Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver

Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publish Date: March 5, 2013
Pages: 391
ISBN# 978-0062014535

The third book (and last??) of the Delirium series.  Some very interesting turns were taken in this book.

First, the revolution is heating up.  So what do the revolutionaries do?  They plan, and plan, and plan, and plan some more.  Then they argue about it for awhile.  Then they move - this includes packing up camp, trudging through the wilds and then pitching camp - we are treated to the entire process several times.  After it's explained once, we really don't want to sit through it multiple times.

So Alex is back and apparently he's been cured and been imprisoned in the Crypts all this time.  If he's cured, that would explain his coldness.  But it wouldn't explain how empathetic he is to the burned girl, how he wants to fight Julian or how he argues.  What gives?  Why didn't he run up to Lena and hug her?

Lena also became a bit jerky.  There were many times when I felt like she was hugging and loving on Julian just to tick off Alex.  I know they're teenagers, but seriously, I wanted to smack them both.

Poor Julian.  He just can't catch a break.  If those two get it together, he's out completely.

I did really enjoy the two stories - Lena's and Hana's - seeing them together was interesting.  Seeing how Hana deals with being cured and getting married was fabulous.  Perhaps Hana is a bit colder due to being cured, but the cure didn't take, so she has quite an edge on her and is still rebellious.

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