Release Date: February 28th, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
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.
Prepare to have your jaw drop. The latest installment in Lauren Oliver’s first YA series will leave you gasping for the grand finale. Pandemonium will undoubtedly leave your mind reeling.
DELIRIUM wasn’t all I expected it to be. Given that fact, I wasn’t exactly eager to dive into Pandemonium. But I did. The story starts off slow and a tad bit confusing. To tell you the truth, Lauren’s signature writing style is more of a yawn-inducer for me. After about 40 pages in, I was ready to mark it as a dreaded DNF.
Good thing I didn’t. Before I knew it, the story picked up. The stakes were higher than I could’ve imagined. Twists and turns, danger at every curve – Lena has it even tougher in Pandemonium. And once the big rush slows down, and you think you have it all figured out – you’re wrong. The ending will leave you hanging, dangling, by a thread even thinner than the one Delirium left us with.
The old Lena is dead. The new one has been carefully built on lies. Her name, her identity, everything. Life in the Wilds is tougher than living in the society she grew up in. There are even times when she wished she was at home, getting ready for her cure. But if she thought life in the Wilds was difficult, she has no idea what fate has in store for her next.
Lauren Oliver has earned a fan in me. Loyal and true. Pandemonium was exactly what I was looking for – and more.