Published: February 28, 2012
Goodreads Blurb: 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.
Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
I enjoyed this book more than I did Delirium. I think it’s because of Lena’s inner turmoil. I also loved how the chapters went back and forth from her time in the wilds to her time now. Each time something in the present happened, she was able to relate to something she encountered with her makeshift family in the wilds.
The characters in the sequel are a little more harsh. But I think that’s because not all of them came from cookie cutter families. Julian reminded me so much of Lena while she was still in Portland. The difference in him though is that he did break rules before. He just didn’t get caught. The story of Julian’s brother and Blue had me almost in tears. So emotional.
There were a few things that bothered me. Although it’s the same narrator in both books, she pronounced Hanna’s name different. It’s a little thing, but it was enough to bug me. I also had the ending predicted by the middle of the book.
Even with all that, I’m anxious to see what happens in Requiem.