published By: Simon Pulse (April 19, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Dystopian
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
Can one girl help others find closure by slipping into the identities of their loved ones? Find out in this riveting sequel to The Remedy and companion to the New York Times bestselling The Treatment and The Program.
In a world before The Program…
Quinlan McKee has spent her life acting as other people. She was a closer—a person hired to play the role of the recently deceased in order to give their families closure. Through this process, Quinn learned to read people and situations, even losing a bit of herself to do so. But she couldn’t have guessed how her last case would bring down her entire world.
The only person Quinn trusts is Deacon, her best friend and the love of her life. Except Deacon’s been keeping secrets of his one, so Quinn must set out alone to find Arthur Pritchard, the doctor who’s been trying to control her life. The journey brings Quinn to Arthur’s daughter, Virginia, who tells Quinn the truth about Pritchard’s motives. The former closer will start to see that she is the first step in fighting an epidemic.
But Quinlan doesn’t want to be a cure. And with all the lies surrounding her, she realizes she has no one left to rely on but herself—even if she doesn’t know who that is anymore.
I absolutely love Young's ability to write raw harsh characters and circumstances and to do it so beautifully that you almost forget the tough subject matters and characters.
This spin off series and its predecessor have quickly become a favorite of mine and one that I just can't seem to get enough of.
Fantastical, fascinating, and completely compelling, it had me once again hooked from the first page as Quinn's journey continues where The Remedy ended.
I absolutely adore Young's creativity and her capability to weave a tale that is both believable and realistic in its horrors. With a talent to knead in details and facts from the first two books The Program and The Treatment, and completely make it all new and also familiar. With hints at book one and two that made things so much clearer while still making you want to read them all over again to make sure you didn't miss something now that more is laid out in front of you. I truly enjoyed every bit of detail about not only Quinn and her friends but how it all began and came about.
This was an exciting addition to the series and one that I'm so glad Young gave us. This truly is a series that any lover of dystopian will devour and be left wanting more.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*