Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
In this electrifying follow-up to Delirium, Lena is on a dangerous course that takes her through the unregulated Wilds and into the heart of a growing resistance movement. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
It was definitely too long between reading Delirium and starting Pandemonium. I hardly remembered Delirium and the dual timeline of Pandemonium did not really help refresh my memory since I was confused for the first fifty pages.
Once I got used to the two timelines, I did like the book. Liked, didn’t love. I liked Delirium quite a bit, but I felt like Pandemonium was kind of Hunger Games lite. It also has a lot of similarities to Matched, but I think both The Hunger Games and Matched ended up being more successful series in terms of the world building.
Pandemonium definitely has its dark moments, but I feel like the story doesn’t go deep enough. We’re finally out of Portland and seeing the rest of the world, but it feels like just skimming the surface. I hope Requiem does more in this arena.
Have you read this series? What did you think?