Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
(Delirium)

79%

17 Critic Reviews

Lena’s strength and the complexity of her internal struggles will keep readers up at night.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

I’m pushing aside
the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana
and my old school,
push,
push,
push,
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.

 

About Lauren Oliver

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Lauren Oliver burst onto the scene with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Before I Fall. This was followed by her stunning Delirium, which ALA Booklist called "another deft blend of realism and fantasy." A graduate of the University of Chicago and the MFA program at New York University, Lauren lives in Brooklyn, New York. Liesl & Po is her first novel for younger readers.
 
Published February 28, 2012 by HarperCollins. 337 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Pandemonium
All: 17 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Good
on Jan 01 2012

Lena’s strength and the complexity of her internal struggles will keep readers up at night.

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Blog Critics

Good
Reviewed by Mandy Southgate on Mar 18 2014

Like Delirium, Pandemonium is impossible to put down; the events in the novel are devastating; and there is simply nothing predictable about this book (except, perhaps, for the very last page). From the moment I first picked up Pandemonium, any moment spent not reading it was a wasted moment.

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Examiner

Below average
on Jul 24 2012

This novel is not awful, but definitely not fantastic.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Pamela Kramer on Feb 27 2012

The book is difficult to put down. The reader will be entranced by Lena's change and enthralled by her adventure. While the first book in the series was very much a love story, this book is more of an action piece a la "Hunger Games."

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The Bookbag

Above average
Reviewed by Robert James on Mar 01 2012

...I’m eagerly anticipating book 3 of this trilogy to find out how Lena’s story will end. A very high recommendation to fans of dystopian teen fiction, and this is a series that’s worth taking a look at if you’re on the fence about the genre.

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Teen Reads

Good
on Mar 23 2012

Lauren Oliver’s finely crafted, fast-paced second installment is sure to thrill teenage and adult readers alike.

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Common Sense Media

Above average
on Mar 26 2014

...dystopian thriller Pandemonium, a sequel to Delirium,  is a classic second installment, featuring lots of plot-furthering action, violence, and a splash of romance.

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Deseret News

Good
on Apr 21 2012

The action lives up to the title — "Pandemonium" — through intensity and breath-taking action, mysterious underground battles where revolution is about to ignite.

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Kidz World

Excellent
on Mar 01 2012

Alternating between her arrival in the wilds and her present predicament, Pandemonium is filled with fast-paced adventure, and all the brutal laws and ruthless characters that make dystopian novels so wonderful

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The American Book Center Blog

Below average
on Mar 16 2012

The biggest disappointment was the books’ abrupt ending, the massive cliffhanger similar to the one in Delirium.

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The Young Folks

Excellent
on Mar 19 2012

The series to me has the unique idea of a world without love, and as a sequel it works perfectly to show Lena’s transition from this naive girl to an independent woman who stands up for what she believes in.

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Shiny Book Review

Above average
on Jun 24 2012

The romances work to a degree, at least considering very young, untried people are involved. But the back story did not convince.

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The Readers Cafe

Excellent
on Apr 13 2012

I really don’t know how I’m going to be able to wait until 2013 to hear the conclusion of her story.

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WAPL Teens

Excellent
on Apr 25 2012

This second installment in Lauren Oliver's Delirium series will keep you turning pages until the very end.

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Wovenmyst

Excellent
on Mar 09 2012

This book will, literally, have readers on the edge of their seat.

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Seventeen

Good
on Feb 24 2012

You'll love it if...you crave the heart-stopping action of the arena from the Hunger Games combined with a destined-to-be-doomed love story then this sequel is perfect for you!

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The Overflowing Library

Good
Reviewed by kirsty on Mar 06 2012

Put quite simply I loved this book...An awesome read. I can't honestly say that I know of a second in a trilogy book which is stronger than the first book except this one.

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