Friday, October 18, 2013


Requiem (Delirium, #3)

Today’s post is on Requiem by Lauren Oliver. It is the third in her Delirium Trilogy and is 418 including a 27 page short story about Alex in the end. The intended reader is young adult but if you have read the others in the series then you should read this one too. The cover has the main character Lena in close-up looking at the reader directly. The story is told from first person point of view from Lena and Hana changing from chapter to chapter. There is some language, violence but no sex in this book. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the dust jacket- 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 fiancĂ©e 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

Review- I have read all the of Delirium trilogy as they have come out but I was so disappointed with the final book. Oliver is an experienced writer, she knows how to plot out where her story is going, and that is my problem. Because I did not feel that she was ready to end this series. It is that or Oliver is going to write more in this world. She does not resolve the love interest problem or the government. The book just ends. All the characters from all the books are just left there with a ton of unfinished business. I do not know why Oliver chose to do that. It was very unsatisfying ending. There is not as much character growth in Requiem as there was in the second novel Pandemonium but that was fine until the end. The characters were dealing with all the changes from the second novel in this one and that was interesting and good. But the ending really just sucks all the good things that novels did because it just stops.

I give this book Two Stars out of Five. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.