Monday, January 31, 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.

The concept for Delirium sounds similar to a few books out on the market now. I didn't know what to expect from this one, but I loved Before I Fall, so I decided to give it a go. 
You will want to read this book. The writing is smooth and lyrical, and the story is captivating. The only negative point I have is that the main part of the story didn't pick up until about 200 pages in, but it wasn't boring. This is the first book in the series, and I can't wait for book two to see what happens next!

Recommended if you like: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, Matched by Ally Condie, Across the Universe by Beth Revis 



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