Hey guys! I hope you’re having a great day and this is my review to Lauren Oliver’s Requiem which is the third and final book in the Delirium Trilogy.
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.
I could not put this book down. I wasn’t sure why I couldn’t put it down, I feel like I was so excited after the ending of Pandemonium to get started with this book. But this book was slightly more of a disappointment. Not entirely! Just a little bit.
I am not sure whether I was happy or sad with the ending of this book. I feel pretty conflicted about everything. There were a lot of questions that rose up in my mind while reading this book.
Was Hana really important enough in this storyline to have her own point of view? I understand that Oliver must have done this to reveal some facts about the world of the Cureds, but really . . . Hana’s point of view was an on and off thing for me. I wasn’t sure whether or not I really liked it. At some points we learned a lot of revelations through Hana, and in others, not so much.
How does the love triangle between Julian, Lena, and Alex even work out? It is pretty evident that Alex is a two-year-old and clearly in this book for the point of making me want to bang my head on the wall. When was the last time Alex was this infuriating?! Right, never. Then why the sudden character change? I understand that he went through a lot but still, doubting Lena like that and then . . . ugh. And after all this time, I am still Team Alex. What is wrong with me?
Why is Lena so dislikable at some points? I felt like Lena just wanted to talk bad about everyone. Just all the time, she is yelling at Julian, at Alex, and even at Coral at one point. Why Lena! I felt like Lena was so self-centered in this book! She’s thinking about how she loves one boy more than the other, but in all honesty, she’s just being selfish and not thinking about others!
But still . . . I liked this book. I didn’t hate it, but for me, I was slightly disappointed because I expected a lot more from the conclusion. The first two hundred pages were great for me! But then it began to drag out a lot. I expected a lot more from this book, but a lot of it was kind of planning and scratching down and travelling while making plans. But the good thing was there was still that action going that made this book enjoyable. But I was still disappointed.
What’s it with the Delirium Trilogy and cliff-hanger endings? WHAT HAPPENS?! WE DON’T KNOW. WE DON’T KNOW. SO NOW I HAVE TO SPEND EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE LIVING BECAUSE WE HAVE NO CLUE GUYS. NO CLUE.
Overall, I would recommend this series to everyone! It honestly depends on whether or not you like the last book, but the first two books are worth it! This book is great and as a writer, Lauren Oliver is truly talented. Up to the point where I am ready to check out more of her books! She is truly talented!
Thanks for reading my review guys! And until the next one! :D