Publisher’s summary: This exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States.
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.
With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex, the boy she thought was dead. Sophisticated and wide-ranging, Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to a thrilling conclusion.
My take: What??? That’s it? No more? HEY! Lauren Oliver! Are you REALLY going to leave it there? No FREAKIN’ WAY! Soooooo not cool! I’m not alright with this at all!
Anyways, as for this book! It rocked!!! I literally consumed this book pretty much in just one sitting. And it was phenomenal! Ahem…other than that ending! What the?!?!? I’m going to try really hard to NOT just talk about the ending of Requiem throughout this review…even though that is all I can really think about.
But, before I finish my review, I have to say I’ve noticed that a lot of people are saying they have been not quite happy with this book because of the ending, and I totally understand why. But I think if they did what I did, which was that I put my feelings about the ending aside and instead thought, “If I knew there was going to be another book in this series…what would I think about this one?” And my answer would be, “It’s probably one of the best books I’ve read in a while, and I’m a totally obsessive fan!” No lie! It’s probably my favorite of the three books in the Delirium trilogy.
And the reason is because there were just so many awesome things that happened in this book. This book got my heart seriously pumping with some of the intense moments, it made me shed tears multiple times and, believe it or not, I actually grew to adore Hanna! And from what I hear, if I had read the Hanna Novella before reading Requiem I might not have even liked her! So I hate to say it, but I’m happy I didn’t read it because I really do like her! Overall, my favorite scene in Requiem is an exchange between Alex and Julian!!! It was brilliant! So unbelievably brilliant! Oh, and if you didn’t know, I’m totally Team Alex!
OK…so by now you get the picture…other than that ending, I was super excited and extremely thrilled with this book! There is a lot of action and drama that happens near the end of the book and I loved it…all of it! But it just wasn’t enough. I want more! But I’m going to stop talking before I start revealing some spoilers. Enjoy!
Have you read Requiem yet? If yes, what did you think about that ending? Do you think that Lauren should at least give us a Novella of what happens after the book? If you haven’t read Requiem yet, I’d love it if you would stop by after you’ve read it and tell me your thoughts! OH! And I’m determined to get my hands on the exclusive short story about Alex in the hardcover printing.
Check out the teaser I posted of Requiem HERE!