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The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame. In this electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller Delirium, Lauren Oliver sets Lena on a dangerous course that hurtles through the unregulated Wilds and into the heart of a growing resistance movement. This riveting, brillian ...more
Hardcover, 375 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by HarperTeen
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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Pre Review:

If Alex doesn't make it...then my heart will implode. I really hope that Pandemonium has the following or I'm not sure I'd make it through this book:

-Alex is alive, in prison, and not "cured" (because no one better touch a hair on his head!!!)
-Lena WAITS for him, gets stronger, and *drum roll* rescues him
-Lena doesn't fall in love with some other dude with pretty eyes and kissable lips or I'd SOS him.
(Shoot on Sight)

So the book is coming out February 28 and I preordered my copy!!!
Jun 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Also posted on my blog, YA Anonymous.

My God. That ending. That had to be the most awkward "awkward moment" I've ever read in a book. EVER.

But then a bit later on, it hits me how hilarious the situation Lena's gotten herself in and the laughter starts.

Oh, Lena. You poor, poor girl.

But what a hell of a book. Where is the next one when I need it the most?


Before reading Pandemonium, I really doubted that this book could follow up to Delirium and its (tragic) ending. There had just been too many
shady boots
Read a more coherent review of this book over at my blog.





*several screaming fits later*

(view spoiler)

(For those of you who haven't read this book, DO NOT click that. >_> It'll ruin the entire book. I warned you. For those of you who have read it, well, be my g
Claudia Lomelí

I loved this book SO MUCH. I couldn't put it down. Why you people don't like Julian? He's PERFECT, I tell you, perfect. I liked Alex, I really did, but I LOVED Julian. I'm totally team Julian, and I'm willing to know what happens in Requiem.

AND THE ENDING. It has the worst cliffhanger EVER. Well, the worst in a good way. I started cursing when I finished it, lucky I already have my copy of Requiem with me and I'll start reading it tonight.

OH, words can't express how much I loved this book
Mar 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, 2012
A very very VERY begrudging two stars. I'd give it a one, but I reserve those for books I truly loathe and I just dislike this one.
I have grown tired of poorly created dystopian worlds that exist not to make us think, but only as a prop for.... what do you think it will be?
I dare you.
Yeah, we are there yet again. In the ubiquitous love triangle. So manufactured and so terribly unneccessary and really, can these authors think of nothing else to add tension to a story or, I sho
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Sorry folks, there might be some spoiler-age for the outcome of book 1 (the previous book) in this review because I have a wee bit of an incoming rant ready to go and I don't think I can hold it back. *edit* while this review only has spoilers for book 1, you may want to avoid the comments discussion below the review if you don't want book 2 spoiled.
"I'm scared."
He barely whispers it; but I can feel his lips moving against my neck, as though the words are being spelled there.
"I know," I
Kat Kennedy
Oh! Urrrrrrr. *Gur­gle* Kapowy! *Splut­ter* *Cough* *Die*


Okay, Pan­de­mo­nium was a HUGE improve­ment over Delir­ium for me. First of all, the world seemed A LOT more con­sis­tent. The world build­ing was an improve­ment as well.

Per­haps the biggest improve­ment was Lena her­self. No more whiny, annoy­ing, inse­cure lit­tle girl. This Lena has been through the fire, got burnt and is fight­ing to sur­vive. What I love is that Lena has grown, become capa­ble, assertive, intel­li­gent and shrewd. T
Apr 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopia
EDIT: Finally. FINALLY! I was able to finish Pandemonium and oh.my.gosh. The moment all of us have been dreading for.. Ta da! (view spoiler) Although the full blast will be on the next book :p

Anyway Pandemonium is a little bit dragging although it's good that Lena's starting to get strong here.
In the romance dept. (view spoiler) He didn't gr
Charlotte May
"They have clamped their fists around a geyser to keep it from exploding. But the pressure eventually builds, and the explosion will always come."

3.5 ⭐️

Better than book 1, I'll give it that. I was more interested in the plot in this book, I enjoyed the new characters from the Wilds and watching Lena overcome her demons and generally become much stronger.
However I still had other issues.
1. More instalove! Like good grief can this girl go nowhere without falling head over heels within the first
Jul 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-happy-place
You can find more reviews @BloodyBookaholic

You know how sometimes authors get a little, am, lazy on the second book of the series? It never seems to live up to the hype? Ends up kind of sucking? Yeah... (*cough*Crossed*cough*)... I know all about it and somewhere along the way you have learned this too.

I am proud to announce that Pandemonium was AMAZING, it LIVES UP TO THE HYPE, and it won't let you down at all. Such a freaking revelation. Why aren't books more like this?!

The thing that saved th
May 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed
This book takes place "now" and "then". This confused the heck out of me for the first couple chapters probably because I didn't pay attention to the chapter's titles I was just so excited to get reading. "Then" starts in August and is everything that takes place from the minute Lena left Alex and ran into the wilds. We get to see every heartbreaking struggle as she found a new place to stay and met new people. She isn't sure whether she wants to live or die but she wants to be strong for Alex. ...more
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I almost had a heart attack when I saw the cover!!!! :) So beautiful! Delirium is one of my favourite books ever!!! The story and Oliver's writing... Gah I can't even explain what it did to me. I finished the whole book in one sitting which should mean something. I just pray for one thing. I'm positive that Alex is alive. I'm not sure if he'll have the cure or not. The only thing I don't want in Pandemonium is a love triangle. I'm sorry but this always kills romance for me. In my opinion someone ...more
Aly (Fantasy4eva)
Aug 08, 2011 marked it as to-read
What fall in love again? But I don't want you to fall in love again dammit. ALEX IS THE ONE! *cries* ...more
Princess Bookie
Oct 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read2011

Uh, I'll start this review off with what I wrote on goodreads as soon as I finished.

If you thought Delirium was great you will be blown away by Pandemonium. I wish I had the next book. OMG. I want to both cry and scream right now.....

Why, why, why did I read this so soon? LOL

I had a feeling it was going to end like that but to actually have it happen is going to drive me nuts now s
Jun 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
Just finished "Delirium"..my eyes are so swollen from crying I can barely see the screen..I was so sad and cursing Lauren Oliver for making such a beautiful story and screwing up the ending but seeing "Pandemonium"..It's hope..i'm sure Alex isn't dead ..she's gonna go back and find him in the Crypts just like her mom and she'll go back and save him...I don't know how I'll be able to wait 9 months but I hope it's worth it ! ...more
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-4
I really enjoyed the crazy plot development throughout this one! Lauren Oliver has lovely prose and a nice crisp writing style and continues to take us on a whirlwind of turns as Lena is thrust into the world of the wilds. She's going a little mad now that Alex is gone, but is rescued by new allies Raven and Tack, characters who I liked immensely. The story is narrated in two time periods, right after she was found dying in the woods, and six months later, when she Raven, and Tack are inserted i ...more
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this was such an improvement, I'm almost tricked into believing it wasn't half bad.

The book surprised me with time jumps, which seemed like a good ideas, keeping the suspense and not allowing the wordiness push through. Though it didn't last as around half way through the time jumps I figured they are not actually necessary and add little to the story. I might be wrong and it might become increasingly relevant in the last instalment, but for the moment it seems like simply added chapters t
I fell in love with Delirium as hard as Lena fell for Alex, and when the ending hit, my heart tore into two directions. One, I wanted to jump inside the book and throw Alex over the fence; second, I practically cried and pushed Lena into the woods. It was tragic like Romeo and Juliet, and I can't wait for Pandemonium.

But watch this happen...

Lena is living on her own in the Wilds, having a good time and feeling free. And she meets some guy and he becomes her first real friend while she's there a
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Read the full review at iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books.

Ladies and gentlemen, I would just like you to know that I am screaming. That's what this book made me feel like. I finished it, and these were my thoughts:



Alright, so maybe my head is still is fine condition. But that was a pretty good representation of what I felt. This book was amazing. If you loved Delirium, you are going to want to eat this one. (Apparently "eat" is above "love" o
Chesca (thecrownedpages)
"If you take, we will take back. Steal from us, and we will rob you blind. When you squeeze, we will hit.
This is the way the world is made now."

A read for The Quarterly Book Club’s 2016 Series Reread Challenge
*WARNING: This review may contain spoilers for Delirium

Expect the unexpected.

If you thought that Delirium blew you away, Lauren Oliver’s Pandemonium will push you down a rocky hill and you won’t be able to stop until you hit the very bottom. In the end, you will learn that t
Ahmad Sharabiani
Pandemonium (Delirium, #2), Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium is a 2012 dystopian young adult novel written by Lauren Oliver and the second novel in her Delirium trilogy. The book was first published on February 28, 2012 through HarperTeen and follows the series' protagonist as she explores the Wilds outside the walled community she was raised in.[2] The book was preceded by a novella entitled Hana and was succeeded by Requiem, the final book in the series.
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
I was still hurting for Delirium- hurting because I still couldn't and wouldn't accept that Alex is gone. It was also very painful reading the aftermath of Alex's loss to Lena as she tries to accept her new life and become part of the resistance. I admire her courage and strength for accepting very challenging tasks assigned to her by Raven especially when she saves Julian from his execution. Despite herself and her love for Alex, I understand why she has to let go and give her heart to Julian. ...more
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
I need MORE stars, many more stars. Wow, what a book. My heart started beating double time from the first page until the last. And, again, a HUGE cliff hanger. First, I'll address what I didn't like about this book. Each chapter is entitled either Then or Now. It goes back and forth between the past and present. Normally I might not mind this so much but the entire book is so darn intense. Each chapter has so much going on and since you are dealing with two different times and each one has huge ...more
Jasmine Veal
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
Absolutely amazing!
Finished Pandemonium 10 minutes ago!
I was extremely lucky to get an advanced copy of Pandemonium. And forgive me for a MINOR spoiler but as I was looking at the "reviews" that people have posted about their anticipation for the thrilling sequel and couldn't help but chuckle about your fears of what may happen with Lena, some were dead on!
That being said when you rush to your local Barnes and Noble to pick up your copy(that you should have pre-ordered)please begin with an op
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Maybe it's the fact that Delirium blow me away and therefore I had high standards for Pandemonium. Or maybe it is the fact that Pandemonium felt like a book from an entire different series. Lena is not the Lena from Delirium. To be honest, there was always that other self inside the first Lena, the one that said grey if you can recall, but this Lena felt like a stranger. More like a warrior-resistance fighter, trained assassine kind of girl than the student whose biggest revolution was to sneack ...more
Brigid ✩
Actual rating: 3.5 Stars

Oh wow, I read this exactly a month ago, so I guess it's about time I got around to reviewing it. On top of that, I read the whole thing in like two sittings so now my memory of it is a bit foggy. It kind of went by in a blur. So when I try to remember it my brain is kind of like:

Uhhh, so what happened in this book?

Oh yeah. So, Lena has escaped into the Wilds to hang out with other rebel people. Alex has supposedly died. Although Lena has now gotten away from the cure, th
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This review WILL contain spoilers. I will try to be as vague as possible with details, but if you do not want spoilers- please don't read this!

I have a theory. You see, I just finished Pandemonium ten minutes ago and couldn't stop thinking about it. I NEEDED to get my thoughts down on paper. This doesn't happen very often with book reviews. My theory is this: the Delirium trilogy is similar to a puzzle. In the first book, Lena is docile, weak, and meek. In this book, Lena is t
☆she's book obsessed☆

Okay, I didn’t know it could get that much worse.
After the way Delirium ended, I was really excited about starting Pandemonium and looking forward to seeing how the characters and story would develop. I thought all my misgivings about Lena, her world, and the plot would finally be put to rest in this one. Regrettably, Pandemonium started off on the wrong foot, got successively worse, stayed that way throughout the book, but managed to end on a slightly better note.

The one thing I cannot overlook while reading a sequel is the character develop
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What's the Name o...: SOLVED. YA Dystopian. Girl escapes a walled-town to live in the wild with a boy. [s] 3 25 Dec 01, 2022 12:20PM  
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Lauren Oliver is the cofounder of media and content development company Glasstown Entertainment, where she serves as the president of production. She is also 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 ...more

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