Review: Pandemonium – Lauren Oliver

After escaping from Portland, Lena makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community. Weak and grieving for Alex, Lena fights to survive. And then she fights her oppressors.
As the viewpoint shifts between Lena’s time in the Wilds and the present day, which is set in Brooklyn, Lena transforms into a warrior for the resistance. In New York City, the grass-roots movement for a Deliria-Free America (the DFA) is gathering strength, and its leader, Thomas Fineman, recruits more supporters by the day. His son Julian–as-yet uncured–heads up the DFA’s youth organization. Lena is tasked with blending into the DFA’s rallies; she seems to be a supporter yet she is really a spy.
My thoughts:
I really liked book 1. I read it in a sitting and I liked the world. No feelings. Awesome premise. So of course I really looked forward to book 2. Sadly it went down in a flaming piece of pooh.
What went wrong? Honestly? Everything! First of all I spent the first chapters confused. Then that was settled but it still felt messy. See the book have 2 timelines. Then, when she is in the Wilds (yawn) and Now, when she is for some reason in the Resistance. Of course these timelines never met. The whole Now was just confusing.
So then we have that out of the way, the confusing bits. Let’s move on to how the book was so freaking boring, blah blah blah. I could care less about anyone in the book or anything in this world.
Ok so this point is not the thing that made the book suck but come on! Yes love triangle. A freaking love triangle in a book where love is classified as a disease. Not to mention that I never felt it.
Moving on again, Lena was boring, not a good heroine this time around. Oh and do not even get me started on how she suddenly turns into a ninja or something. The whole last part was just a fail.
The only good thing I liked in the entire book was the cliffie in the end. That was actually good. Even if so obvious.

Series: Delirium #2
Genre: Dystopia / YA
Pages: 329
Published: 2010 by Hodder
Source: For review


44 thoughts on “Review: Pandemonium – Lauren Oliver

  1. Jenny says:

    Awwww sorry this one didn't work for you! I loved it even if I was a touch frustrated by the new love interest. Maybe Requiem will blow you away:) *fingers crossed*

  2. Karen says:

    lmao…."flaming piece of pooh." This is another series I was never interested in. I have Delerium and thought I would give it a try until I heard about the love triangle in book 2. I just can't even read them anymore.

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    I did like Delirum cos I liked the concept, even if I had lots of questions. But it fell apart, I have the worst of luck with dystopia. This always happens!

  4. BookaholicCat says:

    I read first book and liked it, but after reading so many bad reviews about this one I decided not to read it, your review only confirms my decision as a wise one. πŸ™‚

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