Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (February 1, 2011)
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Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe.I had heard about Delirium before it came out, I had heard how amazing it was and I never gave it a second thought! Andye, Kit and Abigaile had all read it a long time ago, so I just figured it was something all of them would like and I wouldn't. I have been on a major Dystopian kick here lately, and I ran out of books to read. Well Abigaile loves it when I do this, the whole not knowing what to read next thing (BIG problem) I walk around in circles feeling completely unsettled and scattered. So when I get this way, I listen to what she suggests. I am very glad she suggested Delirium, I'm not sure if I would have read it, if I had all my TBR (to be read) books at my disposal. Yes, I was desperate and I'm glad it paid off. Delirium was off the charts amazing!
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.
Lauren Oliver is a wonderful writer and story teller. I would say that the story started off a bit slow, picked way up in the middle and ended with a bang! I really chewed a hole in the inside of my cheek, the ending was tense, and that didn't even do it justice! The characters in the book were developed perfectly, at a great pace and very like-able. Oliver did a great job explaining how the USA had changed over time and how LOVE was actually a disease.
I think what I enjoyed most about this book (other than the main characters Alex and Lena) would have to be the plot! It was original enough to wanna keep on reading. I was not able to put this book down, Alex and Lena had wonderful chemistry. Lena was shy and scared in the beginning of the book, yet she grew so strong and fearless. Alex was such a sweet guy, yet he was street smart and liked Lena a lot! Lena was about to be cured from the disease Amore Deliria Nervosa when she met Alex. You'll just have to pick this book up and read it to see what happens between Alex and Lena and the tough journey that lie ahead for them and their disease. You can thank me when your done ;)
I can't wait for the sequel next year. I'm so glad I loved this book and that I can add it to my Dystopian list.