Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I LOVED this book. I read Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and wasn't expecting much from this series. I loved every minute of this book and can not wait to start the sequel. With so many series in the library I often don't finish a series or rush to get to the next one. I am torn if I should read Pandemonium right now, or wait until the third and final book in the series is released next year. I thought this book was similar to Matched by Ally Condie and Divergent by Veronica Roth. If you are a fan of the dystopian thrillers you will enjoy this one.
Lena Haloway is content in her safe, government-managed society. She feels (mostly) relaxed about the future in which her husband and career will be decided, and looks forward to turning 18, when she’ll be cured of deliria, a.k.a. love. She tries not to think about her mother’s suicide (her last words to Lena were a forbidden “I love you”) or the supposed “Invalid” community made up of the uncured just beyond her Portland, Maine, border. There’s no real point—she believes her government knows how to best protect its people, and should do so at any cost. But 95 days before her cure, Lena meets Alex, a confident and mysterious young man who makes her heart flutter and her skin turn red-hot. As their romance blossoms, Lena begins to doubt the intentions of those in power, and fears that her world will turn gray should she submit to the procedure. In this powerful and beautifully written novel, Lauren Oliver, the bestselling author of Before I Fall, throws readers into a tightly controlled society where options don’t exist, and shows not only the lengths one will go for a chance at freedom, but also the true meaning of sacrifice

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