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Review: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Battling against a society in which love has been declared a disease, Lena now finds herself at the centre of a fierce revolution. But the Wilds are no longer the haven they once were as the government seeks to stamp out the rebels. And Lena's emotions are in turmoil following the dramatic return of someone she thought was lost forever...

Told from the alternating viewpoints of Lena and her best friend Hana, Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to an exhilarating end and showcases Lauren Oliver at the height of her writing powers - emotionally powerful and utterly enthralling

My Thoughts

I must admit the review for this one is going to be short. I wanted to hold off posting it online until closer to the publication date and therefore didn't write it as soon as I finished it which means I can't actually remember it as clearly as I would like (note to self write review asap after finishing in future).

For me this book didn't live up to either the hype around it or my expectations and by the end of the book I was left wanting so much more. It's a real shame from my point of view as I loved the second book but hardly unsurprising as I really wasn't keen on the first one.

For me the shining light of this book was Hana. I loved her character and her story in this book and found it completely fascinating. However I did feel that the rest of the story lacked susbstance and I just wanted more to happen and more to get my teeth into and it just wasn't happening. 

I must also admit I hated the ending. The way in which things were left made me quite cross and to the point where I wanted to fling said book across the road and never lay eyes on it again.