Published by HarperCollins on February 3, 2011
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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.
A story that takes place in a world where love is outlawed and equated a disease? You can’t take my money fast enough. Although it took me too long to get around to reading this, I have been happily infected! Reading a novel by Lauren Oliver is EXTREMELY contagious. This novel was perfectly paced, engendering intrigue, and just enough reveals to keep you lovesick with the story. Not to mention, the chemistry and development of the relationship between Lena and Alex. And as part of the unwritten pact of well written serial novels, the end of this novel left me with my mouth hanging open, and a deep seated urge to shake the book to see if more words would come out. Lucky for me, one of the perks of being tardy to currently popular novel party, is that I don’t have to wait six months or a year for the next one. I can medicate my need to know what happens next IMMEDIATELY. If you haven’t experienced Delirium, you should expose yourself to intoxication at once. As for me, Pandemonium has already been purchased, and ready to administer. 🙂
Four out of Five Stars.