Delirium Book Three
Written By Lauren Oliver
Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance
Published March 5th 2013
432 Pages
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This exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States.

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway 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 infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.

As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex, the boy she thought was dead. Sophisticated and wide-ranging, Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to a thrilling conclusion
Citizens are separated into two distinct societies, Invalids with the disease, and the cured, who are obedient and follow the rules of The Book of Shhh. The story picks up with Lena and Julian with the resistance in The Wild... And Alex's return from the crypts. Requiem is written from dual points of view, Lena our main character who fled society to live without the imposed rules and being 'cured', and Hana, once Lena's most trusted friend. Hana has since been cured and is now planning her wedding day to the new mayor, the son of the recently deceased mayor.

Hana is having strange dreams, but knows that telling anyone could jeopardise her life, but she can't help but feel a strange pang of guilt and covertly heads back to her old neighbourhood.

Lena, meanwhile is on the run. Guards have been summoned and are now attacking pockets of resistance allies on the ground. The impending war isn't the only thing on Lena's mind, the tension between Julian and Alex could be cut with a knife, but with a new girl rescued among the pack, has she caught someones attention?

Keeping my review short and sweet, as I don't want to reveal too much. Great action scenes and it was a brilliant to show how far both Lena and Hana have come and their differing worlds now. Beautifully written and a unique concept, but felt empty once I had finished. For myself, there was no definitive ending as I had hoped, and it overshadowed the important social message that the series tries to portray.


  1. Requiem is still much anticipated for me. I'm a little taken back that the ending isn't as riveting as I'm hoping for. I'll still read it. Thanks for the wonderful review.

  2. Hi Jeanette and thanks for replying. I just expected the last book to be so much more explosive and epic, so it's my own fault for building the anticipation before I even started reading. If you start reading with no expectations, you'll enjoy it so much more.

    Makes me wonder if it really is the final book.


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