Delirium is a book that had me from the first chapter. The dystopian theme has been a favorite of mine and this does not disappoint! Lena is a great heroine who continues to grow throughout the novel. She is a law abiding citizen and yet in her mind she has thoughts that even scare herself. She feels so suffocated by her past that she can’t wait for her future of meloncholy until she meets Alex. Alex is a loveable character who has just the right amount of romance, heroism, and rebellion.
The only lacking in the book is the government. I’m hoping the next book in the series touches more on why the world outlawed love. There is some reasoning that is told creativley through quotes from books from Lena’s school and yet I never felt the connection.
Author: Lauren Oliver
Format: eBook, Hardcover
Page #’s: 305
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: February 2011
**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.