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A New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller, this exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's acclaimed Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States. With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex, the boy she thought was dead. Named an Amazon Best Book of the Year, this sophisticated and wide-ranging novel brings the New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy to a thrilling conclusion.

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway 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 infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.

As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

Hardcover, 432 pages
Published on March 5, 2013 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062014536
ISBN-13: 9780062014535
4 Book Reviews
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  • girlpower4ever
    girlpower4everTuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:33 am44 starsFeatured
    All of Lena's adventures have led up to this moment: breaking Portland free of its cured "Zombies." However, with Alex alive, she is still fighting a battle with amor nervosa deliria. Alex says he never really loved her. Lena doesn't dare to hope and rebounds to Julian. But when Alex strikes up a relationship with the lovely new girl, Coral, Lena can't deny her jealousy. Venturing through the Wilds with regulators means death at any moment, though, so Lena tries to push all of her feelings out of the way. The stakes are increasingly higher; regulators are now infiltrating the Wilds to kill all the Invalids. There is a traitor hiding within the Invalid group. Thousands die in the process. With her previously-thought-dead mother back, Julian and Alex fighting physically, and the Wilds a place filthier than she ever imagined, Lena wonders if it was a mistake ever joining the Invalids. But she made a choice. And without the cure, you are free to choose, even to choose the wrong thing. This book was dazzling, but the only thing I was opposed to was the open ending. I would not recommend starting the Delirium Trilogy at all if you do not like open endings, because this final book ends with one, and there is no fourth book. At the end, you don't really know who Lena ends up with, or if the Invalids win, or if Fred Hargrove dies, or if Portland simply becomes more corrupt. But the open ending is also a symbol: you, the reader, get to choose and interpret what will happen in the end, just as Lena and the Invalids get to choose because they are not cured and turned choiceless. Overall, I loved this book, I just am not a fan of indefinite endings.
    • baileli
      baileliThursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:03 am55 stars
      I want to read it so much.
      • pearlishaThursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:59 am
        i love this book so much
        • qfleming
          qflemingTuesday, April 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm55 starsFeatured
          After the exceptional finally of Pandemonium, the end to this trilogy finds Lena caught in a love triangle, until another girl comes into the picture. As for tying up loose ends, the book is from both Lena's and Hannah's point of view. Lena and Hannah are both forced to open their eyes and discover heart-wrenching truths that will begin to break down the walls protecting their beliefs and everything they thought they knew.