Title: Pandemonium (Delirium #2)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Release date: February 28th 2012
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You can read my review of Delirium - here.
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.
Although I got a little confused at the beginning of this book, mainly because the book is divided into two time lines, the "now" and the "then", and because of this I didn´t keep up with the story until the second chapter of "now", but after that I couldn't put it down, this book is really good! I LOVE IT! I liked it more than Delirium. Pandemonium is really addictive.
The chapters are interspersed between now and then. The now takes place in March, Lena is living in New York, and working with resistance, there she must be a sort of undercover agent posing as a supporter in the DFA (Deliria Free America) and watch Julian Fineman. And then is in August, and begins minutes after the events at the end of Delirium until the present.
In this book we are introduced to Julian, he is the new potential love interest of Lena, he´s a super sweet, cute guy and innocent as far as love is concerned (or Deliria as they call it in the book), the way Lena was in the first book, he´s also convinced that love is a mortal disease and it must be eliminated. Julian is a character that is very easily to love and even though I tried to stay strong and don´t like him, and I kept telling myself, "you must remember Alex, remember Alex, remember everything he did for Lena" ... but it was impossible not to like him.... and now I'm torn between the two guys.
Other secondary characters are Raven and Tack, they´re the leaders of the group to which Lena joins. And Raven helps her to become stronger and taught her how to survive.
Pandemonium is an amazing book, I really liked the way the author told us the way Lena becomes a different person, she goes from being a scared and insecure girl to be a strong, confident girl and a fighter. She´s fights for what she wants.
And that ending!! I did have a heart attack with that ending, why! why! did she end the book like that! I end up with my mouth wide open in shock for a while, the good thing is that I already had Requiem waiting on my Kindle. Pandemonium is a MUST READ! I highly recommend this book!