Review: ‘Pandemonium’ by Lauren Oliver

Review: ‘Pandemonium’ by Lauren OliverPandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium #2
Published by HarperTeen on February 28th, 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Love & Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 329
Format: Hardcover
Source: bought in-store
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.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

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Lena has escaped Portland and its world where love is a disease. She’s in the wild where everything is new and frightening. This book is divided into a “Then” chapter and a “Now” chapter so as we’re figuring out how Lena is doing in the wild the reader also knows what the current state she’s in at the same time.

At first I was a little confused as to why that was happening but I definitely liked it because it kept it a lot more interesting. I won’t go much into the plot because that would mean spoilers but I can tell you I love this Lena. She kicked butt, she was strong and confident and knew exactly what to do. How much she has grown from Delirium’s Lena, I can tell you she has shouldered a lot more responsibly in Pandemonium than ever.

That ending!! I jumped out of my seat and squealed just because I had an inkling that would happen. I can’t wait until the final book. Lauren Oliver, you are a genius!!



In a world without love, this is what people are to each other: values, benefits, and liabilities, numbers and data. We weigh, we quantify, we measure, and the soul is ground to dust. (139)
He looked at me like I was beautiful. (245)





  1. Jun

    February 25, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    I plan to read this next month 😀
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  2. bhwrn1

    August 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Totally loved this book!

  3. Cha

    December 6, 2012 at 3:10 AM

    Because of your review, I think I should start reading Delirium now. so that I can read Pandemonium ASAP! 😀

  4. Megan K.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    Great review! I’ve heard so much about Pandemonium–I really can’t wait to read it now, especially since I loved Delirium. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it!

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