Delirium fans, how frigging long did it take this book to arrive? Man alive, I was craving this one by the time it landed in my mailbox!!
Anywho, for those of you not familiar with the Delirium Trilogy…for shame. Kidding. Here’s the blurb from book one, Delirium:
They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever.
And I’ve always believed them.
Now everything has changed.
Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.
Requiem is the third and final book in the trilogy. I’ve read mixed reactions to how Lauren has chosen to wrap up this tale…Personally, I loved it. This one isn’t a happily ever after, more of a happily right now. I think it would do the dystopian genre an injustice to turn the bleak and miserable situation completely on its head. It feels justified when things end up just okay instead of perfect. Perfect would shake my believable scale, unless we were talking about a book that spanned a multitude of years.
Of course in book two we saw the return of Alex and the start of a rebellion. In book three THE SHIT HITS THE FAN!!! People die, people despair, people kiss and people double cross. It’s cray cray!!
Lauren writes as beautifully as ever. I was surprised and equally excited to discover that this one is written in dual POV, with both Lena and Hana narrating. Although I love Lena, it was great to get an insight into the recently cured life of Lena’s former best friend. I was waiting with bated breath for their stories to intertwine… I can’t say anymore because ahhh, spoliers.
So, to wrap up, it’s been a long and painful ride. There have been tears of sadness and joy. Alex’s return in Pandemonium, just that one line, will forever be my favorite part of the trilogy. I’m gutted it’s all over, but I can’t wait to see what Lauren has in store for us next.