Thursday, September 15, 2011

Review: Deliruim by Lauren Oliver

Hardcover, 441 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by HarperTeen 
YA Dystopian

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.--Goodreads
My Review
There is so much that I like about this book but to be honest the first thing that made me pick it up is Lauren Oliver. Her writing is always insightful, beautiful, and unforgettable. I have found that after reading her books she always leaves me thinking about how I see myself and how I see the world.

 Delirium introduces you to a unique dystopian world where Love is a disease. In this society everyone is conditions to have a serious case of hebiegebies when feeling any emotion but the one emotions that is taboo is LOVE. Everyone is taught that love is a horrible thing to feel and should be avoided at all cost before your scheduled at the age of 18. In the beginning Lena is a true believer in what has been taught to her, her whole life. Then she meets Alex and the walls that had been built to keep her emotions in check start to slowly crumbling.

The relationship between Lean and Alex is beautiful and romantic. Beautiful because this is Lean’s first time in love and experiencing many new things while Alex is so patient and understanding with her. Romantic because in this world love is forbidden and they go through so many obstacles in order to be together.

I don’t want to say too much and ruin it for you because I want you to have the full experience of such a great book. But I will say that Lauren doesn’t disappoint in this first installment of the Delirium series.  I was left breathless and wanting more. I can’t wait for Pandemonium!

"Love: It will kill you and save you both."

"I guess that’s just part of loving people: You
have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up." 

Next Book in the Series






  1. Great review! I've been meaning to read this for a long time but I haven't gotten around to it yet. It sounds like something I would enjoy though.

    GIselle at Xpresso Reads

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