Requiem (Delirium) online downloadTo download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/12FWnUIOverviewhey have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.But we are still here.And there are more of us every day.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascentrebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-outrevolution 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 openedthroughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence ofInvalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and asLena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives asafe, 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.Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live sideby side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.ReviewsI must say, this is probably my least favorite out of the three books.Its not horrible (Obviously, since I gave it five stars) but it took forever for thepace to pick up, for it to get interesting.
This book is mostly about the Resistance fighting back (HOORAH!!) but they cantjust barge in and fight! They must plan first! Making most of the novel planing, notfighting.And we all now that planing is that as fun as fighting...Of course its not all planning!Since, very much like the last book, this book has alternating chapters.Except this time its alternating between Lena and Hana.While I liked hearing about whats going on in Hanas life, it made the pace of thebook slower. Not much is going on in Hanas life (actually, a lot is happening butnothing that seems to entertain me...)Now that I got all of that out of the way, let me talk about what is of mostimportance...THE ENDINGWe are all aware that this is the last book.And being the last book, it needs to have a good ending.While the ending did leave a few questions unansweredBut I did like how it ended.It brought a sense that things are going to get better.(forgive me for being cliche but...)To me this is the best kind of ending.And while I am sad to see this series go...I will be very unhappy if this series continues, since I know when a book seriesneeds to end (Cassandra Clare doesnt though. Sorry, had to get it out there) andafter that ending, I know it is time for me to let this series go.
Until the TV show premieres...Hopefully they wont ruin it...The last book of a beloved series is always hard to review. Been thinking aboutthis book for weeks now and I absolutely loved this series. I thought the conceptof love being a disease and needing a cure was so unique and really thoughtprovoking throughout. It not only showed the affects of possibly curing heartbreakfrom a boyfriend or husband but how someone would feel with love takencompletely away. With the cure people no longer loved their kids, their family,their friends, even their dogs or their love of running. To not love took so muchmore from them than just saving them from heartbreak. It also explored that tofeel something amazing means at times you have to feel something awful. Takesrisks and pain for rewards. Sometimes you might want to give up and get thecure. I thought Hanas POV in this book was really important because we got tosee the perspective of someone cured. How she felt numb but still thought ofLena. How she felt wrong about her match and decided to research into him andfind out how truly evil he was. How she missed running but then couldnt reallyfind the love for it anymore. But she was stuck with no real choices. The cure tookaway her right to choose.Then on the other side we have Lena with the group of rebels that have thefreedom of choice but it still doesnt mean they use it. They have the right tochoose to do nothing. To not fight for that right. They can not live free unless theyfight for it so a large part of her POV is getting plans together to fight back. Sadlynot as much is resolved with Alex and Julian as I hoped. Alex is hurt and rightfullyso. Lena didnt know he was still alive but I can only imagine how much it wouldhurt to rot away in prison thinking of your loved one to only get out and see theymoved on. A bible story was used as a metaphor for sacrifice and if you should letsomeone you love go or stay and cause them pain. Mostly I was mad that Lenaand Alex never really talked and resolved anything. She ran back to Julian which Ithought wasnt fair to him. He is a good guy even if I did want Lena to dump himfor Alex. I at least wanted her to be honest. I think Julian was new to love andmaybe pushed her feelings away hoping she could just forget about Alex.The ending. I definitely wanted more. Lena makes her feelings clear but we dontreally know what happens. It is very open but it does end on a hopeful note. Butfor a series with so many huge cliffhangers I wanted more closure. It was fittingand I enjoyed the ride all the way till the end. I still think this series is amazing
with beautiful writing and an excellent concept. I knew the ending before I startedreading so I was a bit prepared.In Delirium love is found.In Pandemonium love is lost, and found again.In Requiem we see the depth of the world Lauren Oliver created. This: a love songthat sometimes is nothing more than a whisper of what you think it should be untilyou realize the entire time you’ve been listening to love screaming at you so loudit was only pretending to be quiet. We see love between friends, betweenstrangers. Between people who think they are in love but aren’t. Between loversand parents. Different kinds of loves layer Requiem, so deeply woven together thepieces are sometimes difficult to spot. As it is for so many of Oliver’s characters,sometimes we don’t even see what love is until it’s too late.But it’s there. Waiting for the walls to fall, love is there.This trilogy has always been about love. In Delirium Lena finds love. InPandemonium she finds it again, though a different love is lost. In Requiem sheresists. Oliver creates a quiet kind of war built on the platform of a louder one -love upon hate, cured upon uncured. She takes the political and very real aspectof a resistance and layers on love until we are left with a war between those wholove and those who don’t. Though we get tastes of loudness in Pandemonium andRequiem, Oliver’s is a quiet kind of war where the casualties number even more -because they forget. They love and leave and are gone. And underneath this warOliver has created between the loveless and the lovers, there is this: Lena andAlex and Julian. First loves, second loves, all tied together as one because love israrely a simple thing. It’s never so black and white as we make it. And this trilogyfocuses on that, how love is not made up of firsts or seconds or even thirds, butjust is.Love stirs jealousy, envy. Happiness and faith and greatness. Love seemsunstoppable, and yet it stops from time to time just to breathe, to change. Tomold into something different than what it was. And then it’s back to this: Love is
a force of nature, and in this trilogy it is a character just as real as Lena or Alex.Perhaps even more real.Still, we must remember that this is Lena’s story. It is about war, but a differentkind of fight. At times, like in Pandemonium, we get the feeling that circumstancesand other characters are much bigger than they seem, that we are only seeing atiny picture in this harsh world of forbidden love. But really, isn’t that the point?This is Lena’s story. Her loves, her hates. Her eyes seeing her world. And althoughwe hear Hana’s voice in the end, it still comes down to this: Lena and the lovesshe has and doesn’t. Her love for Hana and Julian. Her mother. Alex.Her beginning. Her end.But maybe the beginning isn’t a place where things just start, but a place wherethings end and begin again differently than before. Like time, love is deprived ofboundaries and borders. It is endless in so many ways. Oliver knows this. Shewrites this. Which is why Delirium begins in Portland and Requiem ends inPortland.“Direction, like time, is a general thing, deprived of boundaries and borders. It isan endless process of interpretation and reinterpretation, doubling back andadjusting.”-RequiemSome things never change, some always do. Some even change like whispers onthe wind so they’re different without even meaning to be. That whisper is whatmoves the Delirium trilogy along.Requiem is the breath-taking and highly anticipated conclusion to the Deliriumtrilogy. We venture one last time into a world where love is a disease andsomething to be avoided. We also meet new characters, but lose old ones, too.Readers will not be expecting the twists and shocking truths that Requiemcontains. Hold on to your seat, grip Requiem tight, and prepare yourself to bewhisked away by Lauren Olivers flawless writing.
Lena is in the Wilds where she is free to love and free to make her own choices.But her heart was torn when Alex reappeared and complicated her relationshipwith Julian. Now she does not know how to feel or what to do. One thing she issure of is that Alex hates her. He cant bear the sight of her or stay anywhere nearher; hes not the Alex she once knew. Then again, she isnt the same Lena thatfirst ran into the Wilds. She is stronger; physically and mentally. She is ready tofight. And no one will make her lose sight of that.I fell in love with the characters, the plot, and Olivers writing style from themoment I started reading Delirium. Lena and Alex grew on me from thebeginning, and now in the final book, it pains me to let them go. Ive watchedthem grow from being shy, innocent and completely oblivious to the world, intotwo really strong and daring people who are willing to stand for what they believein.Of course, like everyone else, I wanted this book in my hands as soon as possibleafter the big bombshell that was dropped at the end of Pandemonium, but I wasalso desperate to find out how Lena would get around two boys: one that shesloved since the beginning, and the one that she thought she was slowly falling for.I know some of you guys out there really despise love-triangles, but Olivermanages to make it bearable and extremely interesting. Not to mention the factthat she wraps it up very well.Alex or Julian? That is the ultimate question. Though its not as simple as, "Lena,just go back to Alex, you love him, right?" Its not simple because Alex is not thesame. Nope, hes not the smiley, happy Alex anymore. At first I found thisabsolutely heart-breaking because Alex is one of my most favourite charactersever, and for his personality to change completely was just devastating. Hedoesnt smile, he gives short answers and he can barely look at Lena. And youknow what makes things worse? A girl shows up and shows an interest in Alex! Iwanted to kill her and Im sure you will, too.Enough of death threats. Lauren Oliver delivers a satisfying ending that might notbe enough for most readers, like me, who wanted the perfect: Lena ends up with*insert boy of choice* and they ride of into the sunset and dont look back and
they live happily ever after with their 12 children. Nope, not that type of ending.The ending leaves you thinking of what is to come, but also gives time for you togo over your whole journey with the characters before breaking down in tearsrealising that there isnt going to be another book.Overall, Requiem was perfect. How could I say anything other than that? It hadthe action to keep us hooked, drops of humor to keep us smiling, and the romanceto keep us guessing. Not only that, but we also get a glimpse into Hanas headbecause the book alternates between her POV and Lenas. Pretty awesome, Iknow. It also contains some extraordinary secrets that will probably just shock youoff your chair. Yep, that good.The Delirium trilogy has been a wonderful roller coaster full of emotion and I havethoroughly enjoyed reading the books and the journey it has taken me on. I hopethat Lauren Oliver carries on writing unique and beautiful sets of books because Iam craving to read about another original and crazy world (with more boys likeAlex, of course)Right now I am just crying my eyes out, I think the ending was perfect. In a way itwas also very cruel, I wish there was more. There are so so many questionsunanswered but in the end I guess that is okay because those last sentences ofthe book still gave me more than I ever could have imagined. This book has aclear message and even if the true story and the writing may be a little slow attimes it still gets a hold of you and I think I will never really let this book go. Ithas become a such huge part of me now, all these thing it has taught me. Justincredible, I am speechless. The reason I will never forget this book is probablynot because of the romance or these basic things you usually love about thesekind of things. It is the way the characters evolved, changed and in a way theywere never perfect but they did their best. You could learn so much for them. I donot know what to say to even describe the feeling. Just wow.HEART. SHATTERING.Merged review:To read this review on my blog, click here.
WARNING: If you have not read the first two books in this trilogy, Delirium andPandemonium, there WILL be spoilers in this review for those books.Now, on with the review.Oh, how it hurts me to know that this is the final installment of the Deliriumseries.But what goes up what must come down, just as what begins must end. Even ifits beautiful.Delirium holds the mark of a truly good book, in that it connects with you. Itconnects with every piece of you, and you feel like youre there. Like youre a partof it. Like youre in love. Like youre hurt. Like youre scared. I still strongly thinkthat Alex is my first love. Because he is. This story became a part of me, a part ofmy emotions. It is by no means an average book.Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem flow seamlessly. They are set in a futuristicAmerica where love is considered to be a disease known as the Deliria. There is acure administered to all citizens above the age of 18 that eradicates love from therecipients mind. There are boundaries, curfews, laws, and walls in this America.Things to keep people safe. To keep them from the Deliria.Lena Haloway is the main character in this series. She is an average, rule-following girl. And then she catches the Deliria. And everything changes. She fallsin love, and these books are her story.Delirium.Book 1.
This is the beginning. The easy, beautiful, painless beginning. It eases you into theseries. Sweeps you off your feet. Makes you fall in love. It draws you in.Pandemonium.Book 2.This book begins with hurt, pain, and a bitterness that almost creeps into yourself.But it begins to build you back up. You begin to love the characters again, even ifyou thought you never would, after Delirium. Slowly, but surely, you fall in lovewith the characters all over again.Requiem.Book 3.The heartbreak that this book begins with is nearly unbearable. The most awful,terrifying choice lies before Lena, and it breaks your own heart nearly as much asit is breaking hers. It makes it unbearable to put the book down. You are leftreading for hours on end, dying to know what happens in the end, yet still willingthe book to last forever because you dont want the story to stop.Requiem is beautiful. Not merely for the fact that people chose to love even whenlove seemed so impossible, but also for the fact that people chose to stand up.They didnt let corrupt leaders control them. They stood up for what they believedin.Even though this book seems to be focused on love, its really about so muchmore than that. Its focused on everything thats worth fighting for. The Deliriumseries, and especially Requiem, shouts a message to the world. It screams thatthere cannot be freedom without responsibility, there isnt health without pain,and there can never be love without choice. If youre going to fight for something,make it something worthwhile. Something you believe in. Something good. Andgive it all you have.Favorite quote from the book:
"This is what amazes me: that people are new every day. That they are never thesame. You must always invent them, and they must always invent themselves,too."To download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/12FWnUI