Requiem Review

Title: Requiem
Series: Delirium #3
Author: Laruen Oliver
Acquired:  Library Book
Published: March 5, 2013
Goodreads Rating: 3.86
My Rating: 4.0

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My Thoughts:
I have been waiting to read this book, from the moment I read the last page of the second book in their series, Pandemoniem. I can probably safely say that many of us were in the same boat. Lauren Oliver definately has the art of ending her books on a cliff hanger down! And once again being a broke student I couldn't buy this book right when it came out, but luckly my library got this book ASAP and I read it the first day I was able to pick it up. Pushing some other books back on my TBR. OPPS :)

What I liked:  There is a very interesting discovery in this book, which I will not go into for those you that have not read the book yet, but it really caught me by surprise and I really liked what Lauren Oliver did with it. I know a lot of people have not liked the ending to this book, but I actually loved it. Yes there a lot things that are left unanswered, but to me that is what made the ending so realistic. The back that were was no "Happily Ever After." blah blah blah. And as a writers stand point, when there is no definite ending, it also leaves it open for a possible continuation of the story later on. I'm not sure if this is what Lauren Oliver was going with exactly, but hey I just wanted to through it out there. I also really liked getting to learn about Hana some more. She grew as a character for me in this book and I really liked seeing how the cure effects her.  

What I Didn't Like:  My biggest problem with this book was the beginning. After waiting for over an year after that an amazing ending to book 2, I kind of wanted Book 3 to pick up where it ended. With that same action packed energy and it didn't. You almost had to go through about 50 pages before anything was even really discussed about the big cliff hanger. 

But alas that is another series that ended this year. 

Have you read Requiem or the Delirium series? And if so what are your thoughts? I would love to know! 


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