Pandemonium - ooooh boy, did I like this book. I just remember the end of the book had my eyes BULGING, it was so good!
The synopsis I found isn't so helpful, but basically Pandemonium alternates between Now and Then - the Now being Lena's foray into the city to help the Invalids (whether knowingly or not) bring down the DFA followers of the Book of Shhh (worst name every) and the (in)voluntary inoculations against love. The Then being right after Lena escapes into the Wilds without Alex in tow.
And although the book did drag it parts, the ending is so freaking good - I couldn't handle it. Gahhh, I just want to talk TALK about it.
- Originality: 7 - I really love this story, and I feel like although I've definitely read a few versions of the elimination of love in the future - this one stands out amongst the other as a unique take on the experience!
- Absurdity: 7 - That being said, sort of absurd story line. Specifically (the part that made me giggle) the people who live underground in the old subway tunnels that "help" Lena and Julian escape. Second most absurd part? That Julian could ever take the place of Alex.
- Level of
ParanormalRomance: 4 - I did not get that loving feeling between Julian and Lena. That being said, that doesn't mean I'm not pulling for serious love triangle dramatics in the third installment of this series
- Level of Harry Potterness: 6 - Again, though it was a little slow in certain parts, I thought that overall this was a very solid read. I really loved it!!
PS- want more Pandemonium (and not the Lower-East-Side-without-power-on-Halloween-kind)? Check out Grad Student's review here!