Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Labels: Book Reviews, Dystopian, Hodder and Stoughton, Lauren Oliver, Young Adult · Who posted this? Mina B at 17:37
by Lauren Oliver
Release Date: February 3rd 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Buy it: Amazon
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...
Another fab dystopian book! I am so loving dystopians now. And WOW, Delirium sure was something. I loved reading each and every word. I got consumed within Lena's world, waiting and wondering what will happen next.
Lena, a young seventeen year old girl has simply ninety-five days until she gets diagnosed from the disease of amor deliria nervosa. In other words, until she gets cured from 'love' which is perceived to be a disease. And Lena, cannot wait until she does.
Lena is one great character. She is so amazing and wonderful. Okay, there were times where I just wanted to wake her up to reality so she would realise how ridiculous she sounds sometimes, But I guess that's what Oliver wants us readers to feel- A sense of urgency, thrill and irritation.
Just a few months before her operation Lena meets the down-to-earth, and oh-so-charming, Alex! And so, it's so understandable as to why Lena fell in love with a guy like him. He's funny, alluring, understanding and everything every girl would wish for!
Delirium is an awesome roller coaster of events and emotions making you want it to never end. With that killer of an ending it is truly an unforgettable read! Pandemonium, the next book in the trilogy, is one I'm greatly anticipating!