Book Review: Requiem – A Delirium Novel

Posted March 27, 2013 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments

Requiem - Lauren OliverI’ve been really busy this year so far, and I’ve really fallen behind on my book reviews. One of the books I read the other week was Lauren Oliver’s Requiem. This book is the 3rd and final book in her Delirium trilogy. In the story, Lena discovers that the Wilds are no longer safe, forcing her and her friends to have to fight to survive. Not only does Lena have to battle the Cured, but she also has some personal battles to fight. In the synopsis according to Goodreads:

Book Review: Delirium

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.

Unlike the previous two novels in the series, Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana’s point of view. This was a nice change of pace since I have always wondered what became of Hana, and was glad Oliver brought the character back. What I didn’t like, however, was how Hana’s story ended. I don’t want to spoil, but I didn’t feel like I got the closure I was looking for. Speaking of which, I also didn’t find the ending of the trilogy to be very satisfying, and wonder if maybe Oliver is thinking of writing a 4th book sometime in the future. Though I did enjoy the book, I have to admit that out of the three books, Requiem was my least favorite in the series.

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0 responses to “Book Review: Requiem – A Delirium Novel

      • I think I enjoyed the second book the most. I feel like it had the most action (her writing tends to make things go a bit slow).
        I have not read Divergent yet…I am waiting until the third and final installment is released in October. That way I can devour them all in one go!
        This is what I did with the Hunger Games trilogy, and I’m so thankful that I did…I would have had a coniption fit if I had to wait several months for “Mockingjay” to be released!

        • The 2nd is my favorite, too. OMG, I wish I had that much restraint, because like you said I am crazed. I did follow the waiting approach for TMI, because I had heard book 4 made people angry, so I waited until 5 came out. So glad I did. If you feel that way about series, then I will warn you not to read A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. He’s been writing that for like 30 years. I live in fear Game of Thrones will run out of story because he’s so friggin’ slow! Don’t get me wrong, it’ a fantastic series. That’s the problem. *sighs*

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