Jun 13, 2011

Book Review: Delerium by Lauren Oliver


Book Summary Via Goodreads
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 governments 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.
Book Title: Delirium (Delirium #1)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: Romance.Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
My Rating: ★★★☆☆


"Love is the most powerful force in the world. That love can do anything." - Jonathan Christopher Lightwood

Imagine a world where love cannot exist or better yet it is considered a sickness... it the thought is kinda absurd but in Lena's world such thing exist, at the age of 18, each ad every people in their society is subjected for the cure, a cure is more like taking away your feelings towards love, thus making your emotions dormant so you won't experience Deliria Nervosa or in my point of view, delria is more like the scientific term for being Madly in love along with the process of being cured is also finding your Match through series of test that you are required to undergo.

this is my second novel from Lauren Oliver, i did enjoy reading before I fall. but this one i didn't enjoy as much. haa! when i first started reading this and reading the concept of the book, I was like "OMG! they found a cure for LOVE! OH MY GOD!" i don't know but the thought of finding the cure for love is like completely ridiculous to me, i just think that love is really, really IMPOSSIBLE to defy! i would have accept it if they found a cure for cancer but NO! they found a cure for love. ay-yay-yay! i know love can make you go crazy and everything but gosh! i mean come on! people can't die out of love! it's more of their choice if they don't wanna move on. (my,my i'm I incredulous of the thought or what?)

another thing  that I'm ranting about this book is that it's not really a dystopian novel, not a single thing is futuristic here, just maybe for finding the cure but the setting is nothing dystopian, everything is so chick lit-ish and paranormal romance-ish and Lena and Alex just fall in love with like a snap of fingers like one blink and then BAM! they're in love.

on the bright side i did like  Lena's character progression in the book, at first we get to  see her as this very nice, goody good girl who doesn't know how to take risks but as you read on you will be really impressed on how Lena goes to the wild side, and i just think that such character progression is really impressive cause we get to see the character gets to change within the book, cause some characters takes several book installments before you see some change in them, another thing is the ending. the ending made my heart rate just sky rockted to 10 times , WOW! the ending is just so darn dramtic.

here's my thoughts while reading the book

1st half: meh. 2 stars.
2nd Half: still 2 stars (so certain and sure)
Ending: Dang!!!! gosh! Oh MY GOSH! OK another star! gee! gosh! OH MY!

haha! still i never thought the book will end like that, i was taken off guard so i add an additional star for my supposedly rating. hihi *evil grin* I'll read the next one for sure. 



  1. Sorry that you really didn't enjoy this one. I agree, I did like how Lena's character progressed throughout the story. And that ending!!!!

  2. yah! the ending made me want to read the next book. :)


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