Requiem (Delirium Trilogy 3)

Requiem (Delirium Trilogy 3)

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BONUS: read an exclusive short story about Alex, Lena's first love - only in the first hardcover printing. The final instalment in the internationally bestselling Delirium trilogy.It is the rule of the WildsYou must be bigger, and stronger, and tougher.A coldness radiates through me, a solid wall that is growing, piece by piece, in my chest. He doesn't love meHe never loved me.It was all a lie.'The old Lena is dead', I say, and then push past him. Each step is more difficult than the last; the heaviness fills me and turns my limbs to stone.You must hurt, or be hurt.Lena can build the walls, but what if there's no one left to take them down? The powerful, heartbreaking conclusion to one of the most eagerly awaited, talked-about series is here.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 144 x 218 x 38mm | 479.99g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444722972
  • 9781444722970
  • 172,157

About Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her achingly beautiful first novel, BEFORE I FALL. She followed that up with DELIRIUM and then PANDEMONIUM - the first two books in her compellingly addictive trilogy. The eagerly anticipated final book in the Delirium trilogy, REQUIEM, will publish in Spring 2013.She is also the author of two novels for young readers, LIESL & PO and THE SPINDLERS, delightful, scary and magical novels that are certain to become modern classics of children's writing. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.Find more information at www.laurenoliverbooks.com, or connect with Lauren on Twitter (www.twitter.com/OliverBooks) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LoveDelirium).show more

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'Beautifully written, thoughtful, intriguing and exciting, Requiem is a stunning finale to the Delirium trilogy... Requiem deals in shattered dreams, broken hearts and forgotten friendships, but this book also offers hope and it teaches that what once was held dear can never be truly lost. A book that is redemptive and hopeful in nature despite lives lost and hearts ruined Requiem teaches us to remain true to ourselves and to others and to never stop fighting for what we believe in' * daisychainbookreviews.blogspot * 'Requiem is the fantastic, thrilling denouement to the Delirium series. Although Lauren Oliver ends her fantastically imagined, dystopian trilogy on an uncertain cliffhanger, I can't imagine that the book could have been better finished in a more finite way... One thing is for sure. If you haven't read this fascinating, compulsive, tension-filled trilogy, make sure you pick it up and decide for yourself. Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem constitute one of the best trilogies I've read in years.' * keepcalmandreadabook.wordpress.com * 'Requiem was action-packed from start to finish... It was well and truly one hell of a ride, and I can't wait to see what Oliver starts working on next' * somewherebetweenthepages.blogspot.co.uk * 'Lauren Oliver manages to break my heart every time with the endings to her books... a moving and beautiful conclusion.' * jessheartsbooks.blogspot.co.uk * 'I have loved the Delirium series from the minute I laid my hands on the first book... A perfect ending to a perfect series!' * themidnightreaders.blogspot.co.uk * 'This final instalment is packed full of action, love triangles, drama and detection... The character development is brilliant and the writing is fast paced so that you can't put it down... a fantastic book' * passionfornovels.com * 'Requiem is as beautifully written as you would expect of a novel by Oliver, but this time round, I noticed it more... inspiring, empowering, motivating. But that's true of the whole book, really, the whole series. Fighting for what you believe in, fighting for your right to freedom, fighting for love. Requiem has finished off a beautiful trilogy that will forever have a place in my heart as one of my favourites. Lauren Oliver, I have two words for you: thank you.' * onceuponabookcase.co.uk * 'Hold on to your seat, grip Requiem tight, and prepare yourself to be whisked away by Lauren Oliver's flawless writing...' * bookcrazedreviews.blogspot.co.uk * 'An absolutely stunning read, this conclusion to Lauren Oliver's Delirium trilogy is the best in the series and makes the set of books a massive recommendation' * thebookbag.co.uk * 'I read it in exactly one sitting, didn't put it down ... Fast-paced and exciting... It had a fantastic storyline and was a truly fantastic finale but I am very sad to see this trilogy end!' * Guardian Teen Bookclub - guardian.co.uk * 'It has been a long time since a book has had such an impact on me as Lauren Oliver's Delirium did... As Delirium swept me off my feet, and Pandemonium raised so many questions, Requiem sucked me in from page one and spat me back out again on the last page, a shell of a woman...' * Glamour Book Club - glamourmagazine.co.uk * 'Requiem has everything we could ask for, more drama and tension, love interests, and getting to spend time with some familiar faces. Each new page, then chapter, brought something new to this adventure... a sudden turn in the path that revealed another secret.' * muchlovedbooks.blogspot.co.uk * 'Full of the beautiful writing that I've come to expect from Lauren Oliver... If you're a fan of this series then you won't want to miss this one' * feelingfictional.com * 'There's plenty of action as well as heart-searching in this exciting finale, which Oliver controls with intricate skill and narrates in characteristically fluent style' * Daily Mail * 'The final book of this brilliant trilogy... Fantastically tense... Clear a chunk of your diary; you'll be as gripped as you were by The Hunger Games. We love this' * Heat * I have loved the Delirium series from the minute I laid my hands on the first book and since enduring the ending of Pandemonium, I have been desperate to get my hands on the final instalment... I loved this book! It was a fitting end to the trilogy and I can't wait for you all to get your hands on a copy... A perfect ending to a perfect series! * themidnightreaders.blogspot.co.uk * This final instalment is packed full of action, love triangles, drama and detection... The character development is brilliant and the writing is fast paced so that you can't put it down... a fantastic book. * www.passionfornovels.com * Breath-taking and highly anticipated.... Hold on to your seat, grip Requiem tight, and prepare yourself to be whisked away by Lauren Oliver's flawless writing... * bookcrazedreviews.blogspot.co.uk * Most of all I loved the little surprises that popped up every few chapters that made the storyline so exciting and un-put-downable! It had a fantastic storyline and was a truly fantastic finale but I am very sad to see this trilogy end! * Guardian Teen Book Club * Requiem sucked me in from page one and spat me back out again on the last page...Oliver has a way of writing about love that makes you sigh out loud, clutch your heart, and do other things that boys think girls do when they fall head over heels for someone. * Glamour Book Club * We're big fans of Lauren Oliver and this is the emotionally charged follow-up to last year's futuristic love story DELIRIUM. With echoes of Brave New World, we catch up with young heroine Lena as she attempts to survive in the dangerous Wilds . . . Now we just have to wait for the final episode in the trilogy. * Bella on PANDEMONIUM * Oliver is a considerably better writer than the Twilight creator - an adept and occasionally courageous storyteller who can shock and awe with a well-placed twist. * Independent on PANDEMONIUM * Prepare to become completely absorbed. * Glamour on PANDEMONIUM * Crackling with tension, Lauren Oliver's follow up to DELIRIUM is as whip smart and addictive as her dystopian debut. * Marie Claire on PANDEMONIUM * Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive. * Heat on PANDEMONIUM * 'Amazing, unputdownable!' * Grazia on DELIRIUM * 'Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction . . . [DELIRIUM] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.' * The Sunday Times on DELIRIUM * '[T]he final chapters of Lena Haloway's journey will have readers breathlessly turning the pages . . . A dystopian tour de force.' * Kirkus reviews * 'The new Hunger Games . . . We loved the first two books, and spring sees the publication of the final instalment . . . With a movie trilogy in the pipeline too, you'd better get reading!' * Cosmopolitan * In the same mode as Suzanne Collins in her Hunger Games trilogy, Oliver, too, posits a feisty, physically able heroine, giving as good as she gets, in a fast-paced YA thriller: this trend is a welcome one. -- Independent on Sunday on PANDEMONIUM We're big fans of Lauren Oliver and this is the emotionally charged follow-up to last year's futuristic love story DELIRIUM. With echoes of Brave New World, we catch up with young heroine Lena as she attempts to survive in the dangerous Wilds . . . Now we just have to wait for the final episode in the trilogy. -- Bella on PANDEMONIUM Amazing, unputdownable! -- Grazia on DELIRIUM A dystopian Romeo and Juliet story that deserves to be as massive as Twilight. -- Stylist on DELIRIUM Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive ... A thoughtful, exciting and moving story that reminds us just how important love is. Devour it, then go and give all your friends a big hug. -- Heat on DELIRIUM Lena Haloway's journey will have readers breathlessly turning the pages . . . A dystopian tour de force. * Kirkus Reviews * The new Hunger Games . . . We loved the first two books, and spring sees the publication of the final instalment . . . With a movie trilogy in the pipeline too, you'd better get reading! * Cosmopolitan *show more

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109,807 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 27% (29,337)
4 34% (37,789)
3 28% (30,403)
2 9% (9,758)
1 2% (2,520)

Our customer reviews

Pandemonium ended on such a cliffhanger that the wait for Requiem was almost impossible. I would have liked to have it begin right where Pandemonium left off, when Alex makes an appearance, but no, it's a few days later so we've missed the initial reactions. But the tension is heavy between Alex, Lena and Julian. Though I don't think I can blame Alex for the way he feels. I did feel really sorry for Julian though as I'd also become really fond of him in Pandemonium. Being who he is, going into the camp full of resistant strangers was hard enough without the added conflict. And Lena, is only ally, I feel blows hot and cold towards him. This was a love triangle that had me all over the place. Usually, I find that I have a clear persuasion towards one of the guys, but both Alex and Julian stole my affections. I admit that I didn't completely love Delirium and Alex was my favourite thing about that book. The ending shocked and upset me and I fervently hoped that he'd be making a re-appearance in Pandemonium. But I, much like Lena, didn't expect to also fall for Julian. There wasn't many romantic moments in this book but, given the environment, on the move in search of a permanent settlement, and being constantly on alert for being attacked, I wouldn't have expected too many stolen moments. Which I was glad off, because it meant I could enjoy reading without feeling too much apprehension for the guy who wasn't on the receiving end of Lena's affections. This book has the added POV of Hana, which I honestly wasn't overjoyed about, feeling that I'd just want to keep getting back to Lena and where the action was. But I found myself really enjoying it. It was interesting to see the war from the other side, where she's paired with the cruel and antagonistic new mayor, and also to see how much influential people can get away with. Not only the resistance, but a lot of the cured's are going to suffer more than they are already, under his plans. The cure doesn't appear to have worked properly for Hana and she's aware that her fianc�????�???�??�?�©e is wrong and maybe even slightly crazy. Unfortunately, disappointing is the first word to come to mind when I try to describe the ending of this book. In fact, it doesn't feel like an ending at all. More like it just cut off in the middle. So much left unanswered. Hana, the romance, the resistance, the war......we aren't given any clarity of how things turn out in any of these, just completely open ended, something I really don't like, but I felt it was taken to the extreme here. As the final book in the series, and I completely enjoyed reading it, hence four stars, the ending was not in the least bit satisfying. An epilogue would have been needed or maybe a novella or something to tidy things up. I definitely feel things need to be tied up in this series.show more
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