This exciting finale to Lauren Olive's New York Times best-selling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.
After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.
As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.
With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex, the boy she thought was dead. Sophisticated and wide-ranging, Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to a thrilling conclusion.
©2013 Laura Schechter (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
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Before I bought this book, I saw several reviews about how bad the ending was. I, for one, feel that it was a great ending. Maybe we don't get to find out all the details, but we get to imagine all the possibilities instead, which I think is a better way to end the story. It's a great trilogy and I loved the characters. Great book and well worth the time to read (listen)!!!!
i found it very difficult at times to listen, every sentence spoken with such over the top ENTHUSIASM; picture reading a note from your high school buddy where every sentence ends with 4 or 8 exclamation points, a few thrown in here and there in the middle of sentences.... just to get their point across. Story was good and once i made it through the first one (the best one imho) i had to listen to the other two.
This is a general review for the whole Delirium series. Maybe 4 STARS isn't fair. After all, I really liked this series. The story and the characters were extremely well-written. If I were a fan of dystopia -- not that this is a dystopian novel, exactly -- I think I would have rated it 5 STARS. It's just that so many bad things happened and, in my opinion, not enough good things were there to even it out. Obviously, that's a personal preference. That being said, it was still really good and I definitely recommend it.
i love the book! this is my second time reading it. but what i didn't like was some of the readers voices. they sounded way over the top and exaggerated. not all voices have to be completely different.
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."
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