Thursday, April 18, 2013
Requiem by Lauren Oliver Review
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Harper Collins
Final book in the Delirium series
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.
There's been a lot of hype about this book. Before reading I had heard terrible things about the ending. So I was worried. With the way the second book left off I was honestly scared out of my mind. But I loved it. I thought it was amazing and well worth the wait.
This concludes Lena's story. Lena and Julian have fled to the wilds in hopes of safety. But, the wilds aren't so safe anymore. Alex, Lena's first love has also arrived in the wilds. Not only does Lena have a tough choice to make she also has a difficult fight ahead of her. All the while Hana has her own battle to face back in Portland.
I loved Lena in this. She was incredibly strong but still had her human emotions. What she was facing wasn't easy by any means. But she still handled everything well. Julian has never been my favorite but he was good to Lena and a sweetie. So I did enjoy him. Now Alex, has all of my heart forever. I loved seeing a different side of him. Yes, at times he was kinda a jerk but I think he's earned that. His reasoning is understandable. Let me just say these guys were accompanied by some amazing characters. I loved all the secondary characters with all of my heart. I loved the addition they all made to the story. I'm gonna miss these characters but I've enjoyed their adventure.
Man, this had an amazing storyline. I loved all the action and suspense. I loved that I couldn't predict the story. I loved the tension between characters. The only reason I didn't read this in one sitting is because I didn't want it to be over. Believe me when I say I cried my eyes out. Not because there was anything to be sad about, because the ending was perfect. I know a lot of people didn't like the openness of the ending. But, there was just enough to satisfy me. Yes it was open not every question was answered but I have an imagination. And I like the feeling that I can decide how I want it to end for me. Overall I'm sad to say goodbye. I thought the ending was perfect and I can't wait to see more from this author! If your scared for this pretty don't be! Give it a shot!