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
This has got to be one of if not the best books I have ever read! The series is so powerful and emotional and truly captures what it is like to fight for something. This was just such an amazing series and am so sad it is over!:( Sarah Drew did an AMAZING job capturing both Lena and Hana in this book. Just everything about it was so amazing and perfect! Bravo. Outstanding.
Audiobook addict but if I go through the trouble to write a review, I must feel VERY strongly about it.
This book switches back and forth from Hanna to Layna. Of course it is good but I personally didn't enjoy it quite as much as the 2nd book. It's always sad when a series ends and I find myself wishing there was more. All good things must come to an end however, and I will be satisfied having thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy.
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.
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