Requiem

Requiem

Book - 2013
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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

Was not into this last one

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JHope24601
Jul 29, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the last book of the Delirium trilogy! The only thing that is going to drive me crazy is the ending! *Slight spoilers warning* There are quite a few questions that go unanswered that you can up with for yourself, but the options are endless... Like, "What happened to Tack? Did he die or did he live? What happened to Hana/Fred? Did Fred die? Where did Hana go? What happened to all the Invalids? Did they recapture Portland? Did Alex find Lena again? Where was the rest of Lena's family?" etc... *SPOILERS OVER*
Other than that it's great! The tension between Julian, Alex, and Lena can be felt in each moment they are all three present, which I love! (Because who doesn't enjoy love triangles?!) I love the story and the build to the end. The book I read even contained a short story on Alex, which I loved!

Again, my only complaint is the end. It's left pretty open ended. The rest of the book I enjoyed and it was a good read.

*Be aware of vulgar language! I don't recommend that young teens/kids read it for that reason alone. Not to mention some intense violence, death, and there is abuse. Just be aware of what it contains before letting younger children and teens read it!*

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staue
Sep 01, 2016

I thought this was a great instalment to the series... until the conclusion came. Now, don't get me wrong, I loved Requiem, but... the end.. just... ugh. I would have given this book 4 stars or maybe 4.5 but the ending pissed me off that my final rating is 3.5. It's an awesome book, really, but kinda disappointing.

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white_fox_243
Jul 21, 2016

Loved it. Loved it. Loved it.

I did want there to be more. It's like Lauren Oliver just decided to stop writing. I feel like there's more to the story to read/write about.

In addition (this is a spoiler), I wanted to see how Julian would take Lena's final decision. If he truly fell in love with her, his heart would be broken... :'(

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 16, 2016

Requiem was the third and final book of the trilogy, and the most disappointing of the series. After all the character growth Lena experienced in Pandemonium, it was a major let down to see her character fall flat. She became whiny, annoying, and unkind. There was no solid plot in this entire series, and this book had no real climax to engage the reader. It was slow, and pretty boring. Most of the entire book the Resistance was planning for a war that never even took place. What was the point of that? We don’t see any closure or even much of a confrontation between Lena and Alex, just a confused and angry Lena throughout the book. Almost nothing of what we really wanted to see happen in this book happened, although there was maybe one or two unexpected parts. It was disappointing that Requiem didn’t pick up right where Pandemonium left us off at it, because it would have been interesting to see what happened after the cliffhanger Oliver left us with in the last book would play out. However, it was interesting to read from Hana’s P.O.V. The last book in this series just didn’t leave us with any of the closure the reader was seeking. There was no proper ending to the book, you could have easily mistaken the last page of the book for a page in the middle of the book, because it wasn’t properly ended
- @Alicat15 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Nymeria23
Feb 19, 2016

With Lena navigating life in the Wilds, being around both Julian and Alex, and learning that the woods are no longer safe for the Invalids, she is falling apart.
Hana, newly cured and engaged to the future mayor, has had her life finally been structured without the worries and inconveniences of real emotions. But even she is feeling the effects of an imperfect cure- something she must keep secret on threat.

This is a journey that will pull these two previous best-friends together, apart and through a bloody mess. You prepared for it?

Oh yea. And I hated the ending. So, be prepared for that as well

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brazj91
Dec 28, 2015

One of those books that you really wish there was another installment. I loved the Delirium series overall, it ropes you in and it's impossible to put it down. Although the literary world has been very plagued by the dystopian themed novels - this one is worth reading. Very different concept from the others. Lots of action and lots of twist and turn to keep you enticed.

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xzoelhx
Aug 25, 2015

i really enjoyed the last book in the series! i liked how it switched from lena's perspective to Hana's. and i liked how the book was full of action and fighting which i liked! great book!!

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Tiffanyy
Aug 11, 2015

It was a interesting book from beginning to end. What I really liked was the different perspectives of Lena and Hana.

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jiangg
Jul 24, 2015

great book, liked the alternating povs from lena and hana :)

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crazycoolbff
Oct 03, 2014

I LOVED IT!!! I am SOOO glad that Lena and Alex ended up together!!! VERY GOOD book!!! I OVE this series, even though i am going to MISS it!!!!

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nickeldime
Aug 13, 2014

I enjoyed this last book in the trilogy. There weren't any big surprises or twists and turns in the plot (I guessed most of them), but the story was till enjoyable.

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HermioneDoubles
Jul 24, 2014

I loved the first book and the second book was pretty decent but I didn't like the ending.I thought Lena should have ended up with Alex.

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annas1516
Jun 03, 2014

ugh the ending!!!!!!!! I was crying for like hours. why oh why did it have to end like that

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sapphicatthedisco
Apr 29, 2014

Terrible ending. First book is so much better

angiem99 Mar 29, 2014

Loved this book, but my favorite in the trilogy is still Pandemonium. Many people are disappointed with the ending, but I loved it. It was inspiring and very open, leaving the readers to finish the story for themselves with their imagination. I mean, I would love to know what happens to the characters and I feel like she's gonna end up with Alex, even if I prefer Julian a bit more. Awesome trilogy though, would've been awesome if it became a TV series like planned.

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swedishbriggs
Feb 22, 2014

wow. Thats all i have to say.
This triloligy these books, this book requiem, Amazing absoulutly amazing. I acutally forgot that i was reading a made up story, thats how well written this book was.
The ending was beautiful how there were tearing down the wall they were showing that there wer fighting for there freedom and that noone is going to brainwash them or order them around like dogs.
Truly a amazing heartfelt book left me with a feeling of wonder.

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jorbenton
Oct 11, 2013

I would agree with the consensus that the first was the best, however, I very much enjoyed them all! Such a great trilogy, especially how suspenseful it was. I finished all three of them and the short stories is under a week, on top of a full time job and night school, I think that's a testament to the suspense aspect! Also, the open ending was great! I would most definitely recommend this series, it was worth the read.

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Trevin123
Sep 19, 2013

Book was OK, but not great. I did enjoy the first book the best. This one was better than the second one though.

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Yiyang7749
Jul 07, 2013

The ending has too many loose ends! This series is going downhill, the first book was the best and by far my favourite.

Monikan21 Jun 17, 2013

I was a little dissappointed in this book. It left too many loose ends. With each book the story gets more and more sad and morbid. The only "good" conclusion (or should I say "just") was what happened with Fred.

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Book_Deliria
Jun 09, 2013

*SPOILER* The whole time, I couldn't choose between Julian and Alex! I've always been team Alex.. but then Alex left Lena, and I hated him, and then Lena was so mean to Julian and I felt so bad!
I loved the ending, and how she finally finds Grace and her mother and Alex! And the way Hana walks away in her tattered wedding dress is so beautiful! Raven shouldn't have died, it was unnecesarry and unfair to Tack.
I loved the first book the best, but I also loved Pandemonium and Requiem equally.
I just wish in the ending, Julian would find someone else or something, because now that Lena is with Alex.. not fair for Julian.

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Gablex
May 31, 2013

I absolutely loved this series and this book was probably my second favorite. The first book was definitely the best. The ending of this one was very fast and only happened in one chapter! I was always team Alex but I still really liked Julian. I just cannot believe they are making this series into a "TV Movie". The first book probably would have been short and slow but would have still made for a good movie...oh well.

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cedarblood
May 15, 2013

While I didn't like the second book that much and was quite annoyed at Lena for her choices, I adored this book. The ending left me wishing for a 4th book, though. I mean, it really feels like it isn't finished... but I won't complain because my biggest probably with the 2 book has been solved.

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thuang26
May 06, 2013

although the ending was abrupt, it was well worth the read. loved it!


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