Thursday, March 28, 2013

Book Review: Requiem - Lauren Oliver

Requiem (Delirium, #3)
They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.

But we are still here.

And there are more of us everyday.

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 fiancee 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.

3/5 stars (liked it)
I liked the second book in the series the best.  I felt like not much really happened in this book, although I thought it was a good wrap up to the series.  I really liked how the story is told from Hana and Lena's perspective.  It was nice to see what had happened to Hana and what she is like now that she is cured.  Also what happened to Lena once Alex came back.  My book also included a short story of Alex and what happened to him when he was imprisoned in the Crypts.  Some sad deaths occurred too and glad for some reunions.  

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