Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium Trilogy #2)

Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver

Hi guys I hope you are all having a great day and this is my review to Lauren Oliver’s second book in her Delirium Trilogy, which is called Pandemonium.


I’m pushing aside 
the memory of my nightmare, 
pushing aside thoughts of Alex, 
pushing aside thoughts of Hana 
and my old school, 
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.


Before I start off my review today, I would like you guys to know, that Delirium was my first ever book review on BookLikes. I actually remember writing it a long time ago when I first joined BookLikes because I was so excited! And in a post long after reviewing Delirium I mentioned (even though there were no readers, lol) that I would read Pandemonium after a while because for some odd reason I couldn’t get the next book. So, I saw this and the third book shelved right next to each other in the library a few days ago and I knew that if I didn’t start finishing this fast I would never finish the Delirium Trilogy. I don’t know why I didn’t read it like I did with other series . . . I just don’t know.


Anyway: here’s the link for my first ever BookLikes review:

(And very poorly done since I was just so excited to write something as fast as I could, anyone else had this situation, too?)


Okay, now we shall begin.


Lena was much more fun to read about in this book! I was so excited when I saw her fighting off all those Scavengers! And reading about the way she had to survive in the Wilds was so sad for me to read because I didn’t expect the ending of the first book. But this book was great! I had a lot of fun reading this, and this book was just as good as the first one!


I liked the character of Raven, because she was a woman who had to tough it out in the Wilds in order to survive. Reading the moments in which Lena would eventually see a part of Raven was really heart-warming because it showed a great job letting the readers know that the “Invalids” are actually just people like us (or our emotions) who are just struggling to survive.


I had some suspicions about the ending, I actually guessed a lot of things. Except for one thing. That was a bomber.



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Did the love triangle that formed between Alex, Lena and Julian really work? I can’t tell, but I like both of them! (Okay, actually I like both of them as characters but I’m Team Alex)


I think this storyline was also a faster pace than Delirium was. I kept on reading, and the prose was beautiful as always.


When Julian was first introduced, I knew that he and Lena would end up falling in love! Also, I knew that the lady who saved Lena from getting arrested was probably Annabel. She was the only option I could think of since she knew Lena’s name. I didn’t hate Raven in the end even though she planned out the entire thing with Tack. I had a feeling that it was time for a revolution, because the regulators are now starting to go out into the Wilds and just bomb anything to make sure that they’ve gotten rid of them all.

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I would recommend this book to people who want to try out dystopian. This book is beautiful, and Lauren Oliver’s prose will literally blow you away! I was so excited when I read this! Give this book a try! If any of you have already read this, then comment below on your thoughts of the book!


Thanks for reading my review guys, and until the next one! :D