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.
I have been a long time fan of Lauren Oliver’s writing. So, I was very excited to receive an ARC of the final book the Delirium Trilogy, Requiem.
Though very bittersweet, this book really struck a chord with me. It had just enough intense scenes in it, but it also had plenty of emotional parts as well. It really trapped my attention, which is impressive, since lately all dystopian novels seem all too similar and tend to bore me. I think part of the charm was the alternating POVs. At first it felt very out of place and foreign, since the previous books in the series all had one POV, but once I became accustomed to it, it really helped the story line stay fresh and interesting. Having two differ narrators with two very different perspectives on the situation help you sympathize with the character on a whole different scale than before.
If you are a fan of Lauren Oliver’s writing, this book will not disappoint you.
I give Requiem 5 out of 5 stars.