Thursday, June 7, 2012
Delirium- Lauren Oliver
Author: Lauren Oliver
Pages: Audio book
From The Back: 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 government 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
Review: I've been meaning to pick up this book for a while, the cover always catches my eye. Okay, it's not just the cover, the whole premise of the book caught my attention back when it came out, only for whatever reason I never picked it up, until I got the audio book from the library this week. The idea that love is a disease, just instantly made me to one of those head turning things that almost cause whiplash.
Well I can tell you that it does not disappoint. I love Lena's character, how she starts off so timid and seemingly afraid of everything in the world that isn't what she's been told by the scientists and family members, and how she grows throughout the entire novel. Turning from what she's lead to believe is true, and following what she feels. The ending was heartbreaking and triumphant, it was a mix of emotions and it was tied up so well that I felt satisfied. I definitely recommend this book as a novel or as an audio book, the audio book is great too.