Review: REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver

REQUIEM 03/05/13
Delirium, Book Three
by Lauren Oliver
ISBN: 978-0062014535
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 400
Source: Audible
Rating: ♥♥

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. Of Pandemonium, ALA Booklist noted that “like all successful second volumes, this expands the world and ups the stakes, setting us up for the big finale.”

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. 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.

With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with...

My Thoughts:

My dear REQUIEM. I have looked forward to this last novel in the DELIRIUM trilogy for quite some time and yet never have I felt so disappointed in a series finale. I purposefully waited a few months hoping that my feeling would change but they have not so here I go.

When PANDEMONIUM ended on a such a cliff hanger that I could not wait to see what would happen next in this series. So much was left unanswered. So much to look forward to, but instead of feeling satisfied I was left more confused and wanting to hurl my book into the nearest wall.

WHY? (Spoilerific you are warned)

First of all I disliked the fact that the POV changed. I could not tolerate Hana and whenever she came into the scene I was practically bored to tears and kept speeding through her parts. GRRRRR! Then I was left hanging in regards to whom Lena decided to stay with, are you serious Lauren Oliver? You string me along for this series and then cannot give me the satisfaction of whom Lena choses to be with. GRRRR! GRR! Then I get to the ending at the major plot points are left dangling like participles in the wind of WTF.

What I can always admire is Lauren Oliver's lyrical quality of writing. It is beautiful and haunting and there are moments that she can squeeze a tear or two out of my eyes, but it wasn't enough this time. I'm sad because this series had such promise but it failed to deliver.

If you're a fan of this series be forewarned of what you are getting yourself into and if you can be open you may enjoy this last book. I hope that someone proves me wrong :)


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