Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Title: Delirium (Delirium #1)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Source: e-book

Summary: (Goodreads)

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.


Why didn't I read this book earlier!!! Delirium was AMAZING!!! It has to be one of my favorite books. I loved everything about this novel. Lauren Oliver did not disappoint in her new trilogy. Lena is a very strong character and the romance with Alex left me breathless, because they are perfect for each other and this "world" where they have to take away a piece of love out of you is a very different concept. From beginning to end the romance, action and the characters will bring you to tears. It was developed beautifully. The writing precise that it will leave you to want more of Lauren Oliver's books!

The romance was beautiful. From the first moment you meet Alex, you know that he is a great male lead. He helps Lena discover more of herself, that life doesnt always have to be about the cure. The cure is a operation that will take the delira out of your brain for you to forget, and the word love. Alex is soo Hot *swoon* that he will want you to go with him everywhere. Lena was right to follow her heart because from the first moment he saw Lena running with her friend Hana he knew he had to get to know her! I was in love after that.  I think Hana is a great character because she brought out the "party" side to Lena because she was afraid to disobey the life she was told to follow. Hana has been with her since the 2nd grade, so best friends will fight, but they also will forgive. 

Lena is also left without her mother and now her sister who has gone through the cure. When discovering this part of Lena's family and what happens before with both of her parents, they were a happy family. Each of Oliver's characters were unique, and to apply this to a dystopian is amazing because you grow attached to them, and want to know more of what will happen next to the characters. The Invalids are supposedly bad, but from reading they are just normal people trying to survive and have the openness to love despite get a procedure to take it away! 

The ending left me speechless!!!!!! I was soo shocked and almost in tears at what was happening. Lauren Oliver I heard is the best at cliffhangers, including this book because its one of the ways to make us readers want more of what Lena is going to go through in the sequel. I have already been skimming the book for the most memorable parts because its soo good!! I recommend this book to everyone! Its a book you cant put down!!! After reading Delirium, now I want the next one in the series, Pandemonium (can it come out quicker!!) Pick this book up right away!!



  1. I completely agree with you. Delirium was amazing. I loved Lena so so much. The world Lauren built was just breath-takingly beautiful.

    I cried for hours after I finished. I was a wreck. Love the review Amanda! Now all we have to do is wait for Pandemonium :]

    1. I know!! I just fell in love with the entire story! Pandemonium is coming soon!!

  2. I agree, she really did this cliff hanger well! Can't wait until February, I'm happy you enjoyed this one!

  3. Whooooo Delirium!

    I have nothing to add to your review. It summed up all my feeling perfectly! Love this book <3

  4. This is going to be a book I'll be reading VERY soon! Thanks for reminding me to put it at the top of my list!

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  5. Ahh, I just finished this book as well and I had the same first comment "Why did I wait so long!" I completely agree about the ending, I can't wait to get my hands on Pandemonium (but have heard the ending for it is really scream worthy as well). I love your review! I just finished writing one up as well. Glad you loved it!!

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  6. I'm eagerly waiting for my name to come up on the library wait-list for Delirium - it looks SO interesting. :) Good've made me even more impatient!

  7. So glad that you finally got it! I also cannot wait for book 2, it's almost here with the way that times seems to be flying by!

  8. I totally agree with you! That book was truly amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on Pandemonium!


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