Author: Lauren Oliver
Publication Date: February 28th, 2012
Pages: 375 (Paperback)
Genre: YA – Dystopia, Romance
Pandemonium picks up a few months after the last event in Delirium. The beginning was – honestly – boooring. And I can’t help but yawned. My eyes seemed to wander everywhere and I was tempted to put this book down. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Now and Then format and that’s probably what makes the start of this book tedious and a bit confusing. Sad to say that the pacing is too slow for my taste.
Fortunately, this book did become more enjoyable and I can never get tired of Lauren Oliver’s beautiful descriptive writing. The new characters bring additional dynamic to this book even though we don’t see them that often. I really liked Raven, Tack, Hunter and Sarah. I hope we get to know more about their pasts in the final book. Julian was easy for me to like and he was as clueless as Lena when she first met Alex. And yeah… We have a love triangle! I’m not sure which team I’m on since I liked both Alex and Julian equally… But for the time being I think I’m sticking with Alex. :3
Now Lena is different than she was in the first book. The Wilds had shaped her into a stronger person. I liked that change and she could actually DO SOMETHING at difficult times. I hope she will stay this way or continue to become more stronger.
THE ENDING!! I knew that was coming but I was still speechless anyway! It was WORSE than Delirium. 🙁 But you know what made me feel glad? Requiem was already released a few months ago and I already bought it so I’m truly truly glad that I don’t have to wait a whole year just to know what will happen next. 😉