Thursday, March 7, 2013

Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver

Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver
This is a young adult dystopian novel (Rated PG-13)
(Four Be Still My Hearts)

Book Summary

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.

My Review

From the moment the book started, I had high hopes. Of course, I didn’t get what I wanted. For a long while, I debated on continuing. Lately, I’ve had a real problem with love triangles. This is because authors are making it really hard to choose what guy to root for.

Alex of course was my front runner because he was introduced first. But then, typical, he was nowhere to be found in book two, leaving us with Julian, whom I didn’t want to like but found it hard not to. So what to do when everyone is brought together in the final book?

Without giving spoilers, I won’t say who I rooted for. Don’t read into my book boyfriend. Julian would have been that in the last book, so I chose Alex this time as I wasn’t blogging when the first book came out.

And I will also say I wasn’t a fan of the Hana POV. I just wasn’t interested in her life. But as the book progressed, it got better and by the end it all made sense.

Still, I was left wanting. The ending was not the best. I should know based on the author’s previous book how things would end. It reminds me of Shiver/Linger/Forever. Not quite as bad. In that series, we were left with a life and death question. Sorry authors, I don’t want to speculate if a character is going to live or die. Sorry. Opps, I hope that wasn’t a spoiler. Some didn’t mind it as much as I did. Still, here we are left with certain questions. I won’t tell you which ones. But they are a bit troublesome. When it ended, I waited for a second looking for an epilogue to answer those questions. Sorry.
Anyway, was it worth a read? Sure. Even with the ending.

Audio Review
Sarah Drew was just simply amazing. She really brought the story to life. I enjoyed her narration very much.
That said, here is my book boyfriend, Alex. (since he was cast in the part and isn't a bad choice, i'll go with Daren.)

OH, and since I went to the book signing for Lauren Oliver yesterday (release day), I do have a signed hard copy for a giveaway. But I don't have time tonight to set it up. Look for it in the next week.
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1 comment:

  1. Okay, just finished and came right here! Deep breath. The ending...I don't even..I just..I. Ugh. A little more closure would have been nice.

    You pretty much hit all my same thoughts.