Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: February 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
  • Format: Hardcover , 441pp
  • Sales Rank: 43
  • Age Range: Young Adult

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.
Lauren Oliver astonished readers with her stunning debut, Before I Fall. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it “raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful. An end as brave as it is heartbreaking.” Her much-awaited second novel fulfills her promise as an exceptionally talented and versatile writer.

My Thoughts

This was another books that I had heard a lot about and was not sure how I was going to feel about it.  Sure is an appropriate time of the year to be reading this book being about love and all.  I enjoyed this book and it was a very interesting concept that love is a disease and one can be cured of it by having a procedure done.  I love the relationship between Hana and Lena in the beginning of the books and how it transforms as Lena breaks all the rules and falls in love.  Alex is a very interested person, he is marked as though he is cured but really isn’t and he changes Lena, sometimes for the better and some times not.  This is another books where the government is controlling everything.  It worries me that this is where we think our society is going.  Overall, a really good books with an interesting twist at the end.  It is a book that you don’t want to put down at time just because the story keeps you guess as what will happen next and who is the strong brave girl in the story.

My Rating

4 of 5 stars

*Thank you to NetGalley  for the opportunity to review this book.  The only compensation provided was a copy of this ebook for my honest review.  All opinion are mine.

Waiting on Wednesday


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum. The bail bonds office has burned to the ground, and bodies are turning up in the empty construction lot.  To make matters worse, Stephanie is working out of a motor home she shares with a dancing bear, and Joe Morelli’s old world grandmother has declared a vendetta against her.  And just when Stephanie decides it might be time to choose between the two men in her life, Morelli and Ranger, a third man from Stephanie’s past moves back to Trenton…
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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading .

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
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Delirium

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Page 182

I’m happier than I can ever remember being, and when I tell Hana I can never in a million years replay her for covering for me, she just crooks her mouth into a smiles and says, “You’ve already repaid me.”  I’m not sure what she means by that, but I’m glad to have her back on my side.

What are you reading this week?  Remember I am kind of lost as to what to read next so you could inspire me.  Leave me a comment – I would love to know what you are reading.