Sunday, August 18, 2013


Lauren Oliver

Requiem (Delirium, #3)

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

Summary (from Goodreads):  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.

Review: I might have rated this book higher if I'd written the review in the middle of the book, instead of waiting until I'd finished it.  Having Hana's perspective of life as a cured was an interesting twist to the story, and I enjoyed hearing about Lena's life in the wilds and the start of the rebellion.  The love triangle was too forced; I didn't think Lena deserved either guy, but I also didn't think Alex deserved Lena.  An honest conversation would have helped everyone out immensely, and it drove me nuts that everyone kept pretending.  But the ending.  THE ENDING!  It was not an ending at all.  The only explanation that makes sense for the lack-of-an-ending is that the author is planning a surprise fourth novel to finish up the series. 

To read my review on Pandemonium, the second book in the series, click here.
To read Becky's review on Delirium, the first book in the series, click here.

Rating: 2.5 stars

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