Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium #2
Genre: Dystopia, Yound Adult
Pages: 375 (eBook)
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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.
I'm going to start with the bad. Pandemonium switches from "then," the time period when she first entered the Wilds, to "now," the time period where she has returned to the society that requires the cure (though she is in a different city where no one knows her). this format is the only downside to this book. Because of the continuous time jump every chapter, I had a difficult time settling in Lenass head. I could connect with her on the same level as I did in Delirium.
That being said, the writing is still gripping and beautiful. The plot is more fast-paced than Delirium. Oh and the twists and turns were exciting. There's a bit of heart breakage but I'm really starting to expect that in Dystopians. But probably the most important part of the books is the very last word. All you fellow cheaters out there who flip to the back to see what will happen...DON'T DO IT. Just don't. Luckily I didn't, but that was pure luck.
This book ends with a cliffhanger of all cliffhangers. I wanted to be mad. I should have been mad, but it was oh so exciting. I just couldn't help myself. Pandemonium set the stage for Requiem in the most epic way.
P.S. This goes toward that Dystopia challenge that I forgot that I committed to. I wasn't kidding when I said there were more to come.