Requiem by Lauren Oliver; A Book Review

 

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Hello lovelies,

I have made two previous posts in regards to the first and second book of the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver. The first book, which I still adore and hold as one of the best and most enjoyable books I have ever read, remains my favourite of the three. The reviews of Delirium and Pandemonium can be found HERE and HERE.

I recently finished Requiem, the third instalment, and it was intense! The storyline developed much more intricately, new characters were introduced and the questions posed within the book got much more difficult to answer. The first book was about love, the second book was about the changes that inevitably occur in everyone’s life and this third book was about truth and freedom.

Throughout the book, Lena faced complications such as trying to let go of the past because she had chosen something different for herself, working through a love triangle and the realisation that the ‘zombies’ were right about love; it IS chaotic and it does hurt and make things much more complex. Were they right about love? Is it better to live in an ordered world than one with love and choice?

Not only does Lena battle with the doubt of her beliefs and what she left behind but she also questions whether she gained the freedom which she fought for in a world on the other side that still tells her what to do.

Whilst I have enjoyed the trilogy thoroughly and will recommend to anyone, it wasn’t quite the ending I was hoping for. I shan’t say too much for fear of spoiling it for other readers but what I can say is that I believe that the reader deserves to know more than what the ending gives them.

Still a worthwhile read if you’re interested in reading.

Hannah x

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