- I read Delirium by Lauren Oliver in 2010 and this is the sequel
Summary from GoodReads
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.
So I’m hoping that the trend of dystopian young adult books is working its way out (there are sure a lot of mermaid books cropping up, aren’t there?) because I have a confession to make.
I love this genre of book.
Seriously – I love everything from older classics (1984 anyone?) to new stuff like The Hunger Games and Lauren Oliver’s Delirium. But here’s my issue with these books – the insufferable love triangle.
Granted, in Delirium something horrible happens to Lena and that pattern does not crop up throughout Pandemonium … but even in death some things make themselves apparent. Is it too much to just ask that a heroine be focused on the bigger picture?
I enjoyed Delirium for what it was – and I enjoyed Pandemonium for what it was as well. I enjoyed the Then and Now flashes through time, two separate stories being told which provide the bigger picture of who Lena was and is becoming. I just wish the focus was less about boys and more about changing the world so that boys COULD be an option. Just because they are there doesn’t mean they take precedence over everything else, you know?
But don’t let me ranting and raving urge you away from this book, because of all the dystopian books out there, this is one of the better series. I knew Lauren Oliver was a force to be reckoned with when I read her debut novel Before I Fall, and with each book she puts out she gets stronger and stronger. I wish I could write like this woman, but since I can’t I’ll sit back and enjoy the ride.
Don’t just take my word for it! Check out what these bloggers say!