Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver done by Autum Frailey

By Lauren Oliver
Published February 2011

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.
Okay first of all, WOW! I loved this story. At first I didn’t think that I would be able to get into it, but it definitely took a turn for the best. I really enjoyed the world that Lauren created in Delirium. I never would have imagined a world where love was considered a disease, but she mastered it beautifully. The way she describes the cured and uncureds are incredible. Although I would have to say that I would definitely side with the Invalids in this story. What is life without love? I think that Lena finally figured this out once she got to know Alex and the ending made me extremely sad. Well I guess I would say that the last half of the book made me a little sad, but it also surprised me big time. It is so hard to write this review without spoilers but this is as good as I can get it. :D I cannot wait until the sequel comes out. I will definitely be waiting in line for it!

1 comment:

alice priday said...

i wasnt going to read this review as i havent read the book yet. but im glas i did now i cant wait for it to arrive. thank you autum for not doing spoilers, i love your reviews :)