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My favourite part of books is discussing them with other fans. Because I want my reviews to remain spoiler-free as they’re more likely to be read by those who haven’t read the book yet, I’m also planning to post “book discussions” for many of the books I review. Obviously, these book discussions will contain spoilers and much flailing. Maybe some intellectual-like discussion…but mostly flailing.
Not gonna lie, all I want to talk about is the romance. Please feel free to discuss other more important aspects of the novel, but I’m kind of fixed on that one point right now because OH MY GOD LAUREN OLIVER WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO US.
So when Delirium ended I was a tiny bit in denial. I was obviously upset, but I was about 99.9% sure Alex was still alive, so I wasn’t too worried. I read Pandemonium expecting him to turn up every page. And then I would turn another page and he wouldn’t be there. And then he still wouldn’t be there. And then he still wouldn’t be there. But still, I wasn’t giving up hope. I decided that I would not fall for Julian because I knew Alex was coming back and I refused to give up on him.
But then Lena was so happy with Julian. And I mean, Julian was all ready to die for her. And I couldn’t keep hating on Julian just because he wasn’t Alex, right? So, I let myself like him a little bit AND THEN THEY SAID THERE WAS ANOTHER GUY THERE AND I KNEW RIGHT AWAY WHAT THAT MEANT. I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT. AND WHEN HE SHOWED UP MY HEART SHATTERED INTO A BILLION SHARP LITTLE PIECES THAT TORE INTO MY FLESH LIKE RABID MOSQUITOES. RABID. MOSQUITOES.
How could she do that to us? Poor Lena. I don’t know what she’s going to do. I want her to go back to Alex because…because it’s Alex, but at the same time if he’s going to be all angry and bitter she should stay away from him because that’s not healthy. At this point I’m kind of hoping they both die and then Lena can like…go live with Hunter or something. I don’t know. My heart hurts whenever I think about it and I feel like either way it’s going to suck for everyone involved.
I really, really, really hate having to wait for the next book. Like this is Mockingjay level of waiting pains (which is just below Deathly Hallows waiting pains and just above The Death Cure waiting pains).