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Pandemonium (Delirium Series #2)

Pandemonium (Delirium Series #2) - Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/WriterRating: 5 out of 5 Controllers, Crown Rating/Epic ReadReview Source: AUdiobook PurchaseReviewer: Mehaven’t read Delirium – you just need to go do it right now. As in ASAP. *Slight Spoilers Below* Having lost the one person she has ever loved, Lena is now living in the Wilds and learning to survive as an outsider, someone who is infected with the horrible disease of love. She forges new relationships with members of the group (almost an entirely new cast of extraordinary characters), and learns a little bit more about herself with each passing day. But when her world is shaken by someone she’s not supposed to care about, someone she’s supposed to hate, Lena is forced to confront feelings she doesn’t want to have or experience ever again. The best thing about this series is the character development, and in Pandemonium, we experience Lena’s tremendous growth from book one to book two. How does one move on from a great and powerful loss? It’s not easy, and I think Oliver captured the emotional tidal wave perfectly. As she learns everything anew, Lena begins to come into her own person through the alternating ‘Now’ and ‘Then’ chapters. She’s stronger but not without fragility, wiser but not without doubt, and able to speak her mind and/or hold her tongue when necessary. Lena comes alive, birthed right off the pages by Oliver’s compelling words. And her story – as you will soon find out by the end – is far from being over. Overall, if you are looking for a series to go above and beyond expectations, then I highly recommend the Delirium Trilogy. Frankly, it has some one of the most well written cast of characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading. And Lena truly is a heroine who will remain timeless.