Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Delirium by Lauren Oliver Review

Title: Delirium (Delirium #1)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Page Count: 480 pages
Publish Date: January 1, 2011
Book Type: Kindle Special Edition
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780061726828

From 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.

My Review: I think I can pretty much say that I adore Lauren Oliver’s writing. First, Before I Fall and now Delirium. I need to read the sequel like yesterday. To me, Oliver has a very poetic style of writing. I don’t know if that’s the right word, but it flows so well and it is somewhat elegant. Plus, both of her books that I have read were emotionally heavy. They sat with me for a very long time.

I also enjoy that Oliver really tries to have all of her characters have flaws. It can get kind of tiring reading about perfect characters, but you won’t really find that in Delirium... and it’s awesome. I am really anxious to see what some of my favorite characters are up to in Pandemonium. I should say anxious/scared. You’ll understand what I’m saying once you finish it. 

I feel like this review is super short, but I'm finding it really hard to say much without giving everything away. I'll leave it at awesome character development, fabulous world building, and beautiful writing.

I probably don’t need to tell you this, but you should read this book now. Warning: The ending is KILLER.


  1. Killer ending? Sounds like a perfect read to me!

    1. It was definitely ones of those "NOOOOOOOOO!" moments!

  2. Hi Kaitlyn,
    I've loved this book! I need to put my hands on "Pandominium" soon because "Requiem" is already ready...Grrr, too much great books to read!
    One of your new follower,

    1. Thanks for following, Lucie! I agree that there are way too many books and not enough time to read them. I also am awful and go back and read my favorites over and over again. Must. Resist. And. Only. Read. New. Books.

  3. I just started reading this the other day! It was instantly interesting.

    1. I was sucked in from the beginning too, Faith! I just love her writing style so much. :)


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