by: Lauren Oliver
4 of 5 stars
They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.
But we are still here.
And there are more of us every day.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way 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 now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor.
Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings.
Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it.
But we have chosen a different road.
And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose.
We are even free to choose the wrong thing.
Requiem. I have many thoughts about this book that I'm basically having a conflict of interests. Whenever I think in this book or in the first one of the trilogy, I remember how much it made me suffer. This books got really deep into me.
Anyway, tears aside, the book was fantastic. I really wish for a sequel, because some things were not firm for me. They end hanging, for me, and I didn't like that. I really don't want to spoil you all if you have not read the book, but I need to express my feelings.
This that end hanging, for me:
- Julian - I mean, hell! I know that Lena "dump" him because she really loves Alex, which I always knew about it... but he end up ALONE? Please! He is too pretty for that. At least he had to have someone somewhere... right?
- Alex & Lena "thingy" - I said "thingy" because nowhere and I mean nowhere says what the hell they are. Yeah, they love each other and all, but common on... their end was pathetic. I was wishing for a happy every after like, babies and all.
- Lena's family - I mean her aunt, her sister and the others. I don't know if they died or if they survive or I don't know even why they leaved the poor girl (Lena's cousin, who I don't remember the name) alone.
- Hana - Jesus! This is totally a huge cliffhanger... What do you want me to think, Ms. Oliver? Did you killed her or not? If you killed her... Damn! After so many chapters in her POV... you killed her? That's hardcore for me.
- Annabel - Okay, okay... Lena's mom. Where did she go?
- Tack & Raven - yeah, well... this is a hard point for me. Very emotional. Shit! Raven died or at least that's what Lena thinks after seeing her getting shot and Tack crying over her. I SUFFERED AT THE F PART! I really did. Raven was sweet and she WAS pregnant. I'm trying not to hate you, Ms. Oliver but you make the job a hard one. What the hell will Tack do now? Suicide, maybe?
- The Revolution - you know, this point is interesting. They took down the walls, right? But it was only one city. What about the whole country? The same or there was people taking their walls down too? I have a headache for thinking too much.