I’ve always had mixed feelings over this series. I expected so much more from Lauren Oliver who has written Before I Fall, a book that has genuinely turned my life upside down.
I liked Delirium a lot. The whole concept was extremely mind blowing and at the same time, terrifying. I was keen to know how she’s going to take the story from there. I expected, at least, closure. But it doesn’t feel like we were granted a good finale.
We weren’t told whether Lena chose Alex or Julian. Julian who, gave up everything he believed in, and everything he was, to be with Lena. Who dealt with all the bullshit and privations to earn the girl he loved. But then again. Alex, who showed Lena that its okay to love.
I’M JUST TORN OKAY?! I NEED A CONCLUSION. THIS.IS.BULLSHIT.
Not to mention, although they have freed Portland, there are other sectors out there… Right?
What about Hana?
Overall, this book was an utter disappointment. It feels like it ruined the series. Like Lauren wasn’t just good enough to handle fixing the wretched world she has created.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway 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 infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.
As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana’s points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.