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Requiem by Lauren Oliver
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Apr 27, 12

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I actually really want Lena to end up with Alex. They had such chemistry. Julian would have been an okay replacement if Alex really _was_ dead, but since Alex is ALIVEEEEEE I'm hoping Lena gets on her knees and begs him to take her back. But oh my gosh, the ending of Pandemonium was awkward. I felt so bad for Alex... I mean, it's kind of like, "I freaking sacrificed my life for you, and you go and hook up with the first guy you're alone with? Tsk tsk." Ohhhh this is definitely going to be awkward.
As for Julian, I liked him as a character and want him to be happy... So he can either go gay for Hunter or find some cute Invalid to hook up with. :)
Can't wait for Requiem!
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Tootsie Salem IKR! I was like OMG! But I like Julian a bit more Idk y. I feel so bad for Alex though!

Adrianna You stole every single word from my mouth. Thank you.

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Ayesha My pleasure :) A couple of my friends are team Julian, and I honestly have no idea what they're thinking! Alex is way better :D

Adrianna I wanted to shoot Julian point blank every moment he turned up. I hated him. I still hate him. And I want him dead now more than ever :D

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Ayesha Tsk, tsk, violence is not the answer.
*Looks for ninja outfit and swords to attack Julian with. Or perform a lobotomy on Lena with if she chooses Julian. Either way.*

Adrianna We'd make a good team.

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Ayesha We definitely would.

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Lamija omg i actually laughed out loud when you said he should go gay for Hunter! LOL

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Ayesha Haha, well I didn't dislike Julian... I just liked Alex more. So yeah, he should totally go for Hunter :P

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Lamija Hahaha lol I hope he does so she will get on her knees and beg alex 4 forgivness

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Ayesha Unfortunately, it's probably going to be wayyy more complicated and dramatic than that.

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Kailey In my mind, Lena felt so guilty for letting Alex die (or so she thought) that she refused to let another guy die for her, and I think a lot of her feelings for Julian came from her feeling so alone and missing Alex so much. When she was freaking out and saying "not again" over and over is when I started to think that somehow Julian and she wouldn't be happy because a big part of her will always belong to Alex. In my head anyways, but that's probably just because I love Alex so freaking much that I'm trying to find a way to make excuses for Lena so they can be together. (: I'm impatiently waiting for Requiem now.

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Lamija I think it will end up that Julian would be an OK match but since Alex is back, she's going to have to do a lot to be forgiven, like she almost dies to be forgiven

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Ayesha Here's to some near death experiences for Lena!

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Lamija Omg lol you are a GENIUS!

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Anne ohmygosh i agree with this whole statement and LOL at the part "so he can either go gay for hunter or find some cute Invalid to hook up with" I seriously couldn't stop laughing

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Ayesha Haha, I'm happy I made someone smile :D

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Mikayla i hate to say this, but...I KNOW RIGHT!!! I mean, by the middle of the book I kidof like Julien, just because thinking about Al was so awful and I had given up all hope of him coming back, and then he did and I just thought, HOLY CRAP. AWKWARD. And I really do want her to beg, but like, crawling. And I hope he doesn't for a while and I hope she breaks Julie's heart in the process. He's a total poophead ;/p

Karinaa OMG Team Alex all way<3

Coral TEAM ALEX!!!!

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Ayesha Lol, I don't think ANYONE is actually team Julian. Everyone likes Alex wayy too much. :)

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Alexandra She thought he was dead though, I feel like she couldn't stay in such state of missing someone dead if there was no hope. I feel like Alex should just be happy to see her, yeah I think THEY should be together now because he was her first love, but I really think he should be a bit more understanding hah.

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Ayesha I mostly agree. The only thing is, I feel like Alex has a right to be mad. It had barely been a year since he "died"... That seems like a really short time for Lena to move on.

Adrianna I agree with Ayesha completely, it was what I was thinking. Not enough time has passed and already she's in love with Julian, ready to be with him forever? She just felt like that with Alex. She's not in love with Julian, she's in love with the feeling of no longer being alone.

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Ayesha EXACTLY. And honestly, I still doubt if she really loved Alex. She might have just been in love with the rush of being disobedient... it could even have been lust. It's kind of hard to second guess the emotions of characters...

Adrianna I'm not sure if it's being disobedient, but maybe the fact that he helped create a new person in her, someone she never thought she could be but someone she was incredibly happy being, at least with him.
Julian, to me, is a character without any depth. He kinda just floats in the book, appearing when needed and is there for Lena, a man's arms to hold her. Alex was much more than that. Granted circumstances were different, but Lena has changed so much that I think she needs to find and love herself before she can faithfully give her love to another.

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Ayesha In conclusion... TEAM ALEXXXXXX :D

Alexandra Ha ha, I like your review, your humour is awesome :)
I've just finished reading the book and was like OMG!
I do feel bad for Alex, but I'm totally team Julian now!!! *ok, I'm out*
Hunter does look like a good alternative for either of the boys though :) (But what ever happened to Bram?)

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Chlœ I so hope Lena ends up with Alex but I don't think she will. I think Alex is to broken and change from being in the crypts... Lena and Alexs please get back together

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Jie Yu Somehow I get a feeling that Hana will be playing an important role in the story and she will somehow get involved with the love triangle... It's just a feeling.

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Lil One I really did Laugh Out Loud and still am. Julian is good but alex is AWESOME! They better end up together!!

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Amelia Burgos I'm agree with you, Alex is the best guy for her, they obviously have to end up together, and I also like julian but, dude alex and lena have an story together, I don't know why but I think that julian and hanna could be amazing together!

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Ayesha Well, you can't really blame Alex for being pissed, now can you? I mean, consider the circumstances...

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julian needs to run away and NEVER come back! LENA AND ALEX! TOGETHER FOREVER!!!!

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OhMyGod! The ending was so.. 'Alex' and then the end. Wait for a year to know what happens. I really want Lena to ask Alex for forgiveness. Julian is not the hero-ish type. I mean he couldn't save himself. Alex is like the one who can face almost anything. I just want Julian to go fall in love with another girl and Alex and Lena to live happily ever after! TEAM ALEX!

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Ashley Owen ALEX ALEX ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if she doesnt end up with him i will cry

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SGBL If Lena does not end up with Alex I will burn every copy of Requiem that I see! Lol. But seriously ALEX!!!

Krystal Alex is so much better than Julian in sooo many ways 1.) he saved Lena countless times and how many times has Lena had to save Julian?! If she goes with Julian ima be so mad lol xP

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Cindy OMG I agree!!!! I was starting to think Alex was dead and get used to Julian cause he wasnt too bad but then Alex comes back and I'm like BAM I don't care about Julian anymore

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Elena I just couldn't agree more with you guys...I mean let's just see it this way...Alex and Julian...Julian and Alex...They cannot be compared...The first one is so much better in so many ways....This doesn't mean i don't feel bad for poor Julian though...I kind of wished he could stay with hana and live happily ever after...But Alex and julian they are so funny in requiem especially in those parts where they talk to each other but they don't quite stare at each other.And that part where they break each others' nose?I cracked up...Hunter is funny too.Anyway Alex is my favourite and even hundreds of Julians cannot change that :D Team Alex :)

Celeste Lol I tots agree I just Finished Pandemonium and I'm like oh Alex is back Julian time to go!

Natalie I know, right. At the ending I kept reading the last page over and over again! And then in this book, the fight that happened. I'm kind of weak like Lena, so when I kept reading all the parts where Alex was with Coral, I honestly thought he did not like Lena anymore.

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