ok… it’s time. I can finally write up a review of this book. 2.5 stars.
Requiem is the third and final book in the Delirium trilogy and to say I was disappointed… well, that would be an understatement. I’m not even sure what to say about the whole thing because I loved, absolutely loved book 1 and then I loved book 2… and I don’t know, maybe I was expecting more than what we got, but I did not love this.
Requiem picks up shortly after book 2 ended. Julian and Lena and Alex are working together now, and well, awkward doesn’t even cover the bases on this one. I’m not going to get into details because you shouldn’t be reading this review if you haven’t read the previous books.
The Resistance is in full swing now, and this story is told in alternating points between Hana and Lena. You remember Hana, she used to be Lena’s best friend. She’s engaged and about to marry Fred Hargrove, the soon-to-be mayor and she is expected to be docile, and obedient. I found her perspective to be interesting. As you all know, love is illegal now, and Hana has had the surgery to make sure she doesn’t feel those emotions, so while she comes across as cold and without emotion, that is the intent. BUT, for some reason she struggles with the idea of who she’s supposed to be and what she should be thinking and doing and her actual actions.
That’s about the only good thing I can say about Hana.
In Lena’s chapters we follow the Resistance’s struggle to survive and Lena’s struggle to make sense of what she wants and needs in her life. There is a bit of romance, lots of misunderstanding and some tears (mine not hers) as the small group that Lena, Julian & Alex were working with meet up with a larger group that is also fighting.
Everything eventually culminates in an action filled ending that had me turning page after page… but when I got to the end I thought it was a joke.
Now don’t get me wrong, I totally get why it ended the way it did, and I get the intent behind it, but for me… as a reader… I wanted some closure. I wanted to know… no I NEEDED to know what the future holds for these characters that I completely fell in love with. What I got, was a non-ending. We’re left to make our own guesses and while that’s fine and dandy for some readers, it’s not for me.
So there you have it. That’s why I was disappointed and this ended up being something I wasn’t expecting it to be and I may have even told someone I want all the time I spent reading this series back. *sigh*