Sunday, 31 July 2011
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Age Group: Young Adult
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.
This book has been injected with so much emotion it was hard to put down. It will make you appreciate the little things that you somehow always forget to notice.
It is a beautifully written story that captivated me almost instantly and just continued to get better as the story progressed. Just when I thought I had the plot all figured out another twist took me for a spin only to end in a way that left me breathless and hungry for more.
Overall it was and enchanting and exciting read, highly recommended. I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel.