Book: Requiem (#3 Delirium) Author: Lauren Oliver File Type: Paperback Release date: March 5th 2013 Publisher: Harper Collins Children's books.
They have tried tosqueezeus out, to stamp us into thepast.
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.
Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. OKAY. I can do this. I CAN DO THIS!
I wasn't expecting anything when I jumped
into this one. I've read a lot of reviews and I trust the viewpoint of each and
every friend of mine. I was so disappointed by the response because this series
is like my baby. I mean as far as I can remember , Delirium has
always been one of my favourites! Could be because of the whole forbidden love
shebang or could be because Lauren Oliver's writing appeals to the reader that
I am. I wasn't even planning to read this one because my treacherous fingers
had a mind of their own and clicked onto spoilers..yes you notice the 's' after
the word 'spoiler'? Yes, that's right. They clicked on MANY spoilers. So I
already knew what was going to happen.
And I was pretty sure that I was not going to like it.
BUT. I did like it.
Call me stupid but this is exactly how I felt when I
finished reading Pandemonium. Funny thing is, at that point of time, I was
emotionally shattered and blown away by it and I was dying. And now when I
think about how I feel about Pandemonium, I'm all Meh.
Maybe it's just the high of the moment. Or maybe it's
because I didn't actually mind the end. I don't know. But for now, I really did
like what I got. And it was totally unexpected. Did I want a clear cut solution
of the problem that is Alex-Lena-Julian? Yes. But here's the thing. I'm
pathetically involved with this series and the end that Oliver wrote was
exactly what I needed.
And about the double POV's between Lena and Hana, there were
moments where I felt that I just wanted to read Lena's POV and there were
moments where I just wanted to listen to Hana. Either way, it all worked out
okay in the end. And fit well.
Maybe after a few months, when I'll think about this book
again, I would be fairly unhappy with the ratings I'm giving it now, but for
now, It's alright and I'm satisfied.