Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
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.
You know those books that you just speed through in a matter of hours because of how awesome they are?? Well, the sequel to DELIRIUM, PANDEMONIUM is one of those books and much, much more. I was really nervous going in, wondering if it would be near as good as DELIRIUM and worrying about the possibility that it wouldn’t be. I should not have doubted Lauren Oliver, though. While I may be just a tad upset about that HUGE cliffhanger ending, she did a job well done on PANDEMONIUM and I will be waiting on pins and needles for the conclusion to this fabulous trilogy!
Lena is back and better than ever in PANDEMONIUM. She isn’t the naive and innocent girl that she was at the beginning of DELIRIUM–not at all. Still reeling from events that occurred at the end of DELIRIUM, Lena takes time to build herself back up into a strong and powerful woman who is NOT happy at those who support the cure for deliria. In PANDEMONIUM, she will face all kinds of challenges that force her to step up and assume a more independent role among those of her kind: “Invalids”.
Remember how DELIRIUM ended? Remember how you just sat there for hours and hours after reading the final words, wondering how Oliver could do this to you? How would you be able to wait for the next book??? Well, get ready to relive those feelings again because PANDEMONIUM ends on one heck of a cliffhanger. This one may actually be worse than DELIRIUM, if that’s any indication. But the ending will be worth all of the satisfaction and roller coaster emotions you go through in PANDEMONIUM.
Run, don’t walk, to the bookstore the moment PANDEMONIUM hits shelves. Make sure to leave some free time for yourself to read this book in one sitting because you won’t be able to set it down for even a second!!