Guest Post: The Remedy by Suzanne Young (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted April 21st, 2015 in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 32 comments

Guest Post: The Remedy by Suzanne Young (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Guest Post: The Remedy by Suzanne Young (Blog Tour & Giveaway)The Remedy by Suzanne Young
Publisher: Simon Pulse on April 21, 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
Pages: 416
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads

Can one girl take on so many identities without losing her own? Find out in this riveting companion to The Program and the New York Times bestselling The Treatment.

In a world before The Program.

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill she can become anyone.

Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She's not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can't get attached.

Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she's portrayed. When she's given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl's boyfriend. But that's only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina's death. And the epidemic it could start.

Welcome to The Remedy Blog Tour. I had the pleasure of reading all of The Program series and it was a really great dystopia. I haven’t read The Remedy yet but I hope to soon. Enjoy the guest post and giveaway below.

 Guest Post

The Challenges of Writing The Remedy

by Suzanne Young

I think the biggest challenge with writing THE REMEDY was how to write a prequel that didn’t depend on THE PROGRAM for the storyline. I was determined that this would be a duology all its own (It is. THE EPIDEMIC comes out Spring 16).

I had the idea for closers first, and began obsessing about a girl who falls for a dead girl’s boyfriend while pretending to be said dead girl. But then, a few chapters in, I met Deacon and he added a whole new layer to the story, one that will play a big part in the next book. I’m incredibly excited to tell the rest of this story.

THE REMEDY has a few minor characters from THE PROGRAM, but you don’t need to know anything about the other books. It all starts here. And to write this story out of order was challenging, but ultimately, THE REMEDY is my favorite of the series.


About Suzanne Young

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order.

Suzanne is the author of THE PROGRAM, THE TREATMENT, THE REMEDY, and HOTEL RUBY. She was also on an episode of House Hunters where she talked about her love of grass and trees (while living in the desert).


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32 Responses to “Guest Post: The Remedy by Suzanne Young (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Lekeisha

    I have yet to read the first book. Which, is so sad really. I think when this series started, I was caught up in historical fiction and didn’t want to switch up.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yeah, it took me awhile to want to read dystopian again when I got tired of it a but back.

  2. Braine

    there IS a method to the madness here. I love it when authors talk about their characters as if they don’t live in their heads.

  3. Jaclyn Canada

    I haven’t read The Program yet. The idea of a girl pretending to be a dead girl and falling for her boyfriend though is quite messed up. Should definitely make an interesting story! Thanks so much for sharing 😀

  4. alreem

    I have not read the program but this is sound like a good one and I really like it that I don’t have to read the other books in the series. Thank for sharing 😀

  5. Texas Book Lover

    I haven’t read this series yet but I gotta say you definitely grabbed my attention with the whole falling for a dead girl’s boyfriend while pretending to be the dead girl them.

  6. Melliane

    Prequel can be an interesting thing. I haven’t read the books but I really need to try one of the author soon! thanks for sharing!

  7. Olivia

    I actually have a review copy of this one so I cannot wait to dive into it! It looks so promising and I know a lot of people approve of this series as well.

  8. Jillyn

    I’ve heard so many great things about this series. I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

  9. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Oh nice. I can see the challenge in writing that. Interesting set up and sounds like a neat read. 🙂

  10. Benish

    I have the copy of the first book for over an year now, I still haven’t read it. I should read it soon now!

  11. Nicole The Reading Rebel

    I have been wanting to read this series forever. It is amazing that you wrote a prequel that I will have no problem reading first. Some prequels no matter what I read them after the first book. I feel that most prequels are designed that way. Thanks for the chance to win.

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