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
No I liked it all. It ws very enjoyable and I liked the character analysis
Yes, because you can sit back and relax while the narrator paints the picture in your mind!
The little girl playing with the doll head and singing.
She brings to the book a voice and emotions.
This 3rd book was as good as the first 2 and left me wanting more. It was a bit slower but I liked how the chapters switched between two characters and their point of views! As a whole, I recommend this dystopian trilogy!
It was really good I couldn't wait to rea des it . The only bad part was it ended
Whole different world but not . It just a book that once you started it
Was hard to put down
When she first came face to face with her mother
The ending left me wanting more. It came to fast
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
Way too dramatic.
I really liked the first two books. This book was SO dark! Though in all fairness, with Requiem as a title, I should have known. I skipped ahead several chapters to see if the ending was lighter, and even the ending was heavy! Not her best work. Will be requesting a refund.
I felt a bit cheated by this ending. It felt rushed and hollow. If I didn't know it was a trilogy, I would expect another book just to really make the story whole and complete. Overall, it is a beautifully crafted and written story...just needed a bit more.
Sarah Drew is magnificent and was a perfect choice for this series.
Audio books are my new favorite thing, I'm catching up on so many books. If you know any good dystopia novels, please recommend them to me!
I think I formed a really high standard for this series based off the first two books and this third book just didn't live up to that standard.
The story was still incredibly exciting and well performed. The author writes beautifully and shared some really interesting thoughts through this last book. I think I was just let down a little by how everything ended; with the story and with the characters.
I'll stop there so as to not give anything away but I still highly recommend this series, just wanted a tiny bit more from this book.
I enjoyed the way the book took us through the separate decisions that both Lena and Hana ultimately make. Yet there is still a little room for your own conclusions at the climatic end. I read the first two of the trilogy books long before Requiem came out and feel I need to go back and listen to all three when I have the opportunity. Requiem features the changes in Lena from the young girl, new in the wilds, not knowing her way to becoming a young woman who wants to be a leader. There are losses as you would expect in any type of war. I was a bit disappointed in some of Lena's actions as she is torn between Justin and Alex. I guess that has to do with the fact that she is still a teenager despite all she has been through. But in the end, I believe love finds its way to win.
I don't have a favorite.
She protrays the extreme highs and lows of youth; including their passions/highs and despair/lows in the difficult situations. I enjoyed her performance. Lena is very dramatic and Sarah plays her very well.
I did listen to it in two days; falling asleep the first night with it on and having to rewind to where I fell asleep the next day.
In the 6 years since I have been an Audible member, there are some books in my collection that are better than others. I would recommend this trilogy if you like the genre and don't mind an ending that leaves a little to imagination. One of my complaints is the way Lena handles the love triangle with Alex and Julian during the middle of this final book. I guess it means that even when lives are in danger and young people are forced to grow up beyond their years, at times they will still act their age. Nothing wrong with that. Maybe it makes it even more believable.