Average Goodreads Rating:
Published by: HarperCollins Children's Books
Published on: March 5,2013
Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway 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 infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.
As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I was worried because I had read the other two in the series so long ago, but I remembered everything. I was worried about this book also because the last books in a dystopian series have been kind of a let-down lately.
I shouldn't have worried. This novel like all the others in the series was well-written. I loved how it switched back and forth between Hana and Lena. I loved watching their stories unfold. This novel was one that I really enjoyed and kept me turning the pages.
As for the ending, I was slightly disappointed because I wanted something more. It just kind of ended and lacked the closure I wanted, but the ending was well-written I guess.
Loved the book, but am sad about the ending and sad that the story has come to a close.
So why 4 stars? Because of the ending I knocked it to a 4. I just wanted a more concrete ending.
Can I read the series out of order? Not recommended.
Warnings/Side-notes: None really.
The Wrap-up: An engaging read that sucked me into the story and I couldn't put it down until I finished.