I’m pushing aside
the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana
and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.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 Pandemonium, Lena is now on the other side of the fence and part of the resistance. It’s not exactly what she expected, and she has become someone she did not expect to become. Pushing aside thoughts of her life in Portland, she has become part of a new pseudo family in the Wilds.
In the second instalment of the Delirium series, we follow Lena back and forth in time, jumping from her arrival in the Wilds to her present involvement in the Resistance in New York City.
I found this book amazing, but slightly less amazing than the first. One of the main draws of Delirium was Lena’s relationship with Alex, and that is not present in this novel. That being said, I did enjoy this novel quite a lot. It was great seeing Lena change and grow. It was action packed, fast paced, and intense–all the things you’d expect from any YA dystopian worth its salt. If you like dystopians, and enjoyed the first book, then you would definitely enjoy the second! But, chances are, if you’ve read the first book you don’t need me to tell you to read the second. You probably already have.
Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.