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message 1: by Jie Yu (new)

Jie Yu I thought that Requiem meant something related to death. I'm not sure myself exactly.


message 2: by Laura (new)

Laura Jie Yu wrote: "I thought that Requiem meant something related to death. I'm not sure myself exactly."

There are different definitions for the term (and one of them is relating to death - a Requiem mass, celebrates the erpose of the souls of the dead). But just looking at the last books, its most likely that definition...

Although, it could be the one concerning death, just based on the fact that something big might happen in the final book O.O


message 3: by Jie Yu (new)

Jie Yu Laura wrote: "There are different definitions for the term (and one of them is relating to death - a Requiem..."
Yea. I hope that it's not related to death though.


message 4: by Naomi (new)

Naomi McCord That baby looks very like my cousin's daughter, Jessica 0.0


message 5: by Megan (new)

Megan Park I know right? I want to know also what it's like in a cured person's point of view!! =D and I don't know but I have a feeling here that in Hana's point of view it would be irritating, because, well, she's cured.and loveless =)


message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura Megan wrote: "I know right? I want to know also what it's like in a cured person's point of view!! =D and I don't know but I have a feeling here that in Hana's point of view it would be irritating, because, well..."

Ahhh i bet it would be pretty cool in the beginning - im just hooing that Lauren Oliver can pull it off throughout the rest of the book!


message 7: by Samira (new)

Samira There is another ARC giveaway of Requiem :)
http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...


message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura Samira wrote: "There is another ARC giveaway of Requiem :)
http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho..."


Hopefully I'll be lucky this time :D Thank you for posting that - it was unexpected and nice, my favourite kind of surprise at 5:30 in the morning.


message 9: by Samira (new)

Samira No problem! :)


message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura if you read annabel the short story theres the first 2 chapters in there


message 11: by Abbie (new)

Abbie @Laura I FEEL YA SISTER ([in]love your DP btw.)


message 12: by Laura (new)

Laura Abbie wrote: "@Laura I FEEL YA SISTER ([in]love your DP btw.)"

I'm in love with my DP too.

No, seriously, I love him.

But all seriousness aside...there is nothing else to say.

Have a nice day!


message 13: by Shawna (new)

Shawna I'm with you completely just finished the book and I'm beyond real words on how disappointed and cheated for the time I sat along bearing through the narrative soap opera that is requiem. I felt the ick just like I did reading the host and no author that write two great books should have their series ender be compared to a Stephanie Myers distasteful disaster. I'm Hoping to beg the bookstore to let me return the waste of time.


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura Shawna wrote: "I'm with you completely just finished the book and I'm beyond real words on how disappointed and cheated for the time I sat along bearing through the narrative soap opera that is requiem. I felt th..."

....would it be too cliche to say "ditto" in this situation? Too bad I received it as a present...so in my case it would be considered...ahem....RUDE to return ;)


message 15: by Katie (new)

Katie At first I was convinced my book was missing pages. The thing is, I'm not unhappy with the ending. BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ENDING.


message 16: by Laura (new)

Laura Katie wrote: "At first I was convinced my book was missing pages. The thing is, I'm not unhappy with the ending. BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ENDING."

Perfect quote right there...I should use that next time I describe this book to my non-goodreads friends.


message 17: by Rose (new)

Rose Definitely !! My reaction while reading was O-O and after the end it was "whaaaaaaat ???? O-o ???" Where s the heart felt end i waited so long forrrr ??? Overall the first two books were amazing but this one ruined the experience ...


message 18: by Succhan (new)

Succhan EXACTLY my thoughts. -.-


message 19: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Sooo... is Requiem it? Or is there going to be a 4th book?


message 20: by Succhan (new)

Succhan I don't think there will be a 4th one. And honestly, if there is.. I would take it as a pathetic way of the writer to make more money off the series. Cause that is what the next (possible) book would be. Nothing more.


message 21: by Laura (new)

Laura Right now there isn't going to be a fourth book...however if the author is actually aware of how many people were disappointed with the ending, she might want to make a spin-off or a novella.

Which, in my opinion, is the laziest thing she could ever do.


message 22: by Ta§chima (new)

Ta§chima Cullen Oh gosh, this book was a hot piece of mess. I was sooo disappointed!! I couldn't even... It was just not an ending, it was BLAH!


message 23: by Monica (new)

Monica My thoughts exactly! Totally nailed it. What a disappointment.


message 24: by pdbkwm (new)

pdbkwm I hated how whenever Lena thinks she has a chance with Alex, she just treats Julian like he doesn't belong there and doesn't even tell him why she's being such a jerk to him.

Lena and Alex can stay together, they're both horrible people in this novel.


message 25: by Laura (new)

Laura pdbkwm wrote: "I hated how whenever Lena thinks she has a chance with Alex, she just treats Julian like he doesn't belong there and doesn't even tell him why she's being such a jerk to him.

Lena and Alex can sta..."


JUSTICEEEEEEE.


message 26: by Nellie (new)

Nellie I totally agree 100%!! The ending just ruined the whole series for me. She gave no closure. I feel like she just got lazy and just stopped writing right there. Was that really the end?! I can't believe it. The whole series just got ruined. No closure. If the show comes out their better be some answers.


message 27: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey Mouhot I couldn't possibly agree with you more. The ending is really what ruined it for me, I managed to get past all the 'ok...something big is going to happen soon right?' In hopes for an awesome (or at least descent) major blow out that left in the very least closure. No such luck -_-' it felt as it would have if Shakespeare had ended 'Romeo and Juliet' after Juliet drank the poison. Just such a 'ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME???? HOW LAZY CAN YOU BE???' My copy had a little short story for Alex at the end, which just felt like a slap in the face to see there AT ALL, as well as an unnecessary and down right ridiculous pity-party.


message 28: by Laura (new)

Laura I didn't even read the short story about Alex. At that point, I knew I was finished - I didn't want to any more rhyme or reason to think about Lena, Alex, or anybody else for ANY reason.

And by the way, not to be a little bugger, but Romeo drank the poison, not Juliet. (Juliet, in her hormone, obsession-induced rage and/or sadness, drove a blade into her heart. How tragic.)

And Nellie - my enthusiasm about the show had been rectified. NO LONGER shall I YEARN to see who is playing who. In short - I don't really give a crap. (Unless someone like Robert-Downey Jr or Morgan Freeman show up. Then maybe it'll be worth watching.)


message 29: by Heather (new)

Heather I agree with every single word written in this review. NO CLOSURE! It's going to bug the piss out of me that I have no clue what happens to anyone. Ugh. Wasted time and money.


message 30: by Bianca (new)

Bianca I completely agree with you! When writers do this it kills it for me! I changed my rating because of this too!! I hope Oliver sees all this and rights her wrongs by writing something new to give us our ending!


message 31: by Caroline (last edited Apr 24, 2013 05:51PM) (new)

Caroline Could not agree MORE with this review. We were cheated. I cannot begin to express just how disappointed I was with this final book.

I also cannot help but think that the forth-coming Delirium t.v. show may have had something to do with the open ending and lack of answers all around. Not that that's any excuse; on the contrary, an author's books should stand on their own as complete works, regardless of Hollywood's meddling.


message 32: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Elyse wrote: "Sooo... is Requiem it? Or is there going to be a 4th book?"

Oliver said on her Tumblr that Requiem is indeed the final book.


message 33: by Laura (new)

Laura Caroline (Humblebee77) wrote: "Could not agree MORE with this review. We were cheated. I cannot begin to express just how disappointed I was with this final book.

I also cannot help but think that the forth-coming Delirium t.v..."


Exactly. I really hope it isnt true. There's one thing about being confident about your work...and then there's another when you just leave it hanging, because you've already got a t.v deal and whatever is written doesn't matter.

Its all about the money these days, isn't it?


message 34: by Me (new)

Me I am about to read this book. I know what I'm in for, so no great expectations from me anymore....
When I discuss it, I may refer to your rant..lol
I'm sure my reaction may not have as much emotion since I already know it is a let down. I enjoyed your reaction. It was raw and entertaining.


message 35: by Laura (new)

Laura Nica wrote: "I am about to read this book. I know what I'm in for, so no great expectations from me anymore....
When I discuss it, I may refer to your rant..lol
I'm sure my reaction may not have as much emo..."


I wish you luck on your journey....

...............I think you might need it. :)


message 36: by Despair (new)

Despair Speaking And who uses calendars anymore, amirite?

I actually still do.

And so I waited. Patiently, twiddling my thumbs, watching anime and crying about it, you know – the stuff I do.

Totally relateable.

And huh. I was hoping to buy the trilogy in one swoop because I never really did read it properly (I rushed Delirium and can hardly remember anything since I had to give it back) but... maybe I shouldn't.


message 37: by Laura (new)

Laura Despair wrote: "And who uses calendars anymore, amirite?

I actually still do.

And so I waited. Patiently, twiddling my thumbs, watching anime and crying about it, you know – the stuff I do.

Totally relateable...."


Delirium was good. Pandemonium was different, but still decent. Requiem.......not so much.

Personally, I wouldn't waste my time just to be dissapointed.


message 38: by Kayse (new)

Kayse I found the no-closure thing to be the point. And good. I loved Alex, even with his assholeyness in this book, but I think Julian is adorable, and I know I would be pissed or furious or heartbroken had it ended with a choice. I am content wiith this. This is the first good, fav book of mine that didn't tear me apart.
Beautiful, really.
However, I want to know what Lena and Alex said to each other when they saw each other.
And I thought Raven was a bitch, but I still miss her.
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU GOT TILL IT'S GONE.


message 39: by Laura (last edited Apr 27, 2013 08:27PM) (new)

Laura Kayse wrote: "I found the no-closure thing to be the point. And good. I loved Alex, even with his assholeyness in this book, but I think Julian is adorable, and I know I would be pissed or furious or heartbroken..."

There seemed to be a (very lame)"point" to this kind of ending in one's eyes. However, when based against the rest of the series, and ultimately THE FACT THAT EVERY BOOK SHOULD HAVE AN ENDING, I found whatever point the author was trying to make, very mute.

Maybe if we could have an insight into what Miss. Oliver was thinking when she planned - or didn't plan - this ending, we could all have a better understanding of it. But when taking Requiem into account, in all its blazing glory, I just don't think it stood up compared to the rest of the series.

Like the first two books hit the ground running, and then the last just took a face-plant straight into the unforgiving ground. And then was trampled. By a pack of pink zebras.

But everyone's entitled to their opinion, yeah?


message 40: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey Mouhot Lol I meant the faux poison Juliet drank to make it look like she was dead, ya know, just before the end wrapped itself up. And if it had ended at that point: What happened? To Juliet? To Romeo??? It was the best point that I could think (or the worst, depends on how you look at it) for the play to have ended to really equate to where and how pandemonium ended. Absolutely no closure. :(


message 41: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey Mouhot S'cusé, I meant requiem. Ugh, I need more sleep lol


message 42: by Laura (new)

Laura Kelsey wrote: "S'cusé, I meant requiem. Ugh, I need more sleep lol"

YES I suppose I would have been a tad angry if Romeo and Juliet stopped there....like...WTF Shakespeare.


message 43: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey Mouhot Exactly


message 44: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Your review was hilarious, delirium was ok, I liked Pandemonium, but was really waiting for Alwx to reappear...don't think I'll read Requiem after reading the reviews it's too bad because it had the potential to be great..


message 45: by Erin (new)

Erin yep, this review sums it up! there should be a free ending book for all of us readers that have been slaped in the face. if I had knowen this lack of an ending were going to happen, I would have never wasted my time reading the first 2 filler books!


message 46: by Laura (new)

Laura I loved the whole book and then the ending............... Soooooooooooooooo is that it, I was expecting something way more well better, there were so many loose ends not tied up !!!!!! I found when I shut the book my first thought was "is that it?"


message 47: by Ashley (new)

Ashley i agree with you 100%. couldn't have said it better. I am so mad at the unresolved ending!


message 48: by Sarah (new)

Sarah oh dear. I'm reading this and making the kicked puppy face because I went on a rather impromptu kindle spending spree, buying up several series I had heard mentioned here and there on tumblr...and Delirium was the first to completely 'grip' me, ya know? I mean, Shatter Me is kind of lyrical and off the wall, but because of the super weird vibe I was getting from it, I decided to press pause and peek at another purchase. I've been SO absorbed in Delirium, just completely wowed by it...and almost giddy by the thought of Lena and Alex that I just couldn't stand it, I had to Google. I just had to make sure they'd end up together...or at least end up happy. And Google sent me here, to your honest (and somewhat heartbreaking) review...and I'm just sad. So sad, because I'm not even halfway finished with the first book and already I can see and feel the potential, and to know that it's nothing but a let down? Yeah. My happy weekend with an awesome series buzz just fizzled and died. I'll finish it, but I have no doubt that I'll probably end up just as disappointed. Cue the sadface.


message 49: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly You said exactly what I was just thinking. I just finished and was so angry that nothing was resolved to many unanswered questions.


message 50: by Laura (new)

Laura Sarah wrote: "oh dear. I'm reading this and making the kicked puppy face because I went on a rather impromptu kindle spending spree, buying up several series I had heard mentioned here and there on tumblr...and ..."

Your pain is my pain. I know exactly how you feel - duped, betrayed, bamboozled. It's a letdown when one of your favourite series takes s sharp turn into dumbass land.

Sometimes following the herd isn't the best thing when it comes to books. If you only read the books everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. Who knows? You might be able to conform to the ending of Requiem, try to see through it - or at least prepare yourself - and enjoy it. In all honestly, it was a letdown. But Pandemonium wasn't bad.

My advice? Try something new. If you like dystopian romance, then there are a lot of lists here on Goodreads.

Good luck my partner-in-crime (a.k.a my friend)>


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