Books | Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian
The third and final book in Lauren Oliver’s powerful New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose. Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion has ignited into an all-out revolution, 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. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.
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"*spoilers* I loved the delirium trilogy! This book was an amazing conclusion to the story and I think that the story was finished up well. At the beginning of the book, I was a little hesitant about reading from Hana's perspective because I had never really been a big fan of her character partially because of her snobbiness, but throughout the book I began to like her more and more. By the end of the book I was happy with Hana and the choices she made. Reading from Lena's perspective was as it always is -amazing. I was a little annoyed with both Lena and Alex through the whole book, until about the last chapter or so. Annoyance with Lena, because of her and Julian. I have never really liked Julian and their constant togetherness in this book did not help. Annoyance with Alex, because of his ignoring Lena and hanging out with Coral (even though I liked Coral, I wanted Alex and Lena to be together). Lena definately defined the old phrase, "love is blind" in several ways and Alex showed that when you have love, you would do anything to make the person you love happy. I really liked the ending of Requiem, and felt like it concluded very well allowing a lot of happy endings and some not so happy :( (poor Raven) but maybe we will get to find out what happens to those characters in the future."
"Update: After thinking about this a while, I have changed my mind about this book. I loved the way it ended. I've even given it another star.<br/><br/>That's it? I will admit that I like open ended conclusions but this ending was just way too abrupt. I feel no satisfaction with this book at all, especially since the first two books were so enjoyable. I liked the portions that focused on Hana and thought her story was much more interesting. I'm also glad that there was no real focus on what I thought was going to be a love triangle."
"I loved it. Hated the ending. I needed more. I want to know what happens now but I guess I’ll never know "
"WOW. The ending is so gorgeous. I really love how she left it open to the readers. All in all, this book series is fantastic "
"3.5 stars actually. This series has a really good message buried under the survivalist, kill-or-be-killed drek. <br/><br/>Love doesn't conquer all. It is only in being open to its possibilities, it's frailties, it's brokenness and wonder that makes you free. <br/><br/>I like girls who can take care of themselves. Lena is a fighter. She's a protagonist I can get behind. That being said, she is an irritating member of a somewhat lame love triangle. I've become jaded against love triangles lately. Three's a crowd. That's all there is to it. <br/><br/>The constant fighting (because any times of peace are glossed over and time-jumped out of the story) in a desperate effort to keep the plot moving was jarring and tiring. That being said, the plot did need a bit of prodding now and again. <br/><br/>All in all, good writing, good message and good characters (if somewhat derived and 2-dimensional). I enjoyed the series. It won't be a memorable favorite to go back to someday. <br/>"