Delirium (Delirium #1)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Teen
Rating: 5 Stars!
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. ~Goodreads
This book was so lyrically & poetically written that sometimes I wanted to cry(maybe it was just that time of the month) but some of the descriptions were absolutely breathtaking.
If I’m going to be completely honest the first 200 pages (exactly) we really slow for me. It wasn’t that it was bad or I didn’t like it, it was just slow. But as soon as I hit page 200 vrrooommm! It shot off like crazy, so much action, and dialogue and tension and kissing! Eeep! (I like kissies!!)
The plot/dystopian society in itself was the most amazing concept ever. How weird to think that love is a disease you need to be cured from? Even the word love was a no-no, which was just so crazy for me because I whip the word love around more than willow whips her hair back and forth!
The characters were fantastic! I adored Lena, she was strong and the most selfless character i have ever read about. I really liked that she was a teenage girl who saw her flaws. Not many girls admit to being a “stale cookie”. I thought she was just an amazing heroine and you know what!? She deserves to be happy!
Do NOT even get me started on Alex! I loved him from the very beginning! He is the perfectest & sweetest guy ever! As I was reading I kept thinking “when is Alex gunna pop back up!?” He and Lena were so cute I could not even stand it! It was kind of like watching a bunny eat cotton candy… adorbs right!? I thought their relationship developed so naturally and it made it believable. Alex is so upfront and honest and caring and I want him! Yesterday!
Oh-my-goodness gracious the last chapter had me sweating (literally it was really hot in the dorm) holy crap the ending. *mouth drops* I can’t believe that’s how it ended and that’s all I am saying… ALEX *cries* *hugs self* *cries some more* Alex?
I can’t wait for the next installment in the series!! Lauren Oliver is an incredible writer!
Don’t give up on this book, keep trucking through if you feel like stopping, because you wont be disappointed!