Monday, April 2, 2012

Delirium

 Delirium (Delirium #1)

Author: Lauren Oliver
Reviewed By: Courtney
Published By: Harper Teen
Release Date: January 01, 2011
Genre: YA/Dystopia
Pages: 480 pages

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 government 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
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As always this is a book that was recommended by a friend. As most of my reads are recommendations. I gave this book 5 stars, I really love how it wasn't about "Vampires" or to fantasized. It was like I was looking down at the future. It seemed so completely real. Lena is like everyone else and fallows the rules. She feels like there is nothing likable about her and shes just plain, Shes so nervous about her future and how it will be once she gets the cure, unlike her best friend Hannah who rebels and thinks for herself.

On the day of evaluation (where they choose your future husband/wife and your job) during her exam there's a prank going on and above in the view room she sees a boy laughing. She thinks nothing of it and goes about her day, not even giving it a second thought. Then a week or so later Hannah runs with her and leads her into a zone that is off limits and ends up getting caught by the guy, who's name is Alex.

I don't want to give it all away so I will try to keep it as light as possible. Alex is very important and her mind begins to change and she starts to actually start thinking about this society and their rules. To venture with her on this journey of figuring out who she is meant to be is exciting. You are rooting for her to be with him and run away and do all these things, but you have to keep reading to see what her choice will be. 

I really enjoyed this book, and the day the second book for this came out I went out and bought it because I had to know what happened....Lauren leaves you with the biggest cliff hanger it kills you. She really knows how to get you on the edge of your seat and yelling for it to be fair. I recommend this book for anyone who's looking into reading something different with passion.


Delirium by Lauren Oliver

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