REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver
About REQUIEM (taken from goodreads.com)
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.
Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.
Review of REQUIEM
I was really looking forward to the ending of this series. I was hugely disappointed though. This was probably the worst ending to a book ever. It just ended. Right in the middle of the final war. We don’t know if anything gets resolved or if the characters even survive. We know nothing. An ending is supposed to tie up everything, maybe with some things not resolved but the major problem should be resolved. None of that happens in this book. The ending was stupid and lazy.
The plot was pretty bad as well. Lena can’t pick between either guys and when she does pick Julian all she does is try to make Alex jealous. You’re in the middle of a war girl! She became really whiny and annoying in this book. She wanted to leave behind this girl who was tortured because Alex talked to her. What kind of heroine are you? Not a very good one apparently. Hana was much better in this book. She actually grew and learned and whatnot like a real character is supposed to do. Julian was kind of just tossed aside in this book. His only purpose was making Alex jealous which didn’t even succeed. Alex is a big jerk which was really disappointing too. I liked him a lot in the first book, now I don’t like anyone.
This could have been such a good series and it just crashed and burned. Don’t even bother finishing it.
2 out of 5
“And you can’t love, not fully, unless you are loved in return.”