Pandemonium Hardcover – Feb 28 2012
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“From the grief-stricken shell of her former self to a nascent refugee and finally to a full-fledged resistance fighter, Lena’s strength and the complexity of her internal struggles will keep readers up at night.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“This is a romance in the purest of senses, where just the longing for the faintest taste of love is worth the greatest of risks. Like all successful second volumes, this expands the world and ups the stakes, setting us up for the big finale.” (Booklist)
“After this second book, fans of Oliver and of dystopian fiction will be clamoring for the final installment of the trilogy.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))
“If...you crave the heart-stopping action of the arena from The Hunger Games combined with a destined-to-be-doomed love story then this sequel is perfect for you!” (Seventeen.com)
“Following directly on the heels of Delirium, Pandemonium is equally riveting. The underlying theme that love will win out regardless of prohibition is a powerful idea that will speak to teens.” (School Library Journal)
“The gasp-worthy final page sets the stage for a promising conclusion to this trilogy.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
Praise for Delirium:“In [Oliver’s] dystopian America, love has been outlawed as the life-threatening source of all discord. Lena’s gradual awakening is set against a convincing backdrop of totalitarian horror. The abrupt ending leaves enough unanswered questions to set breathless readers up for volume two of this trilogy.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
Praise for Delirium:“Strong characters, a vivid portrait of the lives of teens in a repressive society, and nagging questions that can be applied to our world today make this book especially compelling and discussable.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
Praise for Delirium:“Oliver’s deeply emotional and incredibly well-honed prose commands the readers’ attention and captures their hearts. With a pulse-pounding tempo and unforeseen twists and turns, Lauren Oliver has opened the door on a fantastic new series; the second book can’t come soon enough.” (New York Journal of Books)
Praise for Delirium:“In a thick climate of fear, Oliver spins out a suspenseful story of awakening and resistance with true love at its core.” (The Horn Book)
Praise for Before I Fall:“Oliver’s debut novel is raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful....readers will love Samantha best as she hurtles toward an end as brave as it is heartbreaking.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
Praise for Before I Fall:“Samantha’s attempts to save her life and right the wrongs she has caused are precisely what will draw readers into this complex story and keep them turning pages until Sam succeeds in living her last day the right way.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review))
Praise for Before I Fall:“Oliver, in a pitch-perfect teen voice, explores the power we have to affect the people around us in this intensely believable first novel...This is a compelling book with a powerful message and should not be missed.” (ALA Booklist)
Praise for Before I Fall:“This story races forward, twisting in a new direction every few pages, its characters spinning my emotions from affection to frustration, anger to compassion. You’ll have no choice but to tear through this book!” (Jay Asher, author of the New York Times bestseller Thirteen Reasons Why)
Praise for Before I Fall:“Before I Fall is smart, complex, and heartbreakingly beautiful. Lauren Oliver has written an extraordinary debut novel about what it means to live—and die.” (Carolyn Mackler, author of Tangled and The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, a Printz Honor book)
About the Author
Lauren Oliver is the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica and Lauren's bestselling first novel, Before I Fall, were acquired by AwesomenessTV; a major motion picture adaptation of Before I Fall was announced by Open Road Films in 2016.
Lauren is also the author of novels for middle grade readers: The Spindlers; Liesl & Po, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee; and the Curiosity House series, co-written with H. C. Chester. She has also written one novel for adults, Rooms.
A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the cofounder of content development company Paper Lantern Lit. You can visit her online at www.laurenoliverbooks.com.
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I have mixed feelings about Pandemonium, not because it wasn't good, but because I was extremely disappointed. Let me explain, and I'm sorry but I can't without a tiny spoiler. You can skip the first paragraph if you are highly allergic to spoilers =) I don't know if you're like me, but after I finished reading Delirium all I wanted, is to know what happened to Alex, for him to survive and to rock it in Pandemonium. I've anxiously awaited a year for my Alex fix and I didn't get it! He is not really part of the book, he is pretty much memories, conscience and hallucinations and it really let me down. I was flowing from pages to pages hoping the next one would be the one Alex got back in the game and was left on my appetite.
Now onto the book itself, I thought it was good and up to par with the previous novel. The form of the book was somewhat unusual but it worked just fine. Lauren chose to alternate chapters between Now and Then instead of narrating the story linearly. I thought it made things interesting but I kind of missed how she got from Then to Now. See, Then is her time in the Wilds, recovering from her escape, learning her new lifestyle, facing challenges as a invalid and Now is Lena living undercover in Manhattan working for the revolution.Read more ›
Delirium was my FAVOURITE book of 2011 and it absolutely blew me away. I just sobbed after I finished it, for all its emotional turmoil and the way Lauren Oliver managed to wring my heart like a wet towel. So of course, I have been anxious for Pandemonium and I devoured it as soon as I got an ARC in the mail.
How am I supposed to express my thoughts on this book?? I can't write reviews that will do Lauren's books justice. I just can't, I'm actually incapable of doing that. Because Lauren's book consistently affect me in such a personal, INTIMATE way.
But I'm going to try. Because everyone needs to read these books!
Reasons to Read:
1.Sobbing, tears, forever crying:
Delirium, as a series, is incredibly heartbreaking. A world where love is treated like a disease? SCARY. And Lena struggles so much, both physically and emotionally. She's particularly fragile in Pandemonium after what has occured in The Last Chapter of Delirum (capitalization is clearly required, as those of you who have read it know). Pandemonium is tragic in its own way, as Lena is so desperately trying to cope with the events and changes which took place in Delirium. It isn't easy. But what can you expect?
2.Stunning, lyrical writing:
I'm convinced that Lauren is a sort of author genius. I have yet to be unimpressed by anything she's written!
"I wonder if this is how people always get close: They heal each other's wounds; they repair the broken skin." And everything has such meaning and depth behind it.Read more ›
Often times with trilogies, I find the second book falls a bit flat. Not to say I don't enjoy them, I do, because usually at that point, I care about the characters and want to know what happens to them. But with Pandemonium, everything - romance, suspense, plot, development - is well handled. I feel this book could almost have been read as a stand alone (with a background knowledge of the world the characters find themselves in).
What I loved about Pandemonium:
It made me think, a lot.
I appreciated the references to events in Delirium. It's been a while since I read Delirium, so I don't remember specifics. There was just the right amount of refreshers in Pandemonium to help jog the memory.
The plot advancement really moves forward.
The manner in which the story is told: The chapters alternate between 'then' (directly following the conclusion of Delirium when Lena is forced to separate from Alex and enter the Wilds) and 'now' about 6 months later when she is living in New York moonlighting as a cured and working for the resistance. I thought this style of story telling was brilliant, and here's why: although I preferred 'now' I became interested in both timelines so it really pulls you in and encourages you to keep reading. There may be a mild cliffhanger at the end of a 'now' chapter, but you have to first power through the following 'then' chapter to find out what happens next in the 'now' chapter. Smart.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Loved the story and the book! A great dystopian book, with love, adventure and drama!! Can wait to read the next one!Published 11 months ago by Kathrina Vachon
What you're in for: Then and Now style. The wilds. Romance. Resistance. Twists and turns and surprises. Ups and downs. Scavengers. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2014 by Sharing Inspired Kreations
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Delirium Series #2
"Fire in my legs and lungs; fire tearing through every nerve and cell in my body. Read more
I liked Pandemonium as a continuation of Delirium and its alternating perspectives. It was well-written and altogether a great book.Published on Nov. 17 2013 by Krysia Fiedler
Book had a few nicks but other than that great. Really good book. Can't wait to read the third bookPublished on July 27 2013 by Holly MacDonald
Thinking the book would be a dry campfire survival type affair mixed with torn longing for a lost loved one (seeing how the first book ended), I was not prepared to be impressed by... Read morePublished on May 28 2013 by duqling
This second installment of the Delirium series takes place both in the wilds and in New York during a resistance movement, moving back and forth in time. Read morePublished on March 11 2013 by Coreena McBurnie
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