3/18/13

Requiem

Author: Lauren Oliver 
Pages: 391 
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Format: Hardcover 
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads): They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past. But we are still here. And there are more of us every day. 

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way 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 now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. 

 Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings. Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it. But we have chosen a different road. And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose. We are even free to choose the wrong thing.



In order to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible, I'm just gonna cut to the chase: Requiem was a great read, and although I didn't it as much as I did the first two installments, it was still a great addition to the series and tied up a lot of loose ends. I've read some reviews saying that people were unhappy with the lack of romance, but I think the whole point was that heartbreak comes with love and vice versa. One can't exist without the other. 

All in all, an awesome read. Go out and get yourself a copy if you haven't already!   

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