Monday, May 19, 2014

Review: Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver

Book Title: Delirium (Delirium #1)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Published: Feb 7, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Ebook; 441pg
Source: Purchased
ISBN: 0061726834
Barnes and Noble


Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.

The first time I read Delirium was several years ago. But, even though I knew the main plot of the book, it still felt like reading it for the first time. The thing I love most about this book is the writing of Lauren Oliver. Her style is ultimately beautiful.

Delirium is told from the perspective of Lena. Lena is counting down the days until her procedure that will "cure" her of the disease of Love. In the society Lena lives in, love is the most dangerous thing there can be. Therefore, at the age of 16, teenagers are expected to receive the "cure" in order to be able to properly function in society. So says the government...

As the story progresses, Lena eventually meets Alex. Alex is an enigma to Lena. She is drawn to him like a moth to a flame and as they spend more time together, Lena finally begins to let her defenses down. She begins to understand that Love is a beautiful thing.

This book was just spectacular and I loved everything about it. The character relationships were brilliant and so was the plot. I am so glad I re-read it and I cannot wait to dive into Pandemonium!

5 stars to Delirium!
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