Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Delirium (Delirium, #1)Title:Delirium 
Author: Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium # 1
Published: Feb. 01, 2011 by HarperTeen
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 441
Genre: YA Dystopian

My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Summary: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.

My Thoughts:

'' LOVE... it kills you both when you have it and when you don't''

Amor deliria nervosa, the deadliest of all deadly things, is a disease that people in the society are afraid of. And to prevent the disease from happening, they undergo a surgical procedure when they reached 18.

I would say, this book is a typical dystopian type that the people are controlled by the society and there are few people who resisted it. Lena, our protagonist, cannot wait for her procedure to be done with. She's even counting the days of. She wanted to be safe from the disease. And then she met Alex... Through Alex she discovered the mystery of love and the lies beneath the society. Alex character is amazing. He is like a light in the dark world of Lena. He thought Lena how to love and be loved in return.

The plot was great and the characters are well developed. Although i'm not really convinced at first on Lena's and Alex relationship. But I was blown away at the last chapter that it finally convinced me to believe in thie love story. While reading this, my emotions are like in a roller coaster ride. Frustation and anger will swelled up my heart one moment and then compassion and affection the next.

Delirium is a fantastic book. Lauren Oliver's writing is so beautiful and lyrical and so so amazing. It will truly captivate your heart. It is a compelling story with a very powerful message and lesson : LOVE AND SACRIFICE.


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