Google+ Reading Teen: Book Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Book Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (February 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 006197806X
ISBN-13: 978-0061978067
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Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

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!

              ~ Amy

Sexual - Mild/Moderate
Profanity - Heavy
Violence - Heavy
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  1. Can't wait to read this. Thanks for the great review.

  2. Dear god please let Alex and Lena end up together!

  3. Great review!! I am really looking forward to Pandemonium. I just recently read Delirium, (Why did I wait so long) and absolutely loved it. I also love cliffhangers. I think it makes the anticipation for the next book better!

  4. Julian? Alex? WHAT WILL HAPPEN AHHH!

  5. Great review! I have Delirium but haven't read it. I suspect I've just read some spoilers, but I think this is one series that I'll wait for the whole thing to come out so I don't have to deal with the cliff hangers. I do not like those kinds of cliff hangers. They make me angry at the author. Maybe I should get treatment, but it's as if they think we won't read the next book with out that cliffie. I hate those! And then you have to wait at least a year for the next book! Terrible treatment of your fans I say!

    In any case, your review at least makes me interested in the series when I had zero interest before! So great review!!


  6. I loved Delirium and read it when it first came out. I've been waiting to read Pandemonium. Seems like a lot of books came out at the same time so I haven't had a chance to read everything I wanted.

  7. I've been really excited to read Pandemonium for awhile! I'm excited the reviews are beginning to pop up so I can tease myself with the little bits of the story I can gather from them. It sounds good!

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