Tuesday, 29 January 2013

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.

Conclusion:
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 comments:

  1. 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*

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    1. It felt silly, and so very very YA. Why the need?
      Perhaps..perhaps not. But I wanna know how it ends. With her saving all surely.

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  2. Cover is nice as well, I agree with Chris.

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  3. WAIT A MINUTE---the best part was the cliffie at the end? That does not bode well for landing on my shelf :)

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT! If the cliffie is the best then I get really bad feelings

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  4. Oh no! I liked the first one... Sad day that the triangle didn't work out and it wasn't up to par.
    will go in with lesser expectations, maybe that will help?
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    1. Now when does a triangle ever work out? AND why introduce one in book 2?
      Yes go in with lesser expectations adn you should be fine

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  5. Wow that is pretty bad when the best thing about this "flaming pile of pooh" book is the cliffhanger!

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    1. It was bad, it was confusing, I hated it all

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  6. The only good thing was the cliffie????? Does not bode well for me. *cue mysterious music* Oh and flaming poo? ROFL! Have you been playing with emoji?

    Can I say I love this review? :D

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    1. *googling emoji* Oh...half gets it ;)
      I know, that was the best thing, a cliffie, I mean..that is just bad

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  7. Hmm, it does sound confusing. (Love the "flaming pooh" description. Hehe.)

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    1. It was weird, I was so confused int he beginning

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  8. Ha..now I loved being in the resistance and hated the cliffhanger!

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    1. It's not that I loved it, it was just the only thing that felt like something ;)

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  9. 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.

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    1. 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!

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  10. oh no! I loved book 1 but haven't read this one yet. Now I'm just afraid to even start it in case it's not as good as book 1.

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    1. For me it wasn't. But for the read of my goodreads friendslist, well that is another story

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  11. You made feeling less guilty for avoiding this series, Blodeuedd :D

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  12. I was underwhelmed with this book too, but I will read the third book.

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    1. I do want to know what happens, even if obvious that she saves the world..but how?

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  13. Bummer. Sorry it didn't work for you. This is another series that hasn't called my name yet. *sigh*

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    1. I am yet to find a dystopia series where I like all books. It's bad

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  14. I have the first book but not got round to reading it yet...I think I'm all dystopian out at the moment!

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    1. I am getting too disappointed these days

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  15. Jeez lady...two bad books in a row. >.< I'm sorry!

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    1. I know :/ Luckily I did not read them after each other. Old reviews ;)

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  16. 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. :)

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    1. When I checked what happens in book 3 I really stepped back. That one sounds even worse

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  17. Wow B, you really are on a YA kick, and now I really don't want to read any of them.

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    1. I know, I had to read all of my dystopia books I wanted to read

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  18. Oh no, I'm not pleased to hear it wasn't all that good. This is another series I want to read. I have the first one on audio.

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  19. First off, lol about "flaming piece of pooh".
    Sorry this one wasnt great.

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  20. bahaha you have such a way with words. I liked book 1 too but haven't read this one and now I'm just a bit sad

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    1. Lol, I am glad that you liked it ;)
      But maybe you will like it more than I did

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