Friday, March 22, 2013

Book Review: Requiem by Lauren Oliver + The Delirium TV Show!

As her country erupts in open rebellion, Lena fights for the resistance and must make a heartbreaking choice between two loves.

After saving Julian from a death sentence, Lena escapes with him and other members of the resistance. But as she embraces her love for Julian, a boy from her past returns and causes her to question everything.

In the meantime, Lena's best friend, Hana, is engaged to Portland's young mayor and is living a safe, proscribed, loveless life. The story is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view.

As Lena struggles to save the people she loves, everything comes to a head in this exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's epic trilogy. REQUIEM is a sophisticated, wide-ranging novel that explores the large issues of society, government, and resistance, and of course, there is romance.


   In the third installment in Lauren Oliver's Trilogy, Delirium. The story takes an entirely different route and a new outlook, but bearing in mind that I had some really HIGH expectations, I was disappointed - honestly. I expected a bamming completion to the story.

  With the story taking place in an odd setting, it changed the identity that was once given to the story, leaving us to a rather uncivilized world, full of hunger and cruelty. This story was once about a disease called the deliria. Nonetheless, for the most part I enjoyed the fact it was written from two point of views. Hana's and Lena's. And I really admired Hana's part.

  The style of writing is still Lauren Oliver-y awesome! She never fails in engaging me with her writing, along with the story's intensity, both kept me partially glued to the book because I wanted to see the ending. The ending, however, was a disguised one - Yup! a disguised one, seriously - it meant to make you think it was the ending of this amazing series but it wasn't because it will leave unsatisfied, means without actually ending everything. But I guess, maybe Ms Lauren didn't want upset any of the parties or to just leave the rest to us. In both cases, I was left disheartened. Don't get me wrong though, the book was still splendid and I liked it.

   Overall, I cannot deny the fact that I utterly enjoyed this book and it kept me at the edge of my seat, I was hoping to see more of a masterpiece since it's the ending of the trilogy, but I didn't find that. Complications, love triangle, emotions, love, sacrifice, war, longing, struggle, disappointments & hope, those were most of the themes that outlined Requiem. I would recommend it of course to those who already read the first two books, who wouldn't want to read the finale but just keep your expectations low....

Title: Requiem
Author: Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium #3

Release Date: March 5th 2013 by Harper Collins
Links: Goodreads

Rating: 3.5/5
The Delirium Tirlogy 
Delirium | Pandemonium

The Delirium TV Show!

Delirium is going to be turned into a TV show!!!!!? Can you believe it? Because I can't - I am super excited - but guess who is going to play Lena.... Emma Roberts which I actually don't how I feel about and Alex is going to be portraited by Daren Kagssoff ( whom I never heard of - is it that weird? ) and Julian by Gregg Sulkin. Anyhow, here is the link to Lauren Oliver's announcement on Tumblr ( Link HERE ) Unfortunately though, with the books being turned into a TV show, it is said that there are going to be some major changes.

More Info

Network: FOX 2000
Studio: 20th Television, Chernin Entertainment
Written by: Karyn Usher
Producers: Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Karyn Usher, Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan
Pilot Director: Rodrigo Garcia
The Cast ( Link HERE )

Happy Reading!
xoxo, Mariam


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