I had never heard of Lauren Oliver before the Delirium series, but am definitely a fan now.
I listened to the entire Delirium Trilogy back to back because I couldn't stop thinking about the characters. Requiem was the perfect ending for the series. To be totally honest, I'm sad to be at the end.
Delirium is a wonderful journey that I totally enjoyed traveling. I highly recommend it.
The narration was perfect. Sarah Drew not only made it clear who was speaking at any given time, she also somehow made it clear what each character was feeling. You can hear the emotion in the way each character speaks.
The story as a whole was great. It had a lot of potential to go many different ways. I feel with this being the last book in the series, the writer rushed the ending. There was a lot of build up that flowed from book one to book two, however, the third and final book was just RUSHED!!!!!! It wasn't until the very last few chapters that everything came to a head. The big story line the writer created was suddenly done! The characters went through so much struggles through out the series and to all of a sudden all their struggles be washed away with a snap of a finger. I felt as a reader, the story was just chopped. Horrible ending. This series really needed a fourth book to complete it the proper way.
I get the overall concept of what the writer wanted to portray, however I feel she could have still portrayed her concept well ending the series on a better note with giving the readers closure to each of characters stories.
The trilogy is worth a credit and a listen, it's not that it's terrible, the story is very interesting but I didn't like the direction the writer took the story in. By the end of this novel, Requiem, I was just so overwhelmed with frustration that I was rolling my eyes more often then not. There's a lot of things I would have done differently, things I would have added, things I would have took out and the ending is just painful!!! I finished all 3 books in 3 days, my headphones constantly in my ears while I done everything, I wanted it to get better, I couldn't wait to see how everything ended but all I get left with is a big heaping pile of unanswered questions, so yeah I'm frustrated...... Another thing I have to add is that Lana's constant whiny, childish, attention seeking, bull**** Is enough to make anyone half sick, I was ready to choke this girl and slap her until she quit crying. It just made her look weak, and pathetic and I could in no way relate to that type of character, I liked and respected Raven 100% more!!!!!
I was kind of let down by this book. I thought the storyline was a repetition of the last book. Also, it seems like the author didn't know how to finish the book, so she didn't and called it an "open ending."
I am 43 years old and this trilogy has become one of my favorites. It's definitely not just for young adults. Lauren Oliver's writing is captivating, but Sarah Drew's remarkable narration brings it to another level. She brought the story to life and I felt like I was right in the middle of it.
How to review such a perfect story, that is so tortured and is so beautiful, I don't know. All I know is that this series has made me cry, love, laugh, angry, and to just, feel so intensely. This series has got to be my favorite, ever.
Sarah Drew reads so beautifully even though I had a paper copy of this book I listened instead. I prefer to read but needed to make a long drive and decided to get the second book pandemonium as an audio book. i was so impressed instead of reading the third I just listened!!