Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver - Ashley's Pre-Reading

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Title: Requiem
Author: Lauren Oliver
Year Published: 2013

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.

Why?: I loved Delirium and Pandemonium broke my heart in so many ways that I didn't have a choice but to love it, and so I have to read the last installment in the trilogy. Especially after the ending of Pandemonium. I mean, seriously, who leaves a book that way?! I want to know what happens next.

Expectations: I'm pretty much expecting lots of tears from this book. And lots of Lena trying to deal with being a part of the Resistance, discovering people she thought she'd lost forever, and falling in love all over again. And I'm pretty excited to hear from Hana, and to see if the two girls' stories eventually cross and become one again.

Judging a book by its cover: Honestly, I'm not entirely impressed with the cover. It looks so much like the cover for Pandemonium that, at first glance, they're pretty difficult to tell apart. If I didn't already know the series, I don't really think I would be drawn to the cover on its own.


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