Pandemonium is the fast-paced sequel to Delirium by Lauren Oliver. It's not my all-time favorite audiobook, but I did enjoy it.
The story picks up where Delirium left off, and doesn't waste too much time re-telling the original story. Although the story was good, I preferred Delirium. The timeline in Pandemonium bounces back and forth between the past and the present, making it important for you to pay attention to the words "NOW" and "THEN" at the beginning of each chapter. Pandemonium was at times a bit predictable and the main character, Lena, seemed to whine a bit too much for my liking. I do, however, love the characters and am eager to see what happens in the next installation of the story.
Sarah Drew does a good job with the narration, but there are a couple of times when her voice was too quiet for me to hear the words clearly.
Although this review may seem harsh, I DID enjoy the audio and I am anxiously awaiting the next installment.
Lauren Oliver is a great writer, with lovely prose. She has created characters that are real, full, believable. Her dystopian world is stark, violent, disturbing. It's a world where emotion is disease and anathema, but the removal of such leaves people with no capacity for care or compassion, much less the deeper emotions.
In Pandemonium, Lena struggles to cope with her new life in the Wilds, with the rebels, fighting to survive. It is clearly a middle book, the story moving to a climax that can only be resolved in the as yet published Requiem.
It isn't as good as Delirium, but I still enjoyed the book. The narrator is excellent.
Now I'm with the others waiting for book 3.
Absolutely, I would, and have already! I loved the uniqueness of the main story, we've all read the boy meets girl and falls in love although it's forbidden, but it's the WHY that I found so interesting.
As I just stated, the circumstances under which the characters try to live was something I've not seen/read before. It had me wondering ” What if that were real?”. It certainly kept me interested and entertained.
All of them, but Hana and Lena are my favorite!
Oh heck, I don't know, lol.
Read this book,and the others
Really enjoyed the continuation of the story from book 1. The book flips back and forth between past and present and I liked that. A good way of giving context to the events in the current time.
The ending. I won't spoil it but there was a significant surprise. Can't wait for book three to see how that all unfolds.
Yes. I didn't listen to it in all one sitting, but did listen to it fairly quickly.
This is a great follow up to Delirium. Can't wait for Requiem! It expands on so much of the world Lena now lives in and we meet a whole new bunch of characters.
The introduction of the new characters, I connected with them much more than I did with the characters of Delirium.
I have only listened to Sarah Drew in this series and I liked her narration in both Delirium and Pandemonium.
I prefer audio books over reading, but that's just me!!!
The very end!
The first book of the series was the same narrator and I felt she did a great job.
It's A Small World After All
This book was adventure 24/7 and kept me wanting more!
I have to say that in the first book the narrator really bothered me. in this book, I found her style to be more comfortable. I really liked the fact that the book does go back and forth between then and now. However, it was difficult to see how the two were really tied together. It was almost like reading two different stories. Much faster paced than the first book.
The story is fast paced with a few twists and turns in it. I enjoyed seeing how the author developed the characters throughout the story from the last book to this one. The ending was good idea but a predictable set up for the next book.
Her narration is great! She is easy to listen to but isn't too slow.
The narrator did well. The story was interesting and different but you could see sometimes what was going to happen. Still as a sequel it was gripping. It kept me listening. The ending was as I stated not unexpected and so I probably won't continue with the series. Still up to this point it was and is a very well written story if a bit unbelievable with the heroines almost super human strength and endurance.
This series is a great summer read especially if you are coming off a Hunger Games addiction.
The Delirium/Pandemonium series rank in my top five.
The Delirium/Pandemonium series is similar to The Hunger Games or Divergent series in that they are placed in an alternate future (dystopian), but that's really where the similiarities end.
I enjoyed watching (in my mind) to Lena and Julian's relationship develop in the holding room.
Definately. I think I listened to it off and on, but finished in one day. Didn't want to turn it off. Then of course, we're stuck waiting for the third and final book in the series.
I love reading/listening to series, but if you're not the patient type, you might want to wait until the series is complete before buying them.