Thursday, April 11, 2013
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.
But we are still here.
And there are more of us every day.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way 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 now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor.
Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings.
Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it.
But we have chosen a different road.
And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose.
We are even free to choose the wrong thing.
Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.
I loved Requiem. I was a little upset because it was the last book in my favorite series. I’m not sure if Lauren Oliver is going to write another young adult series, but I hope she does. When I found out the book had alternating points of view between Hana and Lena, I was a little nervous. Usually I can’t stand alternating points of view in a book. However, it worked in Requiem. I was glad the reader got to see Hana’s point of view. I liked her. I was sad when she wasn’t in Pandemonium. I couldn’t stand Hannah’s husband, Fred. He was a complete jerk. I can’t even think of words to describe how well written the book is. I felt like I was in the story following Lena and Hana on their adventures. I was happy with Lena’s decision on who she wanted to be with. I think the other person would have been completely wrong for her. The ending of the book left me with goosebumps. It was beautifully written. The Match Trilogy could take some notes from the Delirium Trilogy about how to write the final book in a trilogy.
I give Requiem: 5/5.
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I traded with another blogger for this ARC. I was in no way compensated for this review.