The final instalment in the internationally bestselling Delirium trilogy. The thrilling climax to one of the most eagerly awaited series since The Hunger Games and Twilight.
“I've started dreaming of Portland again. Like a monster from one of the ghost stories we used to tell as kids, the past has been finding its way in. It bubbles up through the cracks when I'm not paying attention, and pulls at me with greedy fingers. This is what they warned me about for all those years: the heavy weight in my chest, the nightmare-fragments that follow me even in waking life.I warned you, Aunt Carol says in my head. We told you, Rachel says...”
©2013 Lauren Oliver (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton
"The new Hunger Games . . . We loved the first two books, and spring sees the publication of the final instalment . . . With a movie trilogy in the pipeline too, you'd better get reading!" (Cosmopolitan)
"The final chapters of Lena Haloway's journey will have readers breathlessly turning the pages . . . A dystopian tour de force." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction . . . [Delirium] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale." (Sunday Times)
As a middle aged woman who loves geeky fantasy books I wondered if I was too grown up for this series but I was so wrong. I loved them and started to bore all my friends by recommending them. Wonderful characters, well written and well read. These books swept me up. I think I even "loved" them but don't tell the regulators!
"Was really enjoying till the ending"
Why oh why does this book finish when it does? I need resolution and to me I have no more resolution at the beginning of the book than the end. It definitely does not feel like a final book in a series.
If I ignore the ending however the premise and the characters are great. I really related to the fact that no course of action will result in that perfect happy ending. That sometimes you find yourself in situations that you never dreamed of ending up in.
So I guess what I am saying is that I came to end of the series still not hundred percent sure that love is a good thing and only thing I felt sure of was that process of becoming a loveless society had become corrupted. (N.B. I love a book that makes me a little confused on what is right or wrong). So well done to Lauren Oliver for that.
"Not as good as the first two - rubbish ending"
I loved these first two books, great stories interesting characters and a great plot.
I couldn't wait for the last, but I was left disappointed. Its still a good book, but I felt the ending was so lacking, it needed to go further and the book needed to be longer.
I enjoyed the Hanna story in this one, far more interesting and gripped me, and a really interesting domestic violence, controlling relationship explored for that character.
Lana was a bit dull in this story and the love triangle bored me, at the end I wanted more, it needed to go and explore what next, it didn't to me feel like a "leave the ending to your imagination" type ending, but an ending where the author ran out of inspiration and got bored.
Fantastic Narration. Worth a listen if you liked the others.
Okay so I will finally admit that the reason I listen to books like this is because I like soppy love stories (definitely not because I like dystopian story lines) - but the only truly satisfying love stories are the ones that end happy, and from the books I have been reading recently... I would say that there is no such thing as happy endings anymore!
I didn't enjoy the first two books as much because of my certainty that Lena would never find happiness even though love seems so within her reach also Lena is so emotional - I can't remember myself being that emotional or have I just forgotten? But I was satisfied with this ending, sometimes it better to leave something to the readers imagination! (Make my own happy ending maybe?)
I really liked this narrator too, I would definitely listen to other books she narrates if she changes genre - dystopian type books all seem to be the same and not really my thing in general.
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