Sunday, June 10, 2012


Delirium by Lauren Oliver
3 out of 5 stars
Quick Overview:
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.

   "They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them.
   Until now.
   Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie. "

What I Thought:
To start with, this book has some interesting covers. Interesting, for me, is not bad but actually really good. The cover art above was the one that made me take a second look at the book, and eventually read it. The other cover (found here) was on the book I actually read.
"Delirium" overall was good, and I liked the plot, that love is a disease. However, it seemed to have the same thing that all other dystopian books have, a harsh government that controls every little thing you do. Me, personally, am getting tired of the same exact government in every book you pick up and would like a new group of books to reach popularity.  
The characters were at the midway point in strength. I didn't feel like they needed more detail, but I also didn't get to the point where I could feel like I know them personally (If you get what I mean).
I did like this book, but it wasn't one of the best dystopian books I've read.


  1. I was looking at the cover of the book and finally remembered that I read it (confirmed with goodreads). lol. I rated it a 3 and read it less than a year ago. You know when that happens it's not really a memorable book.

    Great review!

  2. Thanks!!!!

    I do that with books a lot too. Glad I'm not alone!!!!!!

    (Sitting With a Book)

  3. When I read this one, I thought I liked it, but now I can hardly remember anything. :|

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