Book Review: Pandemonium


Author: Lauren Oliver

Genre: YA

Summary: 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.

Review: I enjoyed the first book, Delirium, but not until almost the end. It was very well written but was lacking in something that I can’t quite explain.

This second book was opposite. I devoured it from the beginning, but lost steam in the last few chapters.

Oliver writes beautifully. She has a strong voice and is almost poetic. I really don’t know what it is that makes me distracted while reading her books. Perhaps it’s just the story that I’m not invested in.

Recommendation: Try it, but definitely borrow from somebody first.




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