Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Waiting on...PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver

Today's Waiting On is PANDEMONIUM, the second story in the DELIRIUM trilogy. I absolutely loved DELIRIUM and so did my students. I book talked DELIRIUM for our dystopia unit at the end of the year, and once the girls discovered DELIRIUM, they passed the copies we had around until the covers were tattered (don't you just love when teens find something awesome and it spreads like wildfire?). 

Anyway, PANDEMONIUM sounds like a great follow-up. I can't wait to see Lena's transformation into a warrior chick, and I want to know what happened to Alex! Is she going to save him? Or is he "cured"? But, dagnabbit, I'll have to wait until March 2012 (or is it February?).

Isn't this a cool cover? I like power behind the oranges and reds and how there's kind of a feral jungle-y undertone (with perfect makeup, of course).

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with Delirium, the first book in a thrilling dystopian trilogy in which Lena Haloway dared to fall in love with Alex and escape the cure, the government-mandated procedure that renders a person immune to the disease of love. Lena and Alex staked their lives on leaving their oppressive society, but only Lena broke free.

Pandemonium continues Lena’s gripping story. After escaping from Portland, Maine, Lena makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community, where she transforms herself into a warrior for the resistance. A future without Alex is unimaginable, but Lena pushes forward and fights, both for him and for a world in which love is no longer considered a disease. Swept up in a volatile mix of revolutionaries and counter-insurgents, Lena struggles to survive—and wonders if she may be falling in love again.

Full of danger, forbidden romance, and exquisite writing, Lauren Oliver’s sequel to Delirium races forward at a breathtaking pace and is sure to appeal to fans who crave the high-stakes action of The Hunger Games and the bittersweet love story of Romeo & Juliet.
--from GoodReads

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  1. So waiting for this one too! The cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to find out what happens next. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This was my pick for this week too.

  3. I hadn't read the summary for this one, ;) thanks for sharing.

    I do like this cover better than the ones for Delirium, I gotta say.

    Lovely pick!

  4. I cannot wait for this!!!! After the ending of Delirium I need this book asap:) 2012 is entirely too far away, I'm ready for more right this minute:) And I love that cover, I wasn't a huge fan of Deliriums original cover, so I'm glad they did something different with book 2.

  5. Great pick! I'm so excited for this one :D

  6. Great pick! I still need to read Delirium, but I can't wait to read both of these!

  7. This was one of my picks too! I'm so excited to see where Lauren takes the story/characters...

    Fantastic WOW choice :)

  8. Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved this book! I was so freakingout when delirum ended!!! I was legit about to cry pleeeeaaaasssseeeee lauren oliver dont let her let alex go!!! Dontt you see he risked his life for her!!!! Cooommmmmmeeeeeeoooooonnnnnn weee want the ending to be amazing like all of the other amazin books like the hungergames!!!(: