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Welcome to my stop on the Deprogrammed blog tour
Deprogrammed is the second book in the Program 13 series. If you are new to the series,
check out my review of the first book, Program 13 HERE
Title: Deprogrammed by Nicole Sobon
Publication Date: August 4th 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: The Emile Reed Chronicles #2
Source: ecopy from Author
Every choice that you make has a consequence.
When Emile Reed went back to Vesta Corp to save her loved ones, she’d been deprogrammed. Thirteen had regained control, forcing her to become a prisoner inside of her own body. She has been left to live alongside Thirteen, able to hear everything that occurs around her, but unable to react…until she sees him.
He reawakens her past and gives Emile the strength she needs to overpower Thirteen. Having regained control of her body and her mind, Emile now has to face the fact that her past decisions have hurt those that she loves the most: her family.
Alexis Ward never meant to hurt anyone, but she did.
Her choices ended up hurting both Emile and Hayden Reed, effectively ending their lives outside of Vesta Corp. When her uncle brings her to Vesta Corp, trying to force her into taking part in the family business, Alexis is forced to face the consequences of her decisions when she comes face to face with both Hayden and Emile.
In order to survive, they’ll need to let go of their pasts, and find the strength within themselves to fight back against McVeigh.
This is the second novel in the Emile Reed Chronicles. If you have yet to read Program 12, Program 13, and Allegiance, please, do not read this!
Deprogrammed picks up right where the action packed events of Program 13 left off. And don’t worry, McVeigh is as creepy and awful as ever in this book. He certainly takes the cake for awful villians. I just want one of his programs to squish his head like a grape. Or bash it in. Or fry him with electricity. Ok, I think you get the picture. I hate him. In Deprogrammed we get to see a couple of different people’s points of view, including Alexis. We get to see some insight into her backstory, which I really liked.
13 and Emile do some more inner battling this book. I can’t seem to dislike 13. I know she is just what McVeigh wants her to be, but for some reason, I have a little soft spot for her. She just wants a chance to live. A little part of me is still rooting on her and Emile becoming friends and sharing her body peaceably. We get a lot of questions answered in this sequel to Program 13. And we find out some really cool things. I find it really interesting that even though there isn’t even the slightest romance in either the first book or deprogrammed, but so much of this book was about Love. The concept of Love, what it means to feel love and other emotions. What it is that makes a human, human.
I also loved that we got to meet a couple of other programs that were kind of like Emile and program 13. We have grant and Jessica. I’m still not 100% sure about what is going on with Jessica, but I am sure we will find out in the next book. I will say this, I felt so bad for poor Hayden. I really hope he is ok, but we don’t have enough answers about him yet. This book had a few slow moments, but overall it is was really fast paced and certainly action packed.
If you are a fan of sci-fi and of creepy dystopians, you will really enjoy the program 13 series. It is a unique take on the dystopian. It is not a corrupt government, but rather a corporation doing creepy things that no one seems to take enough notice of. Although there is a hint in this book that that may be changing soon. And honestly, that is what makes me excited to read the next book. I can’t wait to see when some of the general population gets a whiff of what is going on right under their noses. Should be interesting!
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