Saturday, September 24, 2011

Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

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

You know those books that keep you thinking about them long after you've read them? Well, Delirium is one of those books. Months have passed and I still find myself thinking about it.

What I like most about this book is the idea of love as a disease. Its such a clever idea! And just thinking about a world without love makes my head hurt. I love so many things! I love food, I love movies, I love books, I love my dog, I love my friends and family! I just can't imagine a world without love! I didn't think about love as a precious thing until I starting imagining it gone. That's when I realized what an incredible and powerful emotion it is. How its all around us, and how its in everything we do. That's what I love most about Delirium, that it got me thinking about all these things that I hadn't paid attention to before.

This book to me was absolutely fantastic. As soon as I started reading it, I just couldn't put it down. Every time I tried to stop, Something else would capture my attention and I would continue reading. I loved Lena and I especially loved her growth of courage throughout the whole book. I cannot wait to read Pandemonium and find out how Lena's story continues.

Rating: 9


  1. I loved Delirium as well! Lauren Oliver's writing is just so fantastic. It got me thinking as well (I love when books can do that!). Didn't you just want to scream and yell at the cliffhanger in the end?! I cannot wait for Pandemonium.

  2. I adored Delirium too! The premise was just so original and intriguing that I had to get my hands on a copy when it came out, and I ended up just loving it! And just like you, Lena and her growth made the book even better! :)

    Awesome review! I'm so glad you liked it, and now we can both jump up and down until Pandemonium comes out! x)

  3. I definitely agree with you! I'm STILL thinking about Delirium! Excellent review!

  4. I finally bought Delirium yesterday and I can't wait to start reading it! I read the first chapter and I already can tell that I'll love it.

  5. I've seen this book around, but for some reason, it never really caught my eye. Now though, this sounds really interesting! Thanks for opening my eyes. I'll try to check it out. :)


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