Monday, May 27, 2013

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Delirium (Delirium, #1)Released: August 2, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Delirium, Book 1

Followed By: Pandemonium
Page Amount: 441, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Lena)
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=96/100 A

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’

Beware. If you pick up this book you will not be able to stop reading until you finish all three books. Typically, it takes me months, if not years, to finish a series because I like to read so many different books, but I couldn't do that with this series. I finished this book and had to start the next book the same day. I was addicted. The world that Lena lives in is a word of structured society that outlaws love. I cannot imagine such a world, but Ms. Oliver captured this place spot on. Her writing flowed across the pages like care-free petals in the wind. It was truly beautiful. I don't often look at the writing at a whole and say "Wow this is beautiful," but this book really was. I loved every second I spent in this world. The characters, plot, and conflict were just icing on the cake. 

Ahh these characters were so amazing. Lena was a strong protagonist. Not in the physical sense, but rather mentally strong. That's not always a easy thing to find in YA books. Main leads are typically kick-butt warrior types or weak, defenseless blonds. Lena was a perfect, realistic median. Her inner conflict between leaving her home or leaving her love was portrayed in a realistic way. She thought about both choices and I could understand why she made the decision that she did. I would have chosen the same. I love Alex like Lena did. I really wish I could have gotten to know him more. Lena's best friend, Hanna, and relatives were also very interesting. Every character added to the story and each contributed differently to Lena's conflict. 

The ending was absolutely beautiful and perfect. I could feel the powerful emotion that Lena was feeling. It was breathtaking. I felt horrible for Lena because I knew exactly how she felt. Going through the loss of my best friend and boyfriend, I felt as if I lost a part of me and the last few pages of this book made me feel less alone. It accurately described the way I felt. I always believed that books come into your life at precisely the right moment, this book made that belief all the more real. If you are feeling brokenhearted, give this book a try, you are not alone.  

My Favorite Part: The last few pages. They related perfectly to my life at the time I read it.

Do I recommend this book? Yes. It really touched my heart.
Will I be reading the next book? Already did. Read it the very next day after finishing this book.

Thanks for reading! Did you like this book?

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Review by Macy ♥

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