Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Author: Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium, #1
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
Synopsis: 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.
Verdict: This book was absolutely amazing!!! I know I've probably said this exact same thing for about a hundred other books; but this one book makes them all pale in comparison. This was a story that literally moved me to tears, which is something that doesn't really happen very often. But by the last page I was bawling. This is a book that you definitely want to see sitting on your shelf, so that you can enjoy the story and the characters and the world again and again!!! This is definitely an author to watch!!! Because I loved every single page of this book (except maybe the ending........ *sniffles*)!!!
I think this quote really describes how this book made me feel:
"Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you've finished just to stay near it."
— Markus Zusak
Moving on- The characters and the dystopian world had so much depth! Lauren Oliver is a literary genius! She literally had me harboring the same fears, hopes, and dreams as the characters. And I can honestly say that the whole idea of Delirium is so original; it was like a breath of fresh air. Not to mention the fact that she made this 441 page book go by in a lingering flash. (How about that description- lingering flash- it doesn't make much sense right? Well, it will..... once you read Delirium!!!) In my honest opinion, I would have to say that this book is probably at (or near) the top of the Best Books in the World list. :)) It was seriously that awesome! Now I'm going to stop this review before I really get out of hand with my fan-girling. :))
Rating: 5/5 Stars