Q&A Event and Book Review: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

I managed to go to book Q&A and signing on the 19th March with Lauren Oliver at Waterstones in Piccadilly. Unexpectedly, I was instantly struck by how many people had Requiem in their grasp to then later find a holy shrine before my very eyes!

For those in the UK waiting for the book, it comes out on th 21st March 2013.
Do NOT forget this date!!

Title: Requiem
Author: Lauren Oliver
Published: 21st March 2013

Ok so the love triangle continues with Lena, Alex and Julian along side the build up to the war of the "animal" invalids and the regulators.
There were definitely tense moments between Lena and Alex as they are "reunited", with Julian completely swept away with feelings of "what-the-hell?!" Alex says everything of the past has been killed and buried between him and Lena, they are different people. But this is clearly not true, until Coral shows up. Lena starts to become jealous and questions whether or not anything has truly changed.

Alongside this we get Hana's narration, which was quite a contrast as we finally get to see and understand the mind of a "cured." It was quite surprising with the addition of a new narration but Lauren Oliver made it work, with the paths finally crossing near the end of the

This is yet another beautifully written book and I only wish it was real (with out the war part.) Books are for escapism, this sure gives you it, it's as if my imagination eye sight has been heightened a hell of a lot more! Amazingly amazing, beautiful.

I have heard complaints about the ending of this book that it seems too open ended, abrupt. But I really liked it. It is open to interpretation. I loved the ending, especially the setting of it..(is that on purpose? maybe?)

Overall I thought this was a really cute ending, and although I would like an epilogue (which we will never get, exact words of Miss Lauren Oliver) it was a pleasure to read this book before the release!

"We wanted the freedom to love. We wanted the freedom to choose. Now we have to fight for it"

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