I developed a strong love for Dystopian books in the last year and I thought it would only make sense to promote one of those titles this week! Especially considering the release of Pandemonium, the second book in the series, releases in just a couple of weeks *squee*!
Delirium was released on February 1st, 2011 and even though it took me a while to pick it up, I’m really grateful I did!
Lauren Oliver did an amazing job when she created her dystopian world. I find it very ironic that the very thing our society craves, Love, is considered the number one plague in Delirium. The whole population goes on with their lives without feeling a thing, like brainless robots and Lena aspires to it, hoping to escape a painful past. Everything changes though when she meets Alex and it was amazing to see the Deliria set in her and witness her reactions as she realizes what’s happening to her, yet can’t bring herself to do anything about it.
My favorite quote of the book:
“For the first time in my life I actually feel sorry for Carol. I’m only seventeen years old, and I already know something she doesn’t know: I know that life isn’t life if you just float through it. I know that the whole point – the only point – is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.”
More about Delirium:
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 Holoway 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
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