Pandemonium

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.

In this exciting sequel to Delirium Lena finds her initiated into the resistance. In the then chapters we find out how she when she was found when she first escaped into the wild. She finds herself in a settlement with lots of people and food and rooms. She learns about how they are run and their system to communicate with the sympathisers in the inside. However things don’t always go to plan, things are changing and they are driven deeper in to the wilds to meet both challenges from nature and the scavengers.

In the now chapters Lena is in on the outside in a new town. After spending time trying to blend in she is given a strange task of watching a boy at an event. This however is about to lead her into all new dangers. Stuck with this boy, who is the son of the group for a Deliria Free America, she tries to keep up her role for the inside but events will soon lead them together and him to change his attitude. However there are other ghost in Lena’s past that still need dealt with.

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I was disappointed by the first one however this one felt like it had more of a story to it and there were lots of interesting additions to keep you hooked. I also like that the chapters alternated between now and then giving you an idea of how Lena got into the situation she was in in an interesting way. There was lots going on in this book that gave you a better understanding of the world Oliver has created and reasons to have opinions about the characters. I look forward to seeing what is going to happen next.

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