Bookanista Thursday: Pandemonium0
This week for Bookanista Thursday I’m talking about Pandemonium, the sequel to Delirium, by Lauren Oliver.
I went into this book with a bit of trepidation … I’ll admit that I’m kind of cynical when it comes to anything dystopian lately. And I’m also not the biggest fan of sequels. But, like A Million Suns, Lauren really pulled it off.
She also left us with humdinger of a cliffhanger (again!)
What I love about Pandemonium:
- The imagery. Lauren uses beautiful descriptions and sensory images to draw you into the novel and Lena’s thoughts.
- The dual storyline. The chapters alternate between the “past” and “now” – both of which are at a later time than Delirium. They were laid out well and I never felt confused (except for the first chapter) – only anxious to get back into the different time to find out what happened next (with all those chapter cliffhangers!)
- The love interest. (Spoiler alert!) I missed Alex in this book. Missed him right along with Lena. But, then there’s interesting new character in Julian … hmmm … It didn’t feel too contrived, although I do worry about the love triangle in the third novel. I don’t want an angry Alex turning his back on Lena because she dared to even think about moving on.
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.
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