I’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:
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.