Author: Lauren Oliver
Release Date: February 1, 2011
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.
Wow...that's the first thing that comes to mind, right now as i'm thinking of more to say. Lauren Oliver in my opinion is one of the best young adult authors that knows how to make you feel something for characters and their situations and just the whole plot in general. She makes you think and wonder about life, love, and death. What if the government was trying to cure the world from love. What would the world be like if everyone just walked around not caring about others, never having fun or laughing too much because if you did the government would come and take you away and put you in a psycho ward, beat you to death, or even worse they try to "cure" you of it all, from not loving EVER. Once I was done reading, which was 20 minutes ago, on my kindle, I was like when and why hasn't the next book come out yet?!!(which comes out in 2012, called Pandemonium). It was that amazing. I've never been so in love with a book since..forever really. I love it so much I'm going to buy the book when it comes out even though I have it as an arc. The characters were so realistic and lovable you felt everything they felt, every pain, happiness, and sadness. The plot was fantastic, but also torturing once it ended, especially when it kind of ended with a cliff hanger. This book isn't about folowing your heart or doing what's right, but to love and not be afraid of it and to feel alive everyday and all day. Here are a couple of quotes from the book that I loved or touched me in some way:
"The past is nothing, but a weight. It will build inside of you like a stone." (Delirium)- Lauren Oliver
" Love, the deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it, and when you don't." (Delirium)- Lauren Oliver
" I love you. Remember. They cannot take it." (Delirium)-Lauren Oliver