by Lauren Oliver
Genre: Dystopia, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Publication: February 2011
Format: Paperback, 441 pages
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This book has been sitting on my shelf for quite some times. I wanted to read Delirium for its positive reviews and beautiful cover (although my sister finds it a bit creepy). But I was hesitant to read the book because of the thickness. I was worried that I wouldn’t like it so much and I would be tortured to finish the book. I’m glad that I didn’t feel that way. Haha.
In Delirium, love is considered as a disease. The heroine, Lena was supposed to go through an assessment before a procedure to cure her from deliria disease. But days before her procedure, Lena met Alex and she fell in love.
Delirium pace was a little bit slow to my liking. I had a hard time getting into the book at the beginning where we were introduced to the disease. I just couldn’t grasp the idea where love is considered as a terrible disease. Really? But I started to like the book a little more towards the end. Like any of the readers, I liked Hana more than Lena. Hana sounded much stronger than Lena. I liked her personality. But after a while, I began to like Lena a little more bit when she grew up and decided to fight back. But then, the story ended with a cliffhanger…
Overall, Delirium was quite a nice book on forbidden love. I do think that Lauren Oliver’s writing is beautiful. Even though I didn’t really like how Lauren Oliver ended the book with a cliffhanger, I had a feeling that the next book, Pandemonium would be much better than Delirium. I’m looking forward to read the continuation.