Friday, March 16, 2012

A Reader's Ramble- Pandemonium

This is not a normal Reader's Ramble. It just can't be.

I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, 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. 
Oh my gosh.
I.... I don't even know...
How to speak coherently.......
If you haven't read Delirium by Lauren Oliver, then you my friend, are missing out. Big time. These two books.. have just blown my mind.

Out of all the books I've read in my life, only 3 of them have succeeded to make me cry.
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
2. Shadow Kiss, Vampire Academy #3  by Richelle Mead.
And now..
3. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver.

If a book makes me cry, then I say it was a hell of a book.
This one... it was good.. but...
I was waiting for the ending. The entire time.
I was bored at points and kinda hated it because I was waiting for THAT to happen. I just wasn't interested because a certain thing had not happened yet.
I knew it was coming, and was getting really impatient.
And she waits... until the last flipping page of the book.... to make it happen.

On a more serious note, I didn't like this near as much as I liked Delirium.
I just felt like nothing happened, and it was boring. The writing wasn't as mature, and it was just not as powerful. The characters were underdeveloped and I kinda hated them.

Towards the end, the book is great.
But the rest of it.. not so much.
It started to get good around page 280. And there is 375 pages in the book.
So.. it took a while to get my attention.

Just.... that ending... why Lauren Oliver? Why must you torture us so?
Now I have to wait a whole freaking year until the 3rd book comes out.
I'm going to be dying inside for the next year.. wondering what will possibly happen next.
I have a feeling I know what's going to happen.. and I hate those situations.
This is how I feel on the inside-

I highly, highly recommend reading Delirium and Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. You will not regret it. This is such an amazing and unique story. Lauren Oliver gets emotions across beautifully and you fall in love with her characters really easily. (The main ones, anyway.)
That's why I cried at the end.
Because I love the characters so much.
In my eyes, that is success.
If an author can make their readers literally fall in love with their characters, then they are amazing.
Please, do yourself this favor and read these books.

The only reason this book is getting 4/5 stars is because of how boring and uneventful the majority of it was. And how the newer characters were underdeveloped. I was going to give it 3/5 stars... but then the ending happened....

Don't worry, Delirium (The first book) got like 1000 stars in my mind.

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Converse said...

I've been wanting to read this book since it came out! I hate but love how Lauren Oliver leaves you hanging on the last page of the book! I was able to get a sneak peek of the book at walmart and all I read was something about Julian. I can't wait till I get enough money for it :D! Great Post :)

Jessica said...

lol. i haven't read this. i'll have to give it a look ;) i love books that make me cry♥


Anonymous said...

I actually bought this for my sister Jordan's birthday! She's reading it now, and it's on my to-read list. :) We're both wondering what happens to Alex...can't wait to try it!

Abby said...

Hey I tagged you! :)