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Sunday, 5 February 2012

REVIEW: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Title: "Delirium"
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: YA dystopian/romance
Release date: February 1, 2011
Format: paperback, 441 pages
Publisher: Harperteen
Source: bought from Dymocks
Other details: on my Aussie Swap list
My rating: 3.5 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 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.

It took me a while to get into the swing of things with Delirium. I felt really uneasy about this dystopian world where love is really a disease. The second half of the book is where things really started to happen. I don't think it was that I was starting to understand their society better, I just think the second half of the novel was better because more exciting things were happening. The introduction of Alex and Lena's relationship was just the beginning.

Read the rest of the review at Chimneys and Magic here.

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