Review- Delirium

Delirium (Delirium, #1)
Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Rating: 4 stars
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.

So I noticed that there are several reviews here that list this book in the 1 or 2 Star category and I cannot understand how and I have no idea why!
This book is written extremely well. There are parts that are written like poetry, its rather beautiful sometimes! Especially the
little epigraphs at the beginning of each Chapter!!
The Plot was great! Though, its true that there are a lot of dystopian novels out there right now, this one was different-ish. The world has come to believe that LOVE is a disease and “cure” it at the ripe age of 18. After the cure, you no longer feel love or pain. Its safety, they say.
And then you meet our main character, Lena, who is terrified of the disease called love, because her mother had it. She loved not only her, but also her father, and eventually committed suicide because of it. That is, until she meets Alex and starts having feelings that are forbidden.
So interesting and sad to live in a world without love.
Anyways… I loved the characters. Lena is so well written and believable. Im sure this is exactly how a 17 year old would think and act and feel if in this situation! And Alex, was great.
I do wish that I felt that it was more LOVE between Alex and Lena, not just young infatuation… but overall I was not terribly upset with the romance. I just wish it had been more.
Overall, it was a great book, I haven’t read the second, though im about to start it, and it BETTER make the ending of this one ok, or I will never read another book by this author. Cliffhangers are ok… bad endings are not.
I want a happy ending! Even in dystopians!


  1. Great review :) I am reading this one now and I am really liking it!!

  2. Um, good luck reading Pandemonium... I loved it but not as much as Delirium. The ending though.. WOW! I was heartbroken and excited all at once, but it was just as shocking as Delirium. I look forward to Requiem and all the love it has to bring.

  3. I was impressed with this book too. I thought it was smart and thought provoking and heartfelt. I liked Pandemonium until I got to the end, when an event happens which...honestly, I saw it coming but hoped the author wouldn't go there. I hoped she'd do better then that. But certain things sell...

  4. Great review! I've heard some many great things about this book but I still haven't read it. This book sounds like a really great read!

  5. Hey there! First of all thank you so much for reading and commenting on my review - it always makes me so happy when people utter their opinions on the books I read, too :) And I felt the exact same way about Lena - she was a real 17 year old girl, thinking and doing exactly how I would have thought and acted! I haven't read Pandemonium yet, but it's on my shelf and I'll definitely get to it!!!


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