Alright, I've been reading the ROTF novelization, and have read the majority of it. A lot of that which follows will be spoilers, so go away if you don't want to be spoiled. To start, the story starts in China where we have the Autobots hunting down Demolisher and Sideways. It talks about Arcee catching up to Sideways, taking him on as the triplets, and then combining to fight. Later on in the story we have the fight where it's Megs, Blackout, and Starscream vs Optimus, and Optimus gets beat up pretty bad. Megs is about to obliterate him when the rest of the Autobots show up to repel the decepticons and save Optimus. Arcee included. Now I'll hold off there, because I don't need to spoil any more to make my point. Jolt is not mentioned. There's nothing that indicates that he even exists in the book. He obviously is in the movie, given the recent Cinematical shot and all the production spy pics. And we know he was a last minute addition. But I haven't seen anything with Arcee in Egypt. I know Michael Bay basically told a crowd a couple months ago, that Arcee gets killed off in the first five minutes of the movie (but not in the novelization). So I wonder if Michael just decided to do away with the chick transformer in favor of the hybrid.