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May 1, 2017

The Adjustment (The Program #3) by Suzanne Young

The Adjustment (The Program #3)
by Suzanne Young
Source: eARC provided for review.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Tatum Masterson never went through The Program. She never had her memory stripped, never had to fight to remain herself. But when Weston, her longtime boyfriend and love of her life, was taken by handlers, she hoped he’d remember her somehow—that their love would be strong enough.
It wasn’t.
Like all returners, Weston came back a blank canvas. The years he and Tatum spent together were forgotten, as well as the week when he mysteriously disappeared before The Program came for him.
Regardless of his memory loss, Tatum fights to get Weston to remember her. And just as they start to build a new love, they hear about the Adjustment—a new therapy that implants memories from a donor. Despite the risks, Tatum and Weston agree to go through the process. Tatum donates her memories from their time together.
But the problem with memories is that they are all a matter of perspective. So although Weston can now remember dating Tatum, his emotions don’t match the experiences. And this discrepancy is slowly starting to unravel him, worse than anything The Program could have done.
And as the truth of their life together becomes clear, Tatum will have to decide if she loves Weston enough to let him go, or to continue to live the lie they’d build together.
Prepare for your Adjustment.
****TW: This book is about suicide. If you have any triggers or don’t like to read about suicide. Do NOT read this book.

I don’t have words to describe how much I love this series. Suzanne Young is a genius and while each set of duologues are from different characters’ perspectives, the plots are so intractably connected that it will leave you wanting to read every one of these books. The Adjustment is The Program #3, it takes places in the world after The Treatment, but it was released after the prequel (The Epidemic). It seems a little confusing sometimes, but in The Adjustment we have cameos or mentions of the characters presented in the others books and Tate’s story is linked to them in a very interesting way. Before I keep going I think it’s best to list the exact reading order: Duology 1.The ProgramThe Treatment
Duology 2. The RemedyThe Epidemic
Duology 3The AdjustmentThe Complication (2018)You can read the first and the second duology separated, but I don’t think you can read The Adjustment if you haven’t read The Program and The Treatment.
That being said, The Adjustment is a deeply moving book about lost and trust. Tate never went to the program, but she was left behind to suffer the loss of her boyfriend (who was taken to the program) and lived in constant fear of being taken. When Wes, Tate’s boyfriend comes back, he doesn’t remember her. He might not be the same Wes she fell in love with, but she’ll do anything to get him back.This was actually a very complicated storyline because Tate, deep in grief doesn’t seem to notice how much she’s hurting herself and Wes trying to get back to a relationship that doesn’t exist anymore. This was a troubling relationship, they keep hurting each other, and they keep fighting for his memories and their love story. All while around them the world is falling apart; returners (people who went to the program) are still dying and the consequences of the program are destroying lives. This was an emotionally draining read.
Suzanne Young’s writing is amazing and fast paced. The characters are well created and it’s impossible not to connect with them. This book had some amazing twists and turns I wasn’t expecting and while the epilogue was a little confusing for me, it left me dying to read the final installment of this awesome series.
So, if you like intricate storylines, dark and heartbreaking plots and amazing characters, then you’re going to love this series! 


1 comment:

  1. This series sounds emotionally draining! An interesting one but I'm not sure if I'd be able to follow through with it. But soooo glad you are enjoying it!!!


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