Delirium – book review


Delirium is the first astoundingly beautiful book in its series by Lauren Oliver.

There once was a time where love was considered the most important thing in the world. Everyone craved it. People would go to the end of the earth to find it, tell lies for it, and even kill for it…

But then they found a cure. Scientists were able to eradicate love and the government demands everyone receives the cure when they turn eighteen. Lena looks forward to the day she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain. Life will be measured, safe and peaceful.

Once Lena is Cured, she will live out her life like every other adult. She will be matched to someone who is chosen for her based on similar interests and will be set on a specific career course. The Cureds are mostly unexpressive and unemotional, but safe from the disease. Well, except for those on whom the surgery hasn’t worked and those who resist the treatment entirely and escape to the Wilds.

But then with only ninety-five days until Lena’s cure, she does the unimaginable…

I thought Delirium had a fascinating story line. I grabbed me from the very beginning and it entwined me into the world where love was considered dangerous and deadly. I absolutely loved how Lauren Oliver showed me this dystopian world and introduced me to some really interesting characters. I liked Lena’s character and how she changed so much during the book. Every chapter held new secrets. I couldn’t wait to read what happened next and what Lena would do. Although the story line was really attention grabbing, I found some parts a bit slow. But overall I loved how this new society functioned and I really loved when Lena was doing her first evaluation towards the start of the book. I was constantly trying to imagine what the world would be like if love really was considered a disease. If I were born into that world, would I take the cure? This book was really thought provoking and I loved every twist in the plot. I would give Delirium by Lauren Oliver a score of 8.5 out of 10.

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