Waiting on Wednesday (16): Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Lauren Oliver
Release Date:  March 5, 2013
by HarperTeen

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

Woohoo!  Today’s my birthday!  I hope to get lots of reading done today, and then I’ll be going out to dinner with family and then out with my husband tonight.  It should be a fun day!

Anyway, I was a little late in reading this series, but I really love it!  I still need to read Annabel (Delirium #0.5) and Hana (Delirium #1.5) and of course Raven (Delirium #2.5) when it comes out.  But I really can’t wait for Requiem!

*Edit* I just found out that Delirium might be a TV show!  I’m very excited about it!!

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog! 


  1. Jessie Marie

    January 23, 2013 at 10:34 am

    First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! *throws confetti*

    Secondly, YES. Requiem. Must. Have. NOW. It's crazy that these series are coming to an end this year but I'm excited to see how this one turns out, especially after the end of Pandemonium. Awesome pick!

  2. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    January 23, 2013 at 11:16 am


    I am so excited about Requiem too. I cannot wait to get my hands on it. I haven't read Annabel or Raven but I did read Hana and I totally think you should read it before Requiem cause it gave me lots of thoughts on Requiem.

  3. Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide

    January 23, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Happy birthday!!!!
    AND YES I cannot WAIT for Requiem!!!! I'm insanely excited for it!

  4. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    January 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    HAPPEE BIRTHDAE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I need to read Annabel too! I've only read the Hana extra.

  5. Kay

    January 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    I can't wait for this one to come out! It isn't that far away now.

    I haven't read the short stories yet, but I plan to sometime in the near future.

  6. fakesteph

    January 23, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Happy birthday!!!! I totally need to catch up on this series.

  7. Dani Chapman

    January 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    My goodness that does sounds like a good book. Great pick and Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

  8. Sarah Elizabeth

    January 23, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Happy birthday! I need to start this series, I've heard such good things about it! So glad that you managed to do lots of reading today :)

  9. Brandi Kosiner

    January 23, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Happy birthday!
    I need to read this one too, and also am excited about the possible show.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    <3 Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  10. Livvy

    January 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Have a good birthday and enjoy your meal!

    Ooooh, well I've heard lots about this series, but I've yet to pick it up. Well, TV series may just prompt me to read. I do love my TV shows.

    Great pick! :)

  11. Brittani

    January 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope your having an AWESOME day!!! :D

    Great pick!!! I am so excited for Requiem too!! I haven't read the short stories yet either but I'll get around to it before Requiem! Lol.

    My WoW

    -Brittani :)

  12. Bittner

    January 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I know I really liked the first and second book, but I'm just not feeling that "edge of my seat" excitement about this one. You'll have to tell me about it when you read it!

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