Monday, April 29, 2013

Review: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Requiem (Delirium, #3)
This is SUCH a big face.
Why are these covers like this?

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(GoodReads).

I have finished the Delirium series! Let's get right down to a review of Requiem by Lauren Oliver.

Originality: 3. At this point the series is well established and nothing new comes in, but I miss all the cool "history" excerpts from book one about the disease and society.
Absurdity: 7. YO A LOT of New England gets walked across. I felt like this was a bit insane, to be walking to Maine from Connecticut.
Level of Paranormal Romance: 4. OH MAN. So much goes unsaid in the love department. It made me crazy, since the cliffhanger in the last book (at least in my opinion) deserved action! Also I have had an epiphany about teen romances in books. Whether it is because I have a twin sister, or was exposed to Gilmore Girls at an impressionable age, I share literally EVERY EMOTION I ever have. Because of this I have trouble with characters who keep things secret.  The strong silent type- lets change this to the strong chatty type. Also, Julian 4-eva.
Level of Harry-Potterness: 4. Book two was my favorite, but I really liked Hana's POV here. Overall, I didn't find this read as lyrical as the first or second.


  1. Oh yes, I'm on Team Julian also! Great review :)

  2. I kind of lost interest in this series. I may give this one a read eventually. Great review though! Also, Team Julian.

    1. I totally understand why. I WANTED to like this book, but it didn't grab me.

  3. eehhhhhh... I'll get here... eventually. And I'm with you about characters sharing their feelings! I can only think of once when a character was talking and I was like NO KEEP THAT SECRET and I was wrong. It all worked out.


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