Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Review: Delirium

Delirium (Delirium #1)

By: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 448
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Source: borrowed the book from the library

Goodreads Synopsis:

Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't. -Goodreads-

My Thoughts:

So about 6 months ago a good friend of mine, Lynn at Bringing the Epic, told me about this "great book that I had to read!"  Well I would always tell her that if I had the time I would read it. I would tell her I just had so much to read at this time so I don't know.  Every time I would be at the library or at the store I would look at it and pick it up and walk around.  Then at one point in time, I would put it back and leave.  Well for Christmas this year, my wonderful husband bought me a Kindle!  It was the best gift ever!  So now I decided to give Delirium a chance and borrowed from my library through my Kindle. I think this is one of the best things ever invented.  But with this I was able to read one of the best books ever!

When I first started this book, it took me awhile to really get into it.  After about 60 pages I could not put it down.  This was defiantly one of the best books of the year!  I could not get enough of it.  And I am so happy that Harper Collins gave me Pandemonium to read!  I can not wait to dig into that! 

You meet Lena. Lena lives in a world that doesn't believe in love.  They believe that love is a disease.  That love causes many problems.  So they come up with a cure to help prevent love from happening.  My favorite part about the whole book is that they use the feelings you get when you first fall in love with someone as the symptoms of the disease.  I literally thought that that was ingenious.  I mean come on, how great is that.  
  Lena is your typical high school girl.  She has a best friend that she does everything with.  She is nervous about her procedure that is going to cure her from ever feeling love.  But in the mist of all of this, she meets Alex.  Alex is trying to be a friend.  He is just looking for someone to talk to.  He meets Lena and they become friends.  But Lena thinks that there is something about Alex that doesn't meet the eye.  But Alex is cured.  So he can't have feelings for Lena can he?  

This book is written beautifully.  It really has this flow to it.  It is defiantly a page turner.  The whole story just keeps you going and wanting more.  I need my Alex!!!  I have to find my Alex!  Lauren Oliver, you are one great writer.   I love everything about your story!  Thank you for one great experience!!! You are the best! This was truly one fantastically brilliant story!

My Rating:

I am giving this book 5 out 5 stars!  It takes a lot for me to give 5 out 5 stars so this means that this book is truly amazing!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I've been wondering about this one - thank you for sharing and happy holidays! :)