Release Date: March 5th, 2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
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.
DELIRIUM was a let down for me. I read it after the dystopian surge had passed, after reading so many dystopians following the same vein DELIRIUM did, which is why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.
Then there was PANDEMONIUM, which took the dystopian skeleton of DELIRIUM and wove muscles around the plain bones and layered them with beautiful skin. PANDEMONIUM gave DELIRIUM a personality. Moreover, it gave me a reason to love two-thirds of a trilogy I never thought to love.
And then PANDEMONIUM ended with a painful cliffhanger. No doubt, I had to read REQUIEM. And from page one to page last, I was engulfed in a game that began slowly, easily, with lungs full of air and the sky full of sunshine and soft breeze.
And slowly, things heated. Slowly, slowly. The story passed easily between Lena and Hana, Hana and Lena. The passing became a flickering ricochet, the story moved faster. The lungs heaved, begged for air. The sky was full of smoke.
Everything exploded, worlds collided, hearts broke, bodies fell and words healed. Words, words, words. Beautiful words strung in beautiful sentences, powerful enough to rivet and grasp two eyes in an iron fist.
And finally, REQUIEM ended.
It was a vague, beautiful ending. One that leaves a future in the hands of the reader. One that leaves you content and worried and wondering and countless other things at once.
The DELIRIUM trilogy is over. But it will be one of favorites forever.