Sunday, August 25, 2013

Book Review 15:Sweet Evil

Embrace the Forbidden What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

* The Break Down:
If your looking for an original, kick-ass-plot with an all-to-sexy-male-lead
... I think you have found it!

I'll start off with why I love this book so much. Originality— Yes, this book is about angels BUT! It is so unlike any angel book I’ve ever read! Among all the books out there about angels and demons; Sweet Evil has the most original take on them that I've read. Of course with the angel plot, comes damons and power but with Sweet Evil there is a lot of emphasis put on the Damon's and their individual sins from the 7 deadly sins. Instead of the book being centers about the good, its really centered on the bad. Anna is a 16 year old girl who has always been to good for her own good, never told a lie; until she meets one Mr very sexy Kaiden Rowe. As many times as i say it, its NOT ENOUGH, the spin on angels is so different finally someone who gets it right!  The whole badge concept and the fact that the Nephilim's sole purpose is being bad influences to humans is pure genius!

The Characters. If there's any YA character that is swoon-worthy, than Kaidan Rowe is exactly that. Every time he's in a scene of the book I'm practically bouncing up and down with excitement. There isn't a thing I don't like about him. Kaidan is my man!

Now on a side note, Wiggins actually wrote in the book that his name is pronounced Ka-i-y-den, the Kai pronounced like “Thai”. But I just couldn’t read his name like that, so I just call him Kay-den. 


Anyway, let’s just get it out there I LOVE HIM... all of him whether his name was Ka-i-y-den or Kay-den.  God damn it he was sexy. 


He was smokin’ hot. As in H-O-T-T hot. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra T. This guy was extra-T worthy."

Sorry am I drooling?

It’s fictional boys like these that are just ruining my life because I know I can never find someone like them. Ugh. Lets be honest on a side note over here:

Boys are doomed, because of our ridiculous expectations thanks to Kaiden,Daemon, Aiden and every other book boyfriend out there. 

Thank you authors everywhere. 

Now on to Anna.
Anna is ideal student and equivalent of a good girl. She never lies, because even small harmless lie makes her uncomfortable. She is strongly tempted to all "bad" things, but so far she has always been able to resist them. With her extremely enhanced senses and ability to see and feel feelings of other people, she is aware of the fact that she is different. Than she meets attractive drummer and bad boy Kaiden who seems too be different himself and has answers to her questions. The feelings between those two evoke but when Anna discovers her true origin, she realizes that Kaiden may be too bad for her and being together is very dangerous for both of them. 

Over all, Sweet Evil was excellent introduction into this YA paranormal series. I was blown away by angels & demons mythology and original twists in this story. First half was not very action-driven BUT it was very interesting to find out all those information about Nephilims and get to know characters. Moreover, banters and conversations between Anna and Kaiden were entertaining and chemistry between them was off the charts. I was pleasantly surprised that even though Sweet Evil is YA story, some scenes were really hot! The second half was undownputtable, I loved every second of it and I cannot wait to find out what is in store for Anna, Kaiden and other characters in next instalment!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #6: The Promise Of Amazing

***"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.***

So what book am I anxiously awaiting to read?
The Promise Of Amazing By Robin Constanine

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.

Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how. 

One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love. 

So lately i've been drawn to more YA-Contenporary novels and put the whole Dystopian/Paranormal novels have been put on the back-burners. This book looks adorable, but as we all know from my Things I Really Don't Understand Post I’m not a fan of characters on book covers, but seriously... how cute is the cover for The Promise of Amazing look?  The premise doesn’t sound like anything I haven’t read before, but it does sound like a book that I will be able to relate to and hopefully, crossing my fingers, will be able to swoon over.

 Never know right? What do y'all think of this book?

Also I really LOVE Waiting On Wednesdays It literally is my favourite meme of the week to find new books to read and look forward to, so if you have any suggestions: Please leave them in the comments below along with your blog name, Oh and don't forget to follow!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Book Review #14: Mila 2.0

Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past—that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.

Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.

Mila 2.0 is Debra Driza’s bold debut and the first book in a Bourne Identity-style trilogy that combines heart-pounding action with a riveting exploration of what it really means to be human. Fans of I Am Number Four will love Mila for who she is and what she longs to be—and a cliffhanger ending will leave them breathlessly awaiting the sequel.

* The Break Down:
When I first heard about MILA 2.0, I was ridiculously excited to get my hands on it. The blurb sounded right up my alley and I expected a lot of government conspiracies,fight scenes, technology, action, and a hint of a romance. And this did happen... sort of BUT, and here's the kicker, it was one of those awkward romances - that never really started and definitely did not end. 

I felt like the characterization could have really used some work. The only character that I slightly cared about was Mila and that's pushing it. This is not because they were bad characters, it's just that I didn't feel a connection to them. There isn't a lot of time spent with any one character besides the evil General Holland (and obviously, he wasn't exactly huggable) and another scientist named Lucas. They all seemed very conveniently placed in the story to help Mila in some way, but in actuality, we know nothing about any of them. Mila's mom was a scientist, great. Hunter is a new boy at school. Lucas is a scientist that goes to MIT. General Holland is evil. Kaylee is a mean girl. That literally the most you get out of each character, I mean where was the depth?

In addition , The relationships were very flimsy to me. There was no real development between Mila and her mom. Or Mila and Hunter. Or even Mila and Kaylee. They were just sort of mashed together and the reader is supposed to accept things for the way they are. I felt almost as if I started the book in the middle when all the relationships and feeling of the character toward these character has already been explained.

Okay, so now for the romance as I said before, the romance was really awkward. I wouldn't have minded if the romance was evident, Not because I wanted romance in the story, but because of the way Hunter's character was portrayed and then was  later completely left out. In short this is how it went:

Boy meets girl. They hit it off.  boy and girl spend time with each other BUT DONT GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER. Girl leaves boy behind...End of romance BUT girl continues to think of boy. Thats basically the amount of detail we were given. The beginning is set up so that you believe there is going to be a heavy romantic storyline included between the new guy at school, Hunter, and Mila,  But once the plot sped up the romance went completely thrown out the window.

Don't get me wrong when I say that this book was flawed, but the reason I wanted to review it, was because I wanted to mention the originality of the plot. Debra Driza created an amazing story to tell in theory , but I was only able to catch glimpses of it.

All in all, even though I complained through most of this review about things that probably wouldn't bother most, I do think MILA 2.0 will become a popular novel. The storyline is intriguing and I do still plan on continuing the series because it feels like it has potential to develop into a great novel.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #5 Split Second

***"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.***

So what book am I anxiously awaiting to read?
...Split Second By Kasie West

 Life can change in a split second.

Addie hardly recognizes her life since her parents divorced. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. She can’t believe this is the future she chose. On top of that, her ability is acting up. She’s always been able to Search the future when presented with a choice. Now she can manipulate and slow down time, too . . . but not without a price.

When Addie’s dad invites her to spend her winter break with him, she jumps at the chance to escape into the Norm world of Dallas, Texas. There she meets the handsome and achingly familiar Trevor. He’s a virtual stranger to her, so why does her heart do a funny flip every time she sees him? But after witnessing secrets that were supposed to stay hidden, Trevor quickly seems more suspicious of Addie than interested in her. And she has an inexplicable desire to change that.

Meanwhile, her best friend, Laila, has a secret of her own: she can restore Addie’s memories . . . once she learns how. But there are powerful people who don’t want to see this happen. Desperate, Laila tries to manipulate Connor, a brooding bad boy from school—but he seems to be the only boy in the Compound immune to her charms. And the only one who can help her.
As Addie and Laila frantically attempt to retrieve the lost memories, Addie must piece together a world she thought she knew before she loses the love she nearly forgot . . . and a future that could change everything.

Expected publication: February 11th 2013 

I enjoyed Pivot Point a lot, more than I thought I would actually. February 11, 2014 cannot arrive quickly enough for the sequel Split Second. I am excited and anxious to see how everything plays out in this novel.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Book Review #13: The Evolution Of Mara Dyer

Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.
She can’t

She used to think her problems were all in her head.
They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.

She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. 

What will become of Mara Dyer next? 

* The Break Down:
Are you are looking for a thrilling, kick-ass sequel with spine-chilling-angst and heart-throbbing romance?

..well hells bells I think you found it!

This book has left me in a place I'm sure I don't want to come back from. Their were so many twist and turns I'm pretty sure I might have whiplash. It was disturbingly insane yet utterly romantic.

Lets talk about the disturbingly insane part of this book first because It.was.Crazy.  From terrifying hand-made dolls , to dead crows dropping from the sky, to mental hospitals ; The Evolution of Mara Dyer defines creepiness to a whole new level.

Surpisingly this part is was I enjoyed the most from the first book and was doubly glad to see again, in an even higher degree in this sequel. The pacing was a great match as well with the perfect amount of spine chilling happenings that kept me positively glued to it all. To balance it out, The reader gets some well needed fantastic humor that made me burst into laughter more than once! I especially adored Jamie's sarcasm! 

"Perhaps because she is batshit crazy, Brooke." 
Jamie slow-clapped. 
"Jamie," Brooke said calmly. "I'm not sure that's productive."
"I was applauding Mara for her extraordinary appropriate use of the term 'batshit crazy'.”

To be honest, once again I absolutely loved all the characters . Noah, Jamie, and Daniel grew on me even further, if thats even possible. I think my favorite two were Daniel and Noah though. Daniel is just an amazing big brother and I loved some of his zingers. 

My brother cleared his throat. "I wish she knew that I think she is the most hilarious person on Earth. And that whenever she's not home, I feel like I'm missing my partner in crime."

My throat tightened. Do not cry. Do not cry.

"I wish she knew that she's really Mom's favorite--" 

I shook my head here.

"--the princess she always wanted. That Mom used to dress her up like a little doll and parade her around like Mara was her greatest achievement. I wish Mara knew that I never minded, because she's my favorite too.” 

Awe! This part had me aching for sure, It was sweet and raw.

And then there was Noah *Pause to swoon. 

Smooth, charming, complicated, and protective, He said the most irresistible things, turning the best of into puddles of goo.

“If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.” 

Oh Noah, Noah Noah; Marry me?

Oh and I'm proud and oddly surprised to say that this time around , the romance did not give everything else a back seat. It's was largely present in the entire book but did not dominate the plot at which I loved.

Word of warning: The cliffhanger is even worse than The Unbecoming. I'm almost sorry I read this early. Almost. But what did I expect, when The Evolution was so much more intense, so much scarier, so much more sick and beautiful and gut-wrenching?

Overall, the plot-line was crazy, twisted, unexpected, and a hell of a marvelous ride. Pieces of information were thrown at you one after another and sometimes, even though it was hard to keep up with, Miss Hodkin made it possible. There was drama, intrigue, action, craziness (which I will keep repeating because this will never stopping recurring when it comes to Mara Dyer books), humor, and an amazing romance. It was a great sequel that got me pumped for the third book that come out in a few months!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ignite Me Cover Reveal?

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she’ll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew—about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam—was wrong.

If you haven't seen my  crack pot theory on who Juliet will end up with, 

So a couple of questions/ facts for those playing the home game.

1. What was those words on Warners back?  .... Right, wasn't it Ignite?

2. Every book so far have coordinated with Warner and Juliet right? 

“That this girl would know exactly how to shatter me.” - Destroy Me (Warner)

“This girl is destroying me.” - Destroy Me (Warner)

“I want to unravel him.” - Unravel Me (Juliette)

Nothing new here, Juliet and Warner are the only ones who know about this tattoo.

 I know I have been oscillate between team Adam and team Warner since Destroy Me, So I'm not sure how this makes me feel BUT I mean if this isn’t an indication of Juliette and Warner are ending up together in the end, I don't know what is. Like I said before I might be totally off base or straight on the mark, WHO REALLY KNOWS?

But that my Spiel, Whats yours? Comment Below and of course don't forget to follow!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #4: Allegiant

***"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.***

So what book am I anxiously awaiting to read?
... Allegiant By Veronica Roth


The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

Expected publication: October 22nd 2013 

THANK YOU FICTIONAL GODS ABOVE! I'm such a fan of Veronica Roth, as we all know... I've been wanting to feature this on my Waiting On Wednesday for some time but the synopsis was just released! Do I even need to explain why I need this book further? 

I just have on tiny, minuscule request...

Monday, August 5, 2013

Book Review #12 Enclave

In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.

As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.

Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first Deuce thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.

As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.

* The Break Down:
Lets just start by staying, I'm kicking myself HARD for not reading Enclave before this moment in my life and sadly it was published April 12th 2011. Personally I always over looked it thinking "next time"

Well guess what people; Three years later and here we are.

So I apologize to those who are reading this post 3 years too late but I seriously couldn’t give up the chance to review this.

I kept hearing about this book and was excited to read it, but did not really know what to expect when I finally got my own copy. I have never read about a post apocalyptic plot BUT dystopian societies always have fascinate me, so I began the book hoping for the best.

To start the novel, we have a kick-ass heroine, who barren lands- into a society where the odds of survival are slim to none, then you throw in terrifying creatures, plus, the unlikely romance between Deuce and Fade (fierce and skilled in his own right), add even more flames and WAH BAM you have Enclave.

Enclave is told from Deuce’s eyes, a girl who has just been given a name and the job she has always wanted:  A Huntress.  What does this mean?  Well, she goes out and hunts the “Freaks” which are basically zombies.  Flesh eating, body rotting, foul creatures that sole purpose seems to be eating humans and anything else that contains meat, even their own dead.  Yumm.

Oh and to make things better, after a series of events Deuce and Fade is extruded from the Enclaves protected and is forced to live on "Topside" where everything is foreign she must learn to survive in a world that had always been a camp-fire legend.

The characters in Enclave were so distinct, each having lucid voice. Deuce and Fade are both strong willed characters that do not get along right off the bat, for obvious reasons.  Fade is from the outside and does not just follow blindly where as Deuce does.  

As the books dimensions grow there is a budding romance that develops in the background, but it does not dominate the story which I appreciated.  I enjoyed the slow development of their dependency on each other, it made the relationship feel more genuine and believable.

The world of the Enclave is absolutely terrifying, I can only imagine what the next book has in store for these survivors, located in a deadly setting such as Razor land, reader are sure to be hooked!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Book Review 11: The Beginning of After

Anyone who's had something truly crappy happen to them will tell you: It's all about Before and After. What I'm talking about here is the ka-pow, shake-you-to-your-core-and-turn-your-bones-to-plastic kind of crappy.

Sixteen-year-old Laurel's world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. Behind the wheel is the father of her bad-boy neighbor, David Kaufman, whose mother is also killed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new reality in which she and her best friend grow apart, boys may or may not be approaching her out of pity, overpowering memories lurk everywhere, and Mr. Kaufman is comatose but still very much alive. Through it all there is David, who swoops in and out of Laurel's life and to whom she finds herself attracted against her better judgment. She will forever be connected to him by their mutual loss--a connection that will change them both in unexpected ways. 

Jennifer Castle's debut novel is a heart-wrenching, surprisingly witty testament to how drastically life can change in the span of a single moment.

* The Break Down:

If you’re a reader looking for a memorial and a tear-choking book, well hells bells, you've found it.

The Beginning of After is a story of loss and love, but so are so many other books out there; so what makes this one worth reading?

With her debut, author Castle paints a heartbreaking image of two teens suffering and who have connected by their mutual loss. Laurel and David are initially only acquaintances because of the proximity of their homes, but this tentative relationship develops into a strong bond as they struggle with and against each other in their grief. 

The grief narrative worked so well in because of the strength and distinctness of Castle’s characters as well as her beautiful writing. Despite, or perhaps of this frequently used theme, The Beginning of After takes a fresh and delicate look at the both destructive and purgative power of grief that are sure tug on the readers’ heart strings.

Laurel’s emotions and actions were straight on the mark. She moves through shock and denial to out-right anger and sadness with the realities of a real-life loss. Jennifer Castle does an excellent job of capturing the intricate parts of grief; from the random splurges of details and images she remembers of her family and life before

Laurel’s relationship with David was complicated and realistic. Something we don't see often and what Castle shows, is a relationship that develops and changes over the years – from being childhood friends to not friends at all – and how they were brought together again by the tragedy. I appreciated every character in this novel, and felt they were all well written.

 The Beginning of After was an emotional journey and an heart stopping debut for author Jennifer Castle.

“Then I closed my eyes.
That was it. That was Before. Now here we go into After.” 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Origin Teaser!

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything. 

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? 


The shadow pulled away, moving forward quickly. My first instinct screamed Arum and to push away from it. I reached blindly for the obsidian necklace, realizing too late I didn't have it anymore.
"You're still having nightmares," the shadow said.
At the sound of the familiar voice, fear gave way to rage so potent that it tasted like a battery acid. I was on my feet before I knew it.
"Blake," I spat.

Daemon POV
All the pent up, helpless rage formed a wrecking ball inside of me. Maintaining human form was near impossible. I wanted to hit something—destroy something. I needed to.
"Daemon, no one—"
"Shut up," I said, turning to where Matthew sat in the corner of the room. Right this moment I wanted to destroy him. "Just shut the hell up."

Katy's POV
"As close as you're riding me, man, I feel like I need to take you out to dinner or something. At least, I should get your name." He punched in a floor number, smirking. "People call me Archer."
A certain bone-deep understanding occurred and my hand tightened around the smaller one I held. It weren't stars we were staring at. The sky was falling.
Daemon's POV
"We can't lose you," she said after a few moments of awkward as hell silence. "You have to understand that we aren't doing this because we don't care about Kat. We're doing this because we love you."
"But I love her," I said without hesitation.
Dee's eyes widened, probably since it was the first time she'd heard me say it out loud, well, about anyone other than my family. I wished I had said it more often, especially to Kat. Funny how that kind of shit always turns out in the end. While you're deep in something, you never say or do what you need to. It's always after the fact, when it's too late that you realize what you've should've said or done.
It couldn't be too late. I knew that. The fact that I was still alive was testament to that. Like Dee said, though, there were worse things than death.
"I love you," I said, our lips brushing. "I love you so very much."
The shadow pulled away, moving forward quickly. My first instinct screamed Arum and to push away from it. I reached blindly for the obsidian necklace, realizing too late I didn't have it anymore.
"You're still having nightmares," the shadow said.
At the sound of the familiar voice, fear gave way to rage so potent that it tasted like a battery acid. I was on my feet before I knew it.
"Blake," I spat.

“You have no idea…” I ran out of words at that point. Her being this close after so long was the sweetest kind of torture. Each breath she took, I felt in every part of my body, in some areas more than others. Really inappropriate, but she always had a powerful hold over me. Common sense jumped out the window."

And I think, Wow, I did. I actually managed to die from a stroke... at the age of 18. Now we know, THEY WILL BE REUNITED!

I just want to say 


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Book Review #10 Requiem

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 is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

* The Break Down:

After two cliffhangers, nights of insomnia and several months of waiting, the conclusion to Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy could not have been more coveted.

Requiem does a reputable job, of completing the plot it set up two books ago and bringing everything together. Requiem is narrated by both Lena and Hannah, and is set a short while after the end of Pandemonium. The trilogy goes full circle and we go back to the two girls at its heart. Lena may be free, but Hannah is anything but. Lena and Hannah are used to living in opposite worlds – now they do more than ever before, we see their lives collide once again, but it will not be easy to continue as they did before.

This alternating narration suits the storyline perfectly, giving us a much-needed glimpse into the opposing sides of the revolution. Many questions are answered, but sadly many more went unanswered. We get to see how complicated life is for Hannah even though she has been cured. And Lena once again struggles with her feelings for Julian and Alex, torn between whispered promises, familiarity and comfort. Beloved characters suffer greatly, some betray, and some surprise.

The one thing that truly killed me was the ending. If it even be called an ending to a book? Let alone an entire series? Lena finally decides who she truly loves, characters die and the government has fallen. BUT WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Does Alex ever find Lena? Does the war finally end? I mean go heavens sake what happens to Hana? At least for me, the end of the book left me disappointed and wanting more. It's as if pages were torn out in the middle of the action and we are only left to guess what happens.

Despite the abrupt ending, The Delirium series has such an original concept revolving around the fact that Love is a disease to be eradicated. 

“Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That's what it is: an edge; a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on
either side.”  

 And although the ending wasn't what I needed to end the series, it was beautifully crafted:

“Take down the walls. 

That is, after all, the whole point. 
You do not know what will happen if you take down the walls; you cannot see through to the other side, don't know whether it will bring freedom or ruin, resolution or chaos. It might be paradise or destruction. 
Take down the walls.
Otherwise you must live closely, in fear, building barricades against the unknown, saying prayers against the darkness, speaking verse of terror and tightness.
Otherwise you may never know hell; but you will not find heaven, either. You will not know fresh air and flying.
All of you, wherever you are: in your spiny cities, or your one bump towns. Find it, the hard stuff, the links of metal and chink, the fragments of stone filling you stomach. 
And pull, and pull, and pull.
I will make a pact with you: I will do it if you will do it, always and forever.
Take down the walls.” 

Overall the Delirium Series is one that will sit proudly on my bookshelf. I recommend it to ANYONE who can read comprehendible English. If you’re looking for heart-throbbing, tears-running-down-your-face-like-a-freak-storm, action packed type of book, than I 100% think this book is for you.