Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #1)

Author: Lauren Oliver
Published February 1st 2011 by HarperCollins
441 pages
Review Copy from NetGalley and Publisher
Series: Delirium
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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 governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway 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.

I didn't know anything about this book before I read it. So I was surprised when I read the first sentence from the book. So intriguing! And I kept reading to know what this book is all about.

The book is about Lena Haloway. She is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life until she met Alex. Love has been declared as a dangerous disease and people of the right age should be cured. And after meeting Alex, Lena understands that an emotional connection to another person is something she's always been missing -- and now it's something she won't live without. 

I enjoyed reading this. I was fascinated by the concept of love as a serious illness, that when you get infected, you should be cured. If only that's possible when you have heart aches right? But indifference is a more serious condition. I think the book is more of a love story than dystopian. Well for me it came out good although some people have mixed feelings on this one. I liked the character development. From the "I want to be cured" Lena to the "In love" Lena. And of course the mysterious Alex. You would see how this has changed the whole point of the story. 

This book made me realize... What if we really have a cure for love? Would you want to get cured and live a peaceful life or would you stay in love and bear the consequences? Oh well... one word for this, Sacrifice.

Delirium is a great start for a series. Good concept and such a nice cliffhanger at the end. I will definitely read the next book!

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥


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