Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

(Delirium #2)
by Lauren Oliver

Publication Date:
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 375
ISBN: 9780061978067

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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.
Words cannot begin to describe the feelings I had when I finished Pandemonium. I am a late bloomer to the Delirium series, but I can’t believe I waited quite so long to get started on it.

Pandemonium picks up right where Delirium ends. Lena is on her own and is running for her life. I really loved Lena in this book. She is a completely different girl than the one we met in Delirium; she has become such a strong, independent young lady. More than once she did things that surprised me. I love watching her character grow more independent.

While Lena is still the main character in the book, we are also introduced to a whole set of new characters. Most of the characters I found to be very interesting, and each for very different reasons. We don’t really get to see many of the characters from Delirium, and I have to say that I really missed a few of them.

One thing that disappointed me is that something is missing from the book. I’m not going to say what, but I will say that when you’ve read the book, you will totally understand what I’m talking about. I do, however, realize that without this one missing piece, we wouldn’t have had this really awesome book.

Pandemonium will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat up until the very last page. The ending nearly killed me, and now I’m dying to get my hands on Requiem! Lauren Oliver does a wonderful job of grabbing your attention and never letting go. I love that while the storyline is still the same as Delirium, the book is just has a completely different aspect to it. SO GOOD!

Overall, this book was great. If you loved Delirium, just wait until you get your hands on Pandemonium!


  1. i think i know who you're talking about. :) i loved the first. have been curious about this for a while. good to know it didn't disappoint!

  2. I already pre-ordered this and really can't wait to read it after read your review and another bunch out here. I think I'll miss those missing ones too ;~;
    Great review Christy! :D

  3. Can't wait to read this. I'm waiting for the library to get their copy.

  4. Hehe, I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. We have discussed that part of the book! :)

    I love your review. It reminded me how awesome this book really is, and my own feelings while reading it. I am also dying for the last book in the series...especially after that jaw dropping ending.

    Great review as always Christy!

  5. I've been debating getting this one, just because I liked Delirium but didn't go all gaga for it. Still, I'm curious as to what's "missing" and what happened to her out in the Wild!

  6. I NEED Requiem NOW! That ending....O.o I'm still reeling from it. Great review!

  7. I skimmed your review, because I CAN'T WAIT to read this one! I've been staying away from a lot of YA lately, but I've been waiting for this one to release.

  8. YEAH!!! LOVED this book so much! I agree with you on the missing piece, but it was necessary I think. And the end? I wanted to curl in a little ball and sob my eyes out, I felt so bad for Lena. Awesome review Christy!

  9. I'M DYING TO READ THIS BOOK !! Delirium was so good and the cliffhanger at the end nearly killed me ... I NEED a copy of this book !! Thanks for the fabulous review Christy :)

  10. I loved Delirium! It was one of my favorite reads of last year. I'm dying to get my hands on a copy of Pandemonium. I'm so excited to see where the story goes next.

    Great review :)

  11. Fantastic review, Christy, I haven't read it yet so I'm curious about what's 'missing' :o]

    You've got me really interested now, Chica!!!

  12. I NEED this book now! Lena is such a great character. I'm afraid I know what's missing...and it's making me really sad. Oh well, I'm sure it'll be amazing!

  13. I enjoyed this book, but I have to say I like Delirium better. I know what you mean about the missing piece. I did like how Lena really learns about herself through the course of the book. I enjoyed meeting a lot of interesting new characters, too. Great review!

  14. I'm surprised, but I didn't miss any of the Delirium characters besides one, gosh I'm horrible, lol.

    And I know, that ending!!!!

  15. Amazing review Christy! I have heard such amazing things about Pandemonium. I think everyone loves it even more than Delirium. I am hoping to do a marathon this weekend and read them both! lol I enjoyed your review! Makes me want to tear into them both right NOW!

    Marlene Detierro (Fishing Lodge Alaska )


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