Monday, March 11, 2013

Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Series: Delirium (bk. 3)

Genera: Dystopian Sci-fi/Romance

Subjects: Love, resistance to government, disease, friendship, marriage, Maine

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 391 pgs. Plus 27 pages for the Alex story.

HC/PB: Hardcover

List Price: $18.99

Publisher: Harper

Summary/ product description: “They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.
But we are still here.
And there are more of us every day.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way 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 now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor.
Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings.
Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it.
But we have chosen a different road.
And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose.
We are even free to choose the wrong thing.
Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.”

My Rating: êêêêê

My Review: OHMYGOD WHY DIDIT HAVE TO END!!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!! That’s it? Thank goodness there’s a TV show coming soon. And that Alex short story was awesome!!! I LOVE ALEX!!! TEAM ALEX!!! (Warning:  Pandemonium and (minor) Requiem spoilers ahead)

I only finished Pandemonium and little more than a week ago. I was glad I waited, and mad that Alex wasn’t in Pandemonium. And was relieved that he was in Requiem, but disappointed about him not being with Lena. I don’t care for Julian. He’s like a sad puppy, not a super-hot, sexy guy like Alex. In Delirium, I was so happy and excited. Alex was making me feel swoony.

What also made this book a million times better is the switching perspectives! I already know that Hana would be the other perspective when Lauren hinted at it only a few months after the release of Delirium at a book signing, and she had mentioned the titles too. Hana is awesome, even if she got cured. She’s pretty much a Sympathizer. And her soon-to-be-husband/mayor is a jerk.

Right now I’m kind of overwhelmed so I don’t know how to review this. I wished I knew how to get GIFs so I could use those. So I’ll just describe the book with a lot of adjectives and nouns: Action, adventure, some romance, a lot of feels, a few deaths, excitement, frustration, sadness, crying, deception, forgiveness, surprises and thrills, and chills, and few really disgusting parts. That about sums it up.

Also some new characters, and old one. And Raven, Tack, Lu, Hunter, Bram.


Cover Art Review: Not sure that I like this one as much as the Pandemonium cover. The girls face is too generic eve if it’s supposed to be Lena. The flowers are nice. I love the stock the jacket is printed on, though. It’s not linen, but it is opalescent.

~Haley G
The End Is Here for the Delirum Trilogy!!! Read the 1st 2 books and the 3 short novellas: Hana, Annabel and Raven

1 comment:

  1. This was a REALLY hard book for me to review too! It's one of my favourite book series and I had to take a couple weeks just to THINK about how I really felt about this book. And let it fully sink in.

    I'm a huge Alex fan too <3 My heart just completely broke for him though. Did you read and enjoy his short story? It's my FAVOURITE. Gahh <3

    Brenna from Esther's Ever After