Delirium by Lauren Oliver Review

In Delirium, by Lauren Oliver love is forbidden.  Not only is it forbidden but if you show any signs of love you could be put to death.  Lena Holway is terrified of catching the disease.  It has been known to run in families and Lena’s own mother was driven mad and committed suicide because of it.  Counting down the days until she can be cured for good, Lena meets Alex, who makes her heart skip a beat.  Finding out the truth about Love and who Alex is, is only the beginning of Lena’s discoveries.

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.

I would recommend this book to anyone.  Exciting story line, great characters, and a little romance!

 

You can read an excerpt here.

 

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Title: Delirium

Author: Lauren Oliver

Format: eBook, Hardcover

Page #’s: 305

ISBN: 978-0-06-172682-8

Publisher: Harper Collins

Release Date: February 2011

Reviewer: Megan

**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.

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