A USA Today Bestseller
A 2013 Boston Globe Book of the Year for Best Young Adult Book
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
Selected for the 2013 Kids' Indie Next List
This exciting finale to Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance set in a dystopian United States.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.
After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.
As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana’s points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.
With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex, the boy she thought was dead. Sophisticated and wide-ranging, Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to a thrilling conclusion.
“I must say that I hate to read the end of a book series…and I definitely feel that way about Requiem. I just didn’t want it to end…Fast-paced and exciting, I loved the approach at reading from two points of view and the way both Lena and Hana’s voices were so different…Most of all I loved the little surprises that popped up every few chapters, that I never would have thought of, that made the storyline so exciting.”
“It has been a long time since a book has had such an impact on me as Lauren Oliver’s Delirium did…As Delirium swept me off my feet, and Pandemonium raised so many questions, Requiem sucked me in from page one…The beautiful metaphors and similes are abundant in Requiem—Oliver has a way of writing about love that makes you sigh out loud, clutch your heart, and do other things that boys think girls do when they fall head over heels for someone…Save Oliver’s Delirium concluder for a quiet weekend—you’ll need one day to give it your wholehearted attention, and another to grieve its passing.”
“Is there a theme more perfect for YA readers than choosing what you want from life rather than being told?”
“Before starting, readers should turn off their cellphones and wipe their schedules clean, because once they open the book, they won’t be able to stop. A dystopian tour de force.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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