Requiem by Lauren Oliver (Book Review #105)

I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 04/11/16
My 20th book this year.)

When society is made to believe that love is a disease, you must become of age to be given the cure. The government arranges the one you will be paired with forever. But for those who have already fallen in love, they want their freedom to choose.

Lena fell in love, she chose freedom, to live in the wilds, but society want to eliminate every person who doesn’t want to be cured, or cannot be cured. Those on the outside must fight for what they believe in, for love, freedom of choice and life itself.

Hana was Lena’s best friend a long time ago. But Hana has been cured and is about to marry the new Major Fred. Perfect match according to statistics, but Hana has her doubts. Fred demands obedience whatever the cost may be.

Lena and her crew in the wilds are all gathering up for a riot to take back what should belong to them all. They want their homes, family and friends back. All in the name of love.

***SPOILER ALERT***
I enjoyed reading most of this series but I absolutely HATED the ending. I hate not having a more rounded, detailed finish for each important character. I was waiting for something amazing to happen then it just ended. Such disappointment. Otherwise I would have rated higher for the final book in the ‘Delirium’ series.

The storyline itself was a great idea but I didn’t much like the characters except for Raven and Pippa.

I wanted more emotion, more extremes between the cured and the Invalids. I wanted to see what freedom does to people, but this series made freedom seem not worth the trouble.

There’s not much more to add. It is still a worthy read.

Written by Ling Lee (04/11/16)

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