Sunday, February 6, 2011

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

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 Holoway 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.

Going into Delirium, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’m a fan of Laurens first book Before I Fall, but that and Delirium are wildly different from each other. I had read mixed reviews about how people liked and disliked Delirium, so I didn’t know what I would think after reading it.
I wasn’t sure that Lauren could pull off a dystopian since it’s a new genre to her, but my oh my could she pull it off!
The writing in Delirium is completely captivating. I stayed up until 3am reading, just so I could read it straight through. There were so many points in this book where I stopped breathing and held my breath until the scene I was reading ended. Oliver knows how to write incredibly realistic characters. I was rooting for Lena through her whole journey and I never wanted it to end.
I need the sequel to this book now. I’m pretty sure I have developed the deliria for Lauren’s writing because I would be perfectly content read Lauren Oliver books 24/7. I highly recommend Delirium, it made me laugh, cry, and get Amor Deliria Nervosa.

FTC- Publisher.


Anonymous said...

I have heard so many good things about this book, I can't wait to read it!

Caroline said...

I'm in the middle of this one right now and oh my God, it really is breathtaking. Great review. :)

the Vintage Bookworm said...

Great review!

I've heard so many great things about this book. I don't think I've read a bad review yet! :) Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Clare Alise said...

This book sounds amazing! This review is excellent and very helpful. Awesome! :)

House On Beach Street said...

Just finished it and LOVED it!! It's one of the 'can't wait to finish it/sorry I did' kind of books. Reminds me of The Hunger Games (which I loved as well). Read it. Read it NOW!!