I absolutely love love love this series by Lauren Oliver. She is one of my favorite women authors. If Lauren continues to give us such wonderfully powerful books such as these she will have a bright future.
As for the narrator Sarah Drew I can not sing her praises enough. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED her narration of each character. Especially Lana and Alex's fight scene when he tells her what kept him alive. I was practically in tears from that performance. If I were Lauren Oliver I would insist on having Sarah Drew narrate each and every one of my books. And if she wasn't available at the time I would wait until she is, that's how awesome she is. I would recommend this book, absolutely!
The story was interesting, the reader well matched and I thought the concept was good. Spoiler alert: When the female character uses another guy, and then throws him over, I don't have any respect for that character. "Don't tell me you love me - here let me kiss all over you". "Please give me time but I'll continue to sleep next to you every night". The poor guy ends up getting hit right between the eyes - down for the count when he is dumped. With the girl throwing herself at him at every chance, how could he ever see it coming. I found that bit distracting - the story could stand without it. At one point, when she was all over the first guy again, I wondered what she was going to do - take him back to the tent to sleep with her and the second guy? I always think both guys should walk away and find someone better. That back and forth is like a character flaw in a book. I did like the main story, but the so called romance was annoying.
Great story and loved all of it till the end. The end wasn't bad but wish there was an ending instead of leaving it all open at the end.
This is not my usual fare, but I read this series because I watched the first episode of the Delirium TV show and was curious about the story. While not exceptional, the story and plot were interesting enough that I stayed with it through three books. While I could have predicted the ending pretty well from about the first quarter of the first book, I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if the author had developed the ending over many chapters, not just a few paragraphs.
I think Lauren Oliver did her readers a disservice by simply throwing the end together, as if she was about to exceed her word limit and needed to end the story as quickly as possible.
Based on my experience with this last book in the series, I seriously doubt I'll be reading any more of her books in the future.
I'm still really mad at the main character for not checking the cells while she was there. I just find it hard to believe and I can't get past it. One of my book buddies thinks I'm crazy and is absolutely in love with the trilogy but I'm just having a hard time getting past that one part. Overall, it was a good story but I don't think I'll read it again.
Man the last book is SUCH a disappointment!! The story felt rushed and chaotic, not slow and contemplative like the first two. The main character is now officially annoying going back and forth and back and forth. Main characters become uncharacteristic without enough explanation and the end has this pretty rushed bow placed on top, while missing way too much detail. Its tough to make a whole series successful, but the first two books were at least cool.
Yes of course.
Yes, Sarah Drew is an wonderful narrator. I think she brought a lot of depth to the characters.
The end, which was very bittersweet,because i loved what was happening but I was SO SAD that it was over.
Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast.
Lauren Oliver is really a joy to read. Her skill level is definitely higher than I've come to expect from YA authors. I also was fortunate to listen to the audiobook version of these books which are narrated by the very excellent Sarah Drew. She especially shined in this book doing both Hana and Lena's voices.
This book has the perspectives of both Hana and Lena. Usually this method doesn't work well but for this story particularly it was great. We get to see the unraveling from the resistances' side and also the cured side. It was especially interesting to me to see how Hana changed after the cure as this concept was intriguing to me from the beginning.
You still have a love-triangle technically in this book but I was okay with it due to the personality change in Alex for the last two books. It's an interesting foil. I also appreciated that there wasn't a lot of make-out scenes. She focused on the real story here - the desire for the freedom to choose.
Female YA authors often can't close the deal on the story. Although I felt it was obvious how the series would end, it was neat to see the details and think about the ramifications on the society. And no epilogue yea! She doesn't feel the need to lay out exactly where things will go but there's enough hints to leave you satisfied.
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I have been waiting for this audiobook for what seems like forever. After being completely engrossed and transported by the first two in this series Delirium – Delirium Trilogy Book 1 and Pandemonium – Delirium Trilogy Book 2, I jumped at the chance to pre-order on Audible and waiting for an excruciatingly long 2 weeks for it to become available for download, woke up earlier than normal to download and sync to my ipod so I could start listening as soon as possible.
After listening to the first 30 minutes or so I realized that I could remember very little of where the storyline left off, after a while I didn’t care, because I was sucked into the story and couldn’t hardly stop listening. Requiem: Delirium Trilogy, Book 3 is an action packed, edge of your seat, dystopian love triangle adventure set in the future of the United States. Oliver continued her Delirium trilogy magnificently, I could hardly turn it off when someone needed to talk to me. This book is told from the perspective of Lena our well-known protagonist of the series and focuses on her role within the resistance, and from the perspective of Hana, this I believe was so we are reminded how the “zombie” society lives. I would really like to know why Oliver chose to end this story the way she did, it could have been easily continued on into another set of books or actually ended in a way that makes sense. This entire audiobook was an amazing thrill ride until the last 20 minutes or so and then the storyline and everything that Oliver set out to create dissolved. All this being said, if you have read/listened to the previous 2 books you are going to want to finish the series and mostly will not be disappointed.
Sara Drew’s narration completely and totally entranced me, I am pretty sure that this audiobook would have still been good had some one else done the narration, but Drew made it absolutely incredible. Even though Drew has one of those voices that sounds exactly like what I think a teenage girl sounds like, she is so much more dynamic than that. I am going to be looking for more titles narrated by Drew because I like her style and her ability to get my heart pounding.
I enjoyed the book as part of the trilogy
It left me wanting a different ending