Book Review – Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Delirium #3

Delirium #3

‘Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway 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 infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.

As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana’s points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.’ (Goodreads) (391 pages, 5th march 2013, HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Aargh… Why did Lauren Oliver finish a good series like that? I can live with the ending of Allegiant  because at least we know how it ends and what happens in the world. The same with the ending of the Shatter Me series… but here… What? 

I finished this book a few days ago, but I first wanted to sleep a bit and think about it some more…  I had to think about it a lot. Because I liked it. A lot. Going from the point of view of Lena to Hana, was a good choice. I liked it more than what she did in Pandemonium. And all the plot points where good and  everything was exciting and I read this book really quickly because I just needed to know how it would end. And then I came at the end and I turned the page expecting more… but there wasn’t anything more… Nothing, nada… For me, the story ended too soon, and I would have liked to have at least en epilogue of some sort to tell me more about the world and how it evolved and stuff like that. But I suspect Lauren Oliver did this for a reason, though one I will probably not like… 

Overall I liked this series and the development in the story, how Lena changes and the decision she makes. This will definitely be a re-read for me someday… but only after I learn to cope with this ending.

3,5 out of 5 stars… stupid ending… 


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