375 pages (Hardcover)
A girl I used to take dance classes with called this book "a waste of paper" on her Facebook. Uhm, what? You can't be serious. Okay, so a couple things annoyed me, but, damn, did I like this book.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.
The structure was frustrating at first. The book flips between "Then" and "Now", and it took nearly the whole book for me to get used to that. I mean, the events aren't hard to separate, but I found it just messed with the flow of the book.
Then I couldn't keep track of the characters in the "Then" chunks. Plus, the only one I held ANY interest in was Hunter, who there was not nearly enough of. I wanted more Hunter. And more character development here.
Yet, with an ending like this one had, I was left wanting so much more. Seriously, that was brutal. Just when I started to REALLY like Julian...
Much love, Samantha