So I read this book because I love Lauren Oliver with everything that I have. I love the Delirium series and I own Before I Fall (which I do plan to read next.) and I do consider Oliver to be one of my favorite authors. I find her writing style to be very interesting and smart and easy to follow and great and beautiful. I love her stories. I love her characters.
When I first started Panic I have to admit that I was a little disappointed. I was confused at some points in the beginning and I was starting to think I wasn't going to like the book at all.
I was so wrong.
God this book was so great. I always read book reviews saying things like 'The book keep's you on the edge of your seat' 'you'll never want to put it down' and they use words like 'thriller' and I've just never had a book be that amazing to me. I've only read two books in my life that were literally impossible for me to put down. (The Fault In Our Stars and Fangirl) but they weren't 'edge of your seat thrillers.' they were both just unbelievably good books that I never wanted to end.
That's another thing. I don't ever want my books to end. Sometimes I have trouble picking up books that don't have a serious because I never want the story to end. I need more and I need to know what happened. But I didn't regret it when I finished this book. (It almost ended as well as Bitter End) You got what happened after Panic. You got to know that Bishop and Heather and Nat and Dodge were together and we got to know that they were happy and it is great to end a book like that. I think it's the best way.
There's no cliffhangers that make you stay up at night thinking of all the different possible endings for the book or wondering thoughts about the characters happy endings. Panic was wonderful.
I cried and I worried with these characters. I wanted their safety. I was caught gasping in a room full of my family members when I found out Bishop was a judge. I didn't see it coming. I never saw it coming. Any of it. So many things that I had to reread just to make sure that I read it right and, again, it was WONDERFUL. I've never had a book put me on edge like that. Panic has done it.