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 .
Requiem is written from Hana and Lena’s alternating points of view leading up to the finale. I really enjoyed Hana’s take on the “inside” life. Lena’s story line was unremarkable and very similar to Pandemonium. I was waiting to get back to Hana.
I know many people will be torn about this book. This book unlike other Young Adult books doesn’t come with the big ending that explains everything to everyone. I am completely okay with that, I know some people will not be.