Thursday, February 3, 2011

Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium (Delirium, #1)

Delirium (Delirium, #1)
Written by Lauren Oliver
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Published by HarperTeen
*ARC copy provided by publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Summary from Goodreads:
"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.

My Thoughts:
This book was so original! The story was captivating, suspenseful and heart-wrenching. I found myself so angry at the government in this alternate version of our world. Love is the backbone of all human emotions and to envision a world without it is incomprehensible! I loved Lena's character. She learned so much about herself through the course of the book. The life she envisioned for herself, her future, and the 'cure' itself are facades. Enter Alex... so swoonworthy! I loved him and admired his strength and bravery. He wasn't afraid and in turn, he opened Lena's eyes to the truth of their world. I don't want to go into too much detail about the plot because I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I will say that this book forces you to look at the importance of love- the good parts and the painful parts. You can't have one without the other. I highly recommend Delirium to anyone that loves a good Romeo/Juliet type lovestory. It was a pageturner, a heartbreaker, and much more! Kudos to Lauren Oliver!


  1. I LOVED this book! Glad you did too! Great review!!

  2. Oh my word! I cannot wait to read this book. It seems that I am the onlyone who hasn't! Hehe! Love your review. Anyway, old follower just stopping by! Have a good Sunday.

    Sonette @ Bookworm Blog