Monday, February 4, 2013

Book Review: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Title: Requiem
Author: Lauren Oliver
First Published: March 5th 2013

Genre: YA, Dystopian
Pages: 400
Rating: 5 out of 5

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. 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.

 Some reviews are so hard to write. You loved the book so much, and you feel so many emotions about it that you can't concentrate and write the review that it deserves. Right now, I am going to try to write this review, which I believe it's the toughest one to write since I began reading and reviewing.

Where do I even start? I will start with the characters and do a short analysis and tell you what I liked and disliked.

I'll start with Magdalena. Lena Haloway I love you! 
Lena has grown so much since the start of the series. Remember that little, hesitant, slow in acting Lena we met in Derlirium? In Requiem you will see the opposite of the old Lena. Like she said in Pandemonium, the old Lena is dead. That was definitely proven in this book.
She was tough! She was fierce! She was determined! SHE TOOK DOWN THE WALLS!

Alex and Julian. Ahh those two.. 

You know what happened at the end of Pandemonium. (Pandemonium spoiler alert) Alex got back. 
In Requiem, he was kind of weird, and did not know what to do. I felt sorry for him at times. Watching your love, hugging and kissing with another man is tough. HE TOOK DOWN THE WALLS!

I grew to love Julian a little bit more. He was a great character. Since it was his first time in the Wilds, he was awkward at times, but still got his way right. HE TOOK DOWN THE WALLS!

Let's discuss about Hana a little bit. SHE IS ONE JEALOUS BITCH! And, I love her! I totally love her. I am now aware that, everything she did, and the ways she acted, was because she was cured. You will grow to love her again!
I almost died at one of the chapters near the end of the book. What she did was unbelievable! SHE TOOK DOWN THE WALLS!

Now, I have to say few words about Lauren Oliver's writing. You all know that her writing is unbelievably beautiful! She proved that she can write in Delirium and Pandemonium. But in Requiem.... She took her writing to a whole different level! She really out-did herself! Her metaphors could make you think about your life! Her writing can make you cry and laugh at the same time! Bravo! I guess she kind of took down the walls too!

All I could say now, is READ THIS SERIES!!!! You don't know what you're missing if you haven't read it already!

Breathtakingly beautiful. Astonishing. Remarkable. Requiem will really surprise you!


          5 out of 5 stars!!!!

1 comment:

Amber Pruitt said...

Oh awesome! Planning to read this! Hoping I love this as muchvas you did!