Mar 22, 2012

Review: Lauren Oliver - Pandemonium

Lauren Oliver - Pandemonium
(Delirium #2)

• Pub Date: February 28, 2012
• Publisher: Harper Audio
• Format: CD 10hr 37min
• Age Range: Young Adult

I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

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.

I checked this out from my local library. Here's my honest review:

Alright, I have to start out by saying that I totally knew how this was going to end from the very beginning. Completely knew. 100% predictable. Slightly disappointing, but thoroughly exciting. I'm pretty much torn on how I feel about this book. I was semi-confused with the whole NOW and THEN thing since the tense was always the same, but it started to make sense after a while.

With that being said, I can't say that I didn't like it. This novel is fast-paced, action-packed, and a bit romantic. I liked that in this book as well as in the first one. Pandemonium has a totally different feel to it than Delirium does, but it's not all that bad. It seems as though I liked the first one better, but I still enjoyed this as a continuation to Lena's story. I was sad at the very beginning, and then, when the action set in, I felt a little better about it.

I just know that there STILL isn't any closure. The end leaves this series WIDE open, and you have no idea who you're rooting for anymore. It's close to evil, really. Requiem could come out any day now.. seriously. I'd like to know how this story continues!!

Listening to these has been nice. I really immersed myself in these books thanks to the narrator, Sarah Drew. She's got a good voice, but her male voices are lacking sometimes. Either way, this is mostly Laina speaking so I didn't find that too distracting.

Side note: I haven't read Hana, the short story in between, but I don't think that held me back in this one or ruined my reading of it. I'd like to read that one when I get a copy of it to see how much of a difference it makes.

Bottom line: If you've read Delirium, get on this one! If you haven't, read Delirium!!!


3.5 / 5 book sharks!

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't wowed by Pandemonium, I like Delirium more. Those cliff hangers..Ahhh!


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