The Complication (The Program, #6) By Suzanne Young

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How do you go back to a life you can’t remember? Find out in this sixth novel in the New York Times bestselling Program series from Suzanne Young.

Every cure has a cost.

Tatum Masterson learned this after years of being monitored by The Program. She witnessed it when her boyfriend, Wes, came back changed, erased. And now, even the newest “cure” has a heavy cost—one she and Wes paid.

The Adjustment came into Tatum’s life just when she thought she needed it most, a promise for Wes to get back his forgotten memories. But when the procedure went wrong, a revelation shattered everything Tatum thought she knew.

Now, with no one left to trust, Tatum must find out what really happened last summer. And with the help of the boyfriend she lost, Tatum will have to dig into the past and future of The Program and its handlers.

And discover the true cost of a cure. The Complication (The Program, #6)

Pre-release thoughts:
Let's hope the cover represents the state of Tatum and Wes' relationship in this book. Not together and broken apart.

Review:
It's unfortunate, but I think the final book in the Program series is the weakest one yet. I do appreciate how the story ended and how Young brought everyone back to finally put a stop to the Program, but I also feel like the book was a bit of a mess.

In the Program series, the second half of each duology has had the same problem. It’s much too slow. We get a lot of world building and interesting set ups in the first books, only to hit a standstill in the second. Once the story picks it, it does tend to get better, but with the Complication, I feel like it took way too long for that to happen.

The book starts right where we left off. Tatum has learned that she was once in the Program, but she doesn’t remember anything about her time there. Even though Nathan tells her about this and explains that he was told to keep quiet for the sake of her health, what do you think Tatum does?

a) Goes to her grandparents and confronts them with this information?
b) Asks Nathan what’s happening and demands the full truth from him?
c) Obsess over Wes and the fact that he doesn’t remember her?

If you said ‘c’, then you’d be right. Congrats. Tatum says that she wants to go to Wes, because he’s the only one who isn’t lying to her. Granted, he just had his mind wiped and he doesn’t know her, but that’s just how powerful True Love is amirite?

“Weston Ambrose is the love of my life. I loved him before he was taken into The Program, and I loved him again when he returned and was changed. But he has no idea who I am anymore.

And maybe that’s why I can trust him more than anyone else in my life.”


Unfortunately, this quote (which happens right in the beginning of the novel) reminded me of Tatum’s manipulative ways. The Adjustment was how Tatum’s obsession over Wes ended up really messing him up. Before and after he went to the Program. So once he comes back after having his mind wiped again and she says this, I was gobsmacked. To me, it seems like she’s using her own trauma as a means to get close to him again and I wasn’t here for it.

If you’re a fan of Tatum and Wes’ romance, then you’ll enjoy the book. But if you’re like me and find this relationship to be incredibly toxic, then you won’t. Tatum spends most of the book trying to get as close to Wes as she can. Even when the adults tell her to stay away due to what happened in the last book; she just can’t let her love go. Her friends enable her bad behaviour and anyone who comes between the two of them is viewed in a horrible light.

Wes’ mom hates Tatum for good reason, which is why the book paints her in such a negative light. Tatum learns the truth regarding her grandparents but can forgive them because they support her love of Wes and will let her do what she wants.

The little things like this made me physically roll my eyes multiple times during the book. It doesn’t help that Tatum isn’t self-aware. In one part of the book, she actually thinks this:

Jana is Nathan’s first serious girlfriend, and that worries me. Because he might really love her, and that would give her the opportunity to take advantage of him.

I mean, really? In the last book, Tatum and Wes broke up before he went to the Program and he was dating someone else. He started being happy again, but Tatum wasn’t happy so she manipulated him by saying that they (Tatum and Wes) should fake being in a relationship so the Program doesn’t go after them.

Like I said, your enjoyment of this book depends on how much you like this pairing. I don’t. I wanted to, but I can’t. I just can't. It’s not even for the reasons I mentioned above. (It is, but...) The thing is, Sloane and James had a toxic co-dependent relationship, but I could understand why they were together. Quinn and Deacon had their ups and downs, but I got why they loved each other. Tatum is a horrible person, but I don’t understand why she loves Wes so much. Saying you love someone doesn’t really mean that you actually love them. The only emotion I felt from her is obsession. She was obsessed with Wes in ways that would make any sane person run to the hills.

And Wes, well he’s not written in a way that makes him feel real. He’s just there. A prize for Tatum as she gloats over all of our heads about how right she was about everything.

The book is mostly about their relationship, with everything regarding the Program taking place at the end of the novel. Due to this, and the fact that the book is 456 pages, it just made the book go by so slow for me. When Tatum focuses on anything other than Wes, the book is significantly stronger. I wish we had more of that and less of what we got.

It’s a shame too, because I do like the series. I just can’t handle Tatum’s obsession over Wes. It doesn't help that all of the female characters (sans the Sloane and Quinn) are written in a bad way. It's almost like if you're female and do something wrong, then you deserve hate. Realm, who is shady, looks genuine while Jana is a shady bitch who shouldn't be around Tatum and her friends.

Not really a good look.....*sigh* I wanted so much more from this book, but it didn't deliver. It sucks, because I do like the series. I just don't like Tatum and her version of what love should be like.

The Complication (The Program, #6) I'm really sad that this fantastic series is over, but this was the perfect ending! The Complication (The Program, #6) The conclusion to the series is very fulfilling. Everything comes full circle and you get a good sense of how everything is going to move forward from there. All the players are in the game and the stakes are high. My favorite scene was the epilogue. The Complication (The Program, #6) “It's The Program or me. And I decide it's going to be me.”

Wow. I can't believe it's over. This is a series I talk about all the time - because the first book The Program, feels so.....uncomfortably prophetic. It's something I can see the happening - as the parents, as the kids. It's just so unsettling - and so well written. The whole series, all 6 books have been such a ride. And even though this one was a bit....neat...a bit pulled together and maybe pushed/rushed in a few places, I'm completely okay with it. I completely loved it - because it was everything I needed after the 5 other books - these character, this world, these lives - I just needed it all wrapped in a bow. It didn't all end how I thought it would so many books ago, but I'm so okay with how it all worked out.

I loved this one so much. Thank you, Suzanne Young. The Complication (The Program, #6) Really great end to this series. Suzanne Young has impressed me with every single book. I've never read a series this long that didn't feel like it was pushing it, adding more and more books until I was bored. I never felt tired of reading about this world or these characters. I can even see ways for her to extend this world with more books probably. I can always count on this series to break reading slumps and keep me engaged. Tatum and Wes were awesome and the cameos from everyone else were great too. I feeeeeel like this might be my least favorite? It's not bad by ANY means but if I were to rank all the books, this one would be lower. Still PLEASE READ THIS SERIES. The Complication (The Program, #6)

This is an amazing sixth book in The Program series by Suzanne Young! If you have yet to read the first five books, stop reading this and real those then this one!! You will be glad you did!! The Complication (The Program, #6) The complication 4⭐️

I loved seeing how everyone delt with the ending of the program. Tatum and Wes have this new found relationship and dealing with their past that was interesting, love struck and painful.
I love the program series and dont want it to end. The Complication (The Program, #6) The Complication is the final book in The Program series. This series is comprised of three duets. But this last book ties together the entire series.

Do you have to read the entire series to read this book? Yes and no. I would say that it is mandatory to read book 5, The Adjustment because The Complication continues that story. I definitely think that most people reading this book will be fans of the entire series. A lot of previous characters return. And basically this book ties together the entire six book series. So I would definitely recommend reading these books in order.

This book is divided into parts. The narrator of this book is once again Tatum. The last book (The Adjustment) ended with some interesting bombshells. And this book picks up where that book left off.

I really enjoyed Tate and Wes' story. But I also really loved seeing so many characters from the rest of the series appear in this book. This was a good conclusion to an interesting and original series.





Thanks to edelweiss and Simon Pulse for allowing me to read this book. The Complication (The Program, #6) My review of The Program series will be live on December, 25th, 2019 here: https://youtu.be/MyVFNNOc32g The Complication (The Program, #6) i cant believe this series is finally over. i feel like so much has happened over the last six books that i want to make sure this review is reflective of this book only, and not the series as a whole.

firstly, and most importantly, i will say that i was rather content with the ending to everything. it didnt leave me wanting more or unsatisfied. i thought everything was tied together nicely and resolved well. i thought it was really neat how all the stories finally converged and tied together. it was fun seeing everyone make an appearance and interact with each other.

that being said, i feel like this book in particular was my least favourite. the ending was basically the reason i rounded up on my rating, but everything else was just kind of average for me. i found myself not really liking tate, which is weird because i didnt mind her in the previous book. also, i felt really disconnected from weston. he just did not seem like the same character i read in the adjustment. and maybe thats the point and just good characterisation - because having your memories wiped would make you become a different person. but i just felt so so sad that i didnt care for him like i once did. maybe i shouldnt have read these books back to back and allowed some time to adjust before moving on with the story, but for me the characters were kind of a let down.

overall, a good conclusion to a great series but this was definitely not my favourite book in it.

3.5 stars The Complication (The Program, #6)

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