Review: Requiem

1 September, 2014 / 4 Comments

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Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver

My Copy: eBook
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Purchased

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.


My Review

What you’re in for: Alternating POV. Resistance. Love triangle. Regret. Abuse. Dread. Suffering. Battle.

My Thoughts:
This time, the narrative alternates between Lena and Hana, between two very different worlds. I unexpectedly enjoyed this change. It was interesting seeing Hana’s point of view and to see what was happening on the other side.

Overall, I thought this was a good conclusion to the series. I remember seeing (before I started reading this series) a lot of people being disappointed with this final book. I don’t really see why. I do feel that the ending was a bit rushed and it left quite a bit up in the air. But, overall, I found it to be a satisfactory conclusion to an overall good series.

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4 Responses to “Review: Requiem”

  1. I agree with you about the ending. It was left a bit up in the air, which I know drove A LOT of people crazy, but in this one case I felt like it was appropriate because of the message that Oliver was trying to portray – hope in the face of uncertainty. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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