Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Review: Delirium

Book: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 441
Source: bought from Chapters
Stars: 4/5
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
(summary taken from Goodreads)

I picked up this book because the whole premise was breathtaking. A world where love was a disease? How amazing does that sound? And I adored it!

Lena was a great and realistic character. She was far from perfect, but watching her grow throughout the story was one of the things that makes this story so great. And her relationship with Alex absolutely gorgeous and swoon-worthy Alex was as raw and beautiful as first love should be.

Lauren Oliver's beautiful writing style captured me from the very first page. Sometimes I just wanted to jump up and down to hurry to the good parts but I'm glad I stuck through it, because Delirium was absolutely and beautifully amazing. And in those last few pages, I swear I only took one breath.

In conclusion, I loved Delirium! I'm anxiously awaiting for the next book, Pandemonium, to come out!  

BUY or BORROW?: If you have a growing collection of dystopian YA novels on your bookshelf (like me!), this is definitely one you need to add to the list! :)


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