Hardcover: 329 Pages
Published: February 28, 2012
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 loved Delirium as much as
Lena loved Alex. And
when the ending hit, my heart was split into two pieces. One, I wanted to push Lena into the woods and get her far away and second I
wanted to jump into the book and throw Alex over the fence. It was a tragically
sad ending, like Romeo and Juliet. I was anticipating a different end to
Delirium. but I got something unexpected and I just wanted to throw my book
across the room.
So what's happening now is...
This book takes place in "now'' and "then" which confused me a lot because I was so excited to read the book that I never read the titles of the chapters. "Then" starts in August and shows
Lena doing everything since she
escaped and Alex was left behind. We get to see how heartbreaking it is for Lena to remember Alex. She is scared for his life and
doesn't know what has happened to him.
"Now" is in March and takes place in
New York Lena has joined the resistance, has a fake
identity and is living among the cured. She is attending Deliria-Free America (DFA)
in order to keep an eye on the son of the head of the movement, Julian Fineman.
During this crazy rally they both end up being kidnapped. Lena
becomes very brave, strong, and fights for her life in order to live another
day. There are many twists and turns during the kidnapping and Lena is strong through it all.
I loved the action and adventure that Oliver created. It was captivating and entertaining to read. However, the only issue I had with this book was the love triangle. I loved Delirium because the love between Alex and
felt real and believable. They made so many sacrifices to be together only to
have another guy jump in to try to steal Lena's
heart. Umm...No. I don't like love triangles and that's why this book fell a
little short for me.