Saturday, March 9, 2013

REVIEW: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I won’t lie, it took me the first couple of chapters to get into this book, but once I got into it….I couldn’t put it down. The whole premise of love and how it is perceived by the different characters of the book really got my attention. It left me wondering what the would would be like if people really feared love the way it is feared in the book. Would our world be like the world Lauren Oliver created? 

Here is the book summary for Delirium taken from Goodreads:

They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever

And I’ve always believed them.

Until now.

Now everything has changed.

Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.

Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love

Books like this really get me thinking about what our world would be like if stuff like this actually happened. When reading The Hunger Games, I wondered what it would be like to live in the Capital or in the various Districts. Same goes for this book. Would I want to be cured from love? Would I want to rebel and resist?

I really did enjoy this book and the whole idea of it. When I got to the last chapter, my jaw literally hit the floor. I couldn’t believe how it ended! Now I can’t wait to read the next book. And I am even more excited that it is being turned into a TV show. 

Delirium has that Romeo and Juliet feel to it, but given a completely different spin to it. It’s refreshing, thrilling, heartwarming, and an all around emotional roller coaster, but one you want to stay on. It is full of risk-taking and figuring out to think for oneself. I really admire Lena’s character and how she grows and changes throughout this book. So, check it out! It’s a book you don’t want to miss out on.

Thumbs up Lauren Oliver! 

Happy reading!

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