Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Author: Lauren Oliver
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Genre: YA, Dystopia
Trilogy: Delirium #1
Pages: 305 (e-ARC)
Buy: Amazon | Book Depository
Summary via Goodreads:
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.
Delirium is the very first Lauren Oliver book I’ve read and also the first dystopian book I’ve read. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Lauren Oliver and after reading this amazing masterpiece, I knew – and felt – exactly why.
It’s the premise of the story that basically caught hold of my attention. Where have you heard or seen a story where love is despised and regarded as a disease? I think that is genuinely original and creative.
This story was beautifully written which is most probably the reason why it’s so easy to be drawn towards Lena’s world and her life. Furthermore, there are so many compelling dialogues in it regardless of how long or short the line was.
The characters are easy to love and I felt emotionally connected with them. Lena is such a wonderful, strong and worthy of a heroine. I admit that at first, I want to shake her vigorously and tell her to listen to herself and hear how ridiculous she sounds. Perhaps, that’s what Lauren wants the readers to feel. I just love Lena’s development as the story goes on, she’s just fantastic! The other characters are just as lovely too. Alex is such a charming guy; I totally understand why Lena fall inlove with him because I totally would too. Lena’s best friend, Hana, was also one of my favorite; I think she’s the bestfriend any girl wants to have.
Delirium is a riveting, wonderful rollercoaster ride of emotions and truly an unforgettable read. I’m giving this book 5 out of 5 stars because I’ve never felt so connected with a book before. I HIGHLY recommend this to everyone who’s inlove, who wants to fall inlove and to those who never gets tired of loving someone. It’s something you’ve read before and it’s something you haven’t read before. You’ll know what I mean when you read it yourself!
Pandemonium, the second book in Delirium trilogy, is definitely one of my anticipated read for next year. I can’t wait!