Two years ago I read my first Lauren Oliver book, Delirium, and I just fell in love with it. Her writing was so lyrical I couldn't seem to form a coherent thought about it, so when Pandemonium, came out I devoured it as well. That being said I had to know how the series ended, and when I got an ARC and saw that Lauren was coming back for a signing I had to read it before it came out. There has been some controversy over this book, as well as the second book, so I think it's really a toss up if you'll like it or not. PERSONALLY I liked it. When Lauren gets here I will be bombarding her with questions about the end, maybe even bugging the crap out of her to write a little post-series story so we can see what happens after this book ends. So much happens. Lena is not the same girl we met in the first book, and we see almost all of the important characters from both books come together in this last one. I'll admit there were times when I didn't like the dual POV, not because I didn't like the voice or the plot, but because I wanted to get back to the other story, but honestly it was intriguing looking into the mind of someone who was cured. The action in this one really pulled it all together, things come to light that surprised even me, and getting that closure, despite not being ALL I was hoping for, was still refreshing. I can see how some people won't be pleased with this book, but overall I enjoyed it and will wait not-so-patiently for whatever Lauren comes up with next.
Out March 5, 2013
4.5/5 dust spirits
*Thank you to Harper Teen for providing me with an ARC in return for an honest review.