Jun 29, 2011

Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver

Title: Delirium (Delirium, #1)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date Published: February 1st 2011
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
My Rating: 


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 Review

NO LOVE. WOW. I seriously loved the idea of this book! Even though I felt there was something missing for me to rate this book a five star, just the theme is so incredibly fascinating that it makes up for most of it. Throughout the whole book I couldn’t stop thinking “What if love really is a disease!?” Oliver is such a talented author. I really liked the characters most of all Alex, have to love that guy! I did not like the main character, Lena at the beginning of the story, let’s just say she was really close minded, but no one can blame her, when you are raised thinking one way about life it isn’t easy changing your ways.

I will be honest though, I did expect this story to be very different.

If you already read this book you are going to hate me but I actually liked the ending! It was different!

Check out my review for Lauren Oliver's  Before I Fall


  1. I don't hate you for liking the ending-it definitely left an impact-but you know I love Alex too much. haha

    Plus, Pandemonium's cover & description came out a while ago, and I couldn't stop laughing at everyone's reactions to it. (You can read Lauren's response here: http://bit.ly/l2OJ0X) I'll admit, I kind of flipped too, but knowing I'm not the only one (AND the craziest one at that) was reassuring. haha

  2. I'm going to add these books to my reading list :)


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