Requiem

Sunday, August 10, 2014

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O. M. G. Please, seriously, who writes this good? I mean, really, Lauren Oliver? (Okay, I obviously couldn’t resist to somehow vent about how—for the lack of the better term—great writer she is.)

While most novels I’ve read by far have a hang-in-there kind of ending, this trilogy has just got the perfect ending. It’s probably the only ending I like. I’m honestly still hooked with it like I don’t want to read anything book until I get over this, but I’d lose time if I won’t move forward.

Technically, few pages are a bit erroneous even in the first and second books. I’m not sure if those are parts of the story, but I was quite disturbed as I read them. Anyway, the approach of the chapters was similar with Pandemonium wherein the then and now are Lena and Hana in Requiem. I had no idea how many chapters there were, it’s just so astonishing as if I couldn’t close the book until I read the next page and the next and the next. So here are the quotes I’ve gathered while I digest every single word of Requiem:
  • “With the cure, relationships are all the same, and rules and expectations are defined. Without the cure, relationships must be reinvented every day, languages constantly decoded and deciphered.”
  • “I used to love that about him: the way he can take command of a situation without raising his voice, the ease and confidence he has always radiated.”
  • “Amor deliria nervosa isn’t a disease of love. It’s a disease of selfishness.”
  • “This is what the future looks like: happy pairs, bright lights and pretty music, tasteful draped lines and pleasant conversation.”
  • “Direction, like time, is a general thing, deprived of boundaries and borders. It is an endless process of interpretation and reinterpretation, doubling back and adjusting.”
  • “It’s as though the words are trapped, buried under past fears and past lives, like fossils compressed under layers of dirt.”
  • “This is not the person I wanted to become: Hatred has carved a permanent place inside me, a hollow where things are easily lost.”
  • “I feel a quick pulse of something: a squeeze deep in my stomach, an echo from another time, feelings that should have been quieted forever by now.”
  • “This is the language of the world before—a world of chaos and confusion and happiness and despair—before the blitz turned streets to grids, cities to prisons, and hearts to dust.”
  • “This is the past: It drifts, it gathers. If you are not careful, it will bury you. This is half the reason for the cure: It clean-sweeps; it makes the past, and all its pain, distant, like the barest impression on sparkling glass.”
  • “My heart feels like it’s crumbling to chalk, and I want to scream and cry at the same time.”
  • “A half person; a two-faced traitor.”
  • “Maybe it’s exhaustion, or the fear, but everything seems to happen as it does in a dream.”“He told me that our past together, and what we shared, was dead. He told me he never loved me.”
  • “This is the problem: Take away the cure, and the primers, and the codes, and you’re left with no rules to follow. Love comes only in flashes.”
  • “Suddenly I am overcome with exhaustion. I am tired of fighting, of hitting and being hit. This is the strange way of the world, that people who simply want to love are instead forced to become warriors. It’s the upside-down nature of life.”
I’ve never let anything else control, but this was unstoppable. Delirium series is absolutely a must read!!! I’m hoping for future episodes to be released! Or not. Maybe I like the story better in my imagination.