Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Book Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

by Lauren Oliver

Series: Delirium #1
Genre: Dystopian, YA, romance
Editions available: Hardback, paperback, special edition, ebook,
Kindle, special Kindle, audio CD, international
Source: own

Summary (Goodreads):

THEY SAY that the cure for Love
will make me happy and safe
And I've always believe them.
Until now.

Now everything has changed.
Now, I'd rather be infected
with love for the tiniest
sliver of a second than
live a hundred years
smothered by a lie.


My Thoughts:

Another dystopian tale, about a world where love is considered as a disease. It is forbidden and being treated before people got 'infected'.

Lena is the kind of girl who is obedient. She never break government rules and willing to be get cured. Then one day, weeks before her procedure, she fell in love. She learned how to lie, sneak and most of all: break rules. But no secret will remain hidden.

Lauren Oliver was proving a point in a creative way in this book series. Love, as forbidden and treated like a disease, was hard to resist. It is the most natural wonderful thing humans have. Love is also worth fighting for--even if your whole world--the world you thought was right--is against it.

Delirium was told in Lena's point of view, and the way the tale was being told, you'd know what kind of person she is. There are, honestly for me, dull parts and a lot of reminiscing--that made it looked like slow-paced story. I also noticed the repeated words like, run, run run. Think. Think. Think. that I feel like I am reading a poem. And poems in a dystopian novels reminds me of Matched. And then I started to realize that Delirium has somehow similarity with Matched.

But overall, it is a good read and I liked it. I'm hoping to read some with action scenes with Lauren Oliver one day, though.


Dystopian, YA, romance readers. If you don't like/can't stand slow-paced books, then this is not for you. 

Check out my review for Pandemonium (Delirium #2).


  1. A very different perspective. Love is Disease... Never thought of that!!

  2. Good review. This book is one of my favorites; the rest of the series not so much.


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