“This book had more adventure and chance to it.”Saliem wrote this review Friday, January 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Lena is in the Wilds and there is trouble going around. The DFA is emence power over Manhattan and one day something goes wrong in the so called perfect world.”Brian wrote this review Saturday, January 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was breathtaking. Lauren Oliver has clawed her way into my top ten author's list with only three books. Incredible. Simply incredible. ”Alicia C wrote this review Tuesday, January 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Disappointing follow-up to the original Delirium. The constant switch between the past and present made the story seem disjointed.”1stStreet wrote this review Wednesday, January 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great Book! Very interesting!”Morgan A wrote this review Sunday, December 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Oh my feels... I don't know who to ship... This is depressing!! The Lena-Alex-Julian love triangle is like 90% of my anxiety. HAYLP”Sofia wrote this review Sunday, December 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Lena has to learn how to live in the wilds and while she is there she meets Raven and Tack she also meets another boy named Julian her same age. Lena and Julian go through a lot together fighting for each others lives and for their own trying to stay alive as long as possible. ”Rachel Hassmann wrote this review Friday, December 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I KNEW it!!!
That's all I have to say about the ending of this book. In a good way. It's one of those endings that has you saying "No way!" while at the same time you were secretly hoping for it to happen the whole time.
This second book in the series started off slow for me. In terms of plot, things move a little slowly in the first half while we find out what happened to Lena in the time after she escapes Portland. We learn more about the "Invalids" and how they live. There is more world-building. All of this is interesting and necessary but the book really gets going in the second half which has a lot more action.
In terms of character, we see a lot of Lena's progression from soft, sheltered, whiny girl to hard, competant, strong and smart. She still has an emotional vulnerability that draws the reader in without being too angsty. I loved Julian! It was refreshing for me to see a male character who is vulnerable and emotional while still remaining masculine. He really became a favorite of mine.
I started off thinking I was going to rate this about a 3 but after finishing I give this a solid 4 stars. I'm very much looking forward to the third book in the trilogy!”
“ok read I will give the third book a chance though because the first one was so good.”Sissi Mise wrote this review Monday, December 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No