Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Review: Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver

Warning: Spoiler Alert for Delirium!
I’m pushing aside
the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana
and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

Description taken Goodreads 

My Review 

I can’t say too much about Pandemonium because Spoiler Alert!  So, this might be difficult.  But then again there might be some spoilers for Delirium, at least. 

I really thought it was interesting how it’s told from Lena’s POV of ‘Now’ and ‘Then’.  When she first gets to the Wilds and then when she acclimates and what she’s doing now.  I really loved seeing her adjusting to life in the Wilds, without Alex and I also loved seeing how strong she is in the present time.  So proud!  I did feel like she lost a bit of herself in the Wilds, though.  Very hardened.  But it’s understandable.  She never gave up though and does what she needs to do to make it out there.  To survive.  Now and Then.

We do meet some new characters, obviously.  They become Lena’s new family and I loved all of them.  They’re all so different and so strong.  I really loved Raven.  She’s fierce and strong and independent.  A true leader.  But she can be guarded.  She’s very take charge and tries to help everyone but doesn’t take shit either.  Definitely someone you want on your side, I’ve found.

Pandemonium is very political.  You learn about organizations and different type of Invalids.  Delirium is all about the love and finding out that it’s not a bad thing and Lena’s journey to finding that out.  Pandemonium is all about survival and taking sides.  Starting an uprising. 

The last ‘chapter’ was a whirlwind.  Holy friggens, did I fly through it, just wanting to get to the end to see what happens.  And guess what?  Another cliffhanger!  Holy wow, it was crazy!  I have no idea what’s going to happen in Requiem.  No freaking clue!  It’s going to be insane. 

                         Inside                                        Outside
Characters      4.5/5                        Cover 4/5  
                  Plot                3.5/5
                  Feels                 5/5
                  Writing             4/5
                  Overall       4.25/5
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