Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (February 28, 2012)
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Buy the Audio: HarperCollins
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When I read Delirium I quickly fell in love with Lauren Oliver's writing. She can really tell an exciting story. Well Pandemonium was no different. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about Pandemonium. After reading Delirium, I was screaming at the cliffhanger of an ending. I'm not complaining, I loved the way it ended, knowing it was going to be a series. I was anticipating one heck of a cliffhanger in Delirium, and Lauren Oliver delivered. Also, I wasn't sure how Oliver was going to handle Alex and Lena's relationship in Pandemonium. I really just didn't know what to expect.
It wasn't long before I was wrapped up into Lena's life and how she was getting along in the Wilds. She was so sad and weak at first. Lena was having such a hard time finding a place without Alex. Her thoughts of Alex were often and I missed him too. After a while though Lena started to find her place in the Wilds, getting stronger day by day with less and less thoughts of Alex.
Before you know it Julian Fineman comes into the picture. He is about the same age as Lena, and with a swimmers build, he may be a tad cuter than Alex (only opinion ladies)! Julian is the president of the DFA (Deliria-Free America) organization's youth division. Lena joins the Resistance and has to spy on Julian. This is were things get tricky, this is where the book get interesting.
I can't give away any more spoilers than I already have, let me just say Pandemonium is really good. It was a perfect sequel to Delirium, and Lauren Oliver keeps the romance going without it getting boring. I like the fact that it goes from past to present, then and now. It really kept me focused on tiny details, and up to date on what's going on. And Oh, the ending is a perfect intense cliffhanger! I absolutely cannot wait for Requiem to come out in Spring of 2013.
Now GO read Andye's review of Pandemonium!
Sexual - Mild/Moderate
Profanity - Heavy
Violence - Heavy
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