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Thursday, December 23, 2010

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.

Hardcover, 440 pages
Expected publication: February 1st 2011 by HarperTeen

I received this book from Netgalley and HarperTeen to review.

"Love. It kills you both when you have it, and when you don't."

This was an AMAZING book. I cannot wait til I can buy a copy to add to my bookshelves.
I am very big on love. I believe everyone deserves it and I love giving it. So when I read the description of a book that is about a world that "cures" love, I HAD to read it. Let me tell you, I felt a whole slew of emotions during my reading time. I even ended up crying. 

The characters are great. Molded by the society they live in and what they think is right. The writing is wonderful and just pulls you right into the story.
Lauren Oliver makes the world feel small. That the place Lena lives is the only place to live. But then as Lena starts realizing how much world and life is beyond the fence you can really feel a shift in the feeling of the story. It's so great.

The whole book was pretty fast paced, but the last few chapters. Oh wow, heart-pounding and intense. I do not see how I am going to be able to wait until 2012 for the next book.
So awesome.
5/5 for Delirium!


  1. I read this book and loved it, too!

  2. Great review! I just got this book from netGalley, as well, and I can't wait to read it!

  3. I know- I am already itching for the next one!

  4. Yeah, waiting for the next one is going to be brutal.


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