I'm pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame.
Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times best seller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
©2012 Laura Schechter (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
The surprise ending is the best (and most frustrating) moment of the book!
"What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same." - Salman Rushdie
Yes, I was pleasantly surprised with this series. The second installment was just as engaging and entertaining as the first.
Uglies both books the people are lied to and changed.
The very end when she realizes that Alex is still alive
I liked the story line and the way the author gave the main character strenght and courage to go forward when everything seemed lost.
I liked that Lena was able to pick up the pieces of her life and build a new life for herself without giving up her identity.
Love, love, love this book. I loved the new characters specially Raven and Julian. I can't wait to read the next one.
I'm a pharmacist that loves listening to audible on my commute to and from work every day! My library is growing fast! The different narrators are fascinating....really bring these stories alive:). Makes for a joyful commute!
I haven't read the print version, but I enjoy Sarah Drew's fascinating narration.
This is a one of a kind story!
Yes! She is excellent as always.
The beginning and the end....shocking!
Left me wanting to hear more! I will listen again before the final book is released.
I think of the 2 audio books i have already bought I would rank this as the best.
I loved the ending the most. It was unexpected and kind of bittersweet (since the last book doesn't come out until 2013)
Lena, of course. I also really like Julian Fineman.
I think I'm going to have to come up with a story to get me by before the 3rd comes out! Again leaves you hanging and you can see it coming just a little... but still a little shocked! LOVE =)
Yes. The narrator makes a huge difference. She really makes you feel like you are there.
Without giving away too much, My favorite scene was when she was rushed into a van tryin to take "a strangers" mask off.
Ahhh! Why must we have to wait so long before Requiem comes out!?
I was enthralled with the first book in this trilogy, Delirium. The intensity of living in the city with prying eyes always on the main character, Lena, and the forbidden love of the couple adds a layer to the story that's hard to top. Pandemonium was good, but just not AS good as the first. The story line changes so drastically because of the change in scenery and Alex getting shot at the end of the first book. Lena, too, changes in so many ways that she's hardly the same girl from Delirium. Although that may have been true to Lena's journey, it was a disapointment for me. I was hoping for the next chapter in Lena's story but instead, read a book about an entirely different girl. I was super dissapointed that she didn't spend more time mourning Alex or searching for his family in the wilds he introduced her to on their first trip out. Despite these criticisms, I did enjoy the book - the writing is still excellent and the narrator is superb. I'm excitedly looking forward to the final book, whenever that comes out. Also, (no spoilers) but I saw the ending coming and was dissapointed that Lena didn't.
It never stopped, and it was even better than the first book. It was just captivating.
Did I mention that it's better than the first one? I just loved it. I highly recommend this series. The first book was a little more young adult-ish. This one is for all ages and captivating for anyone who can read.
This is the second book. Read the first and immediately downloaded the second. Now the long long wait for the third.
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