by Lauren Oliver
Publication Date: February 1st, 2011
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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. (Goodreads)
In the beginning of the book we meet Lena, who is a very headstrong young lady. Life definitely has not been easy for Lena. She has believed all her life that love is something to be terrified of, and that it can kill you if you are not cured. I found Lena to be a very strong character, and I loved that she stuck to her beliefs for so long. Even when she starts to see things differently, she still clings to that belief. I love a character that doesn’t give in just after a little persuasion. Of course, things start to change once she meet’s and eventually falls in love with Alex.
Oh Alex... I have to say, I love, love, love Alex. His character is one that I have thought about long after finishing the book. He definitely stands out to me for some reason, and I seriously cannot stop thinking about him. I adore him, and his relationship with Lena. I love how he shows Lena the truth of how things really are. They are seriously perfect together.
Delirium is a very well paced book. While I wanted to get through it as quickly as possible just to see what was going to happen next, I also wanted to savor every single bit of it. The plot is very creative, and it definitely makes you think. I cannot imagine living in a world where you cannot feel love. That would be just horrible.
Overall, this is definitely one of my favorite reads, and I can’t believe I waited so long to read it! Lauren Oliver is an amazing author, and I can’t wait to read more from her!
** All reviews posted are my own personal opinion. Please do not let my opinion stop you from reading, or not reading and book you may very well enjoy!