Title: Delirium (Delirium #1)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (UK) | Harper Teen (US)
Publication Date: February 2011
Pages: 441 Pages
Genre: Science Fiction Young Adult
Delirium - Lauren Oliver
This dystopian world (which seems to be the Trending Genre at the moment, some dystopian books - Matched, The Hunger Games and Uglies) Lauren Oliver creates has left me breathless. A world where Love is classed as a disease or what they call ‘Amor deliria nervosa’ and scientist have found a ‘cure’ for it which people have to have a procedure once they’re 18. I was fascinated and intrigued by this.
The story follows 17 year old Lena, who has ninety-five days till her procedure, can’t wait to have her procedure and be cured of the long feared disease. But then she meets Alex.
Alex is an AMAZING person. He is courageous and caring with a damaged background and his attitude to life is so wonderful. He opens Lena’s eyes to a whole new world. I admired him and after reading this book I am TEAM ALEX. Lena and Alex’s relationship is emotional and passionate one and this makes us love the couple even more. Their relationship is the leading feature in the story. Their relationship kind of weaves the story together.
The Ending. Wow. The ending left me speechless and yet gasping for more. It really sparkles when Lauren Oliver finishes the story with a heart aching cliff-hanger. I cannot wait for the next book and have set my expectation even higher.
I LOVED this book. Lauren Oliver’s writing is beautiful. So descriptive and detailed and the characters she creates are amazing. Also I loved the quotes at the beginning of the chapter which gave us abit more insight of this Dystopian world. She’s written Before I Fall which is also an incredible book and is one of my Fav books also with Delirium. There has been gigantic praise of Delirium and has exceeded my expectation.