Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) by Lauren OliverThe 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 electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller Delirium, Lauren Oliver sets Lena on a dangerous course that hurtles through the unregulated Wilds and into the heart of a growing resistance movement. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
Pandemonium is the second novel in the Delirium Trilogy. After falling in love, Lena Haloway and Alex Sheathes flee their oppressive society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive the " cure "--an operation that makes them immune to the delirium of love --but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters. Although she is bereft of the boy she loves, her struggles seem to be leading her toward a new love. The novel is split into two narratives; "Then" which describes Lena's struggle for survival in the Wilds and "Now" which describes her work for the resistance in New York. Day by day she gets better and begins to learn the ways of the Wilds. She learns that life here is harsh because the people have so little and have to struggle to survive.
In the second book of the Delirium series, Lena grows up. Delirium Delirium 1 Book Review. Once one hits eighteen, the ability to love is removed through invasive brain surgery. The new adult become one of the zombies, incapable of love, hate, sadness, remorse — any human emotion. No wars, no crimes, no depression, but none of the good stuff either — heaven without happiness. It was a struggle against nearly eighteen years worth of indoctrination, but she finally decided to escape the borders of the city with Alex and head into the Wilds.
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Sign up for our newsletters! Lena also learns about the Resistance, and the Uncureds living in the Wilds, where love is free to bloom. Lena and Alex make a plan to join them, but during a botched escape, Alex is killed.
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