Thursday, October 24, 2013

Requiem by Lauren Oliver

(Delirium, #3)
by Lauren Oliver 
Released |March 5th 2013 by HarperCollins Children's Books|
Edition |Audio|

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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.

I had mixed feelings about this final book in the Delirium series. I was kind of expecting a lot more of this without really know that I was. As a whole this book was okay and as a whole this series was just okay too. In this final installment, Lena reverted back to being an annoyance for me. She was the definition of WHINY. And listening to the audio book and having the narrator mimic the whining was annoying as hell, but also kind of cool since she sounded just like I imagined she would. The thing that got me with this book was that I enjoyed Hanna's parts more than I enjoyed Lena's parts. I liked being inside of Hanna's head because I found her to be an interesting character and also seeing the things that she was going through. But what really made me dislike this book was the Lena, Alex, and Julian thing. I don't even want to get started because if I did, I would reveal spoilers. Overall, I was kind of disappointed in this trilogy. That's just me being honest. Would I recommend it? Maybe.


  1. I don't think there is a single person who really and truly enjoyed this conclusion. I never made it this far, I gave up halfway through book 1, but I don't regret it at all. Whiny characters are pretty much a deal-breaker for me.
    Great mini!

    1. lol It annoyed me to pieces! But I just wish things could have been either written different or was going about things another way.

  2. I even gave this book 1 star, so I guess you enjoyed it more than I did :p

    1. lol I suppose so. I was going to give it a 2, but I liked Hanna part enough to bump it up.

  3. Sorry you didn't like this. Sounds like a series I don't need to dive into anytime soon.

    1. I wouldn't make it a priority, but if you want to give it a try you should. I know some who really enjoyed the series.

  4. I've heard that a lot about the one-the ending was a major issue for them as well. I do own the first book but now I am a bit iffy because I can not stand when a good series has a bad ending. I'll probably give it a shot though!

  5. I gave it three stars too but I had so many of the same issues. i hated the end, hated the love triangles and couldn't stand Lena. Hana's chapters were the highlight for sure.