Publisher: Harper Collins
*This review contains spoilers from the previous books in this series.
Delirium hooked me in, Pandemonium got my heart racing and left me with hope, and then came Requiem, the final installment of this unique more than meets the eye trilogy, and it let me rest in peace, for the most part.
I’m going to come right out and say it and talk about the ending first. I’m satisfied. That’s right, I’m sure you have heard by now about the ending of this trilogy that it doesn’t exactly tie up all the loose ends (well now you have anyway). I’m not overly happy, but I can see why it would end this way, without answering every question, and it doesn’t bother me. It gave me hope and that after all is a very important emotion to have. It was almost like it gave the readers a choice, something people that are cured don’t really have. Something worth reading/fighting for if you get my drift.
Now let’s go back to the beginning. When I first started reading this book I was anxious but cautious. I have not yet read the novellas that go along with this series, so I was very hesitant at reading from Hannah’s point of view. I mean she wasn’t even really in the last book and not to sound too cold, but I didn’t really care about her. My focus was on Lena and Alex among some others. Don’t worry Delirium fans I soon changed my mind. Hannah’s perspective added loads of awesomeness to this book. It made everything seem more real, urgent, and important. Oliver seamlessly switched between Lena and Hanna. Not a single time did I get frustrated, and that is saying something.
What to look forward to when reading this (without giving away any spoilers):
- Oh Alex… I can never get enough of you.
- Julian, I’m still not a fan, but thanks for trying. You are chivalrous.
- We learn a lot more about Lena’s mom.
- Hannah is back in one of the most important roles of the series.
- This book is more about the resistance than anything else. Cue the suspense and action.
- Lauren Oliver doesn't disappoint with more beautiful writing.
I can’t wait to see what more of my fellow bloggers and friends think of the end of this trilogy. Even though it is over… I will always love Alex.
So pretty much I’m telling you to read it. If you are new to this series then you should start from the beginning. If you are already a fan… then what are you waiting for?!
RATING 4/5 Buy Requiem