Monday, July 20, 2015

"Delirium" by Lauren Oliver



DELIRIUM BY LAUREN OLIVER

SERIES: Delirium #1
PUBLISHER: Hodder
GENRE: Dystopian
SOURCE: Purchased
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

SUMMARY
They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I've always believed 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 suffocated by a lie.
There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it. Then, at last, they found the cure.

MY REVIEW

I don't know why I waited so long to read this book, honestly, I bought it a few years ago after a salesman—who knew his job, and to whom I am very grateful—suggested it to me. I took my time, sure, but I was still rewarded with a strong, captivating and unique story!

Can you possibly imagine living in a world without love? It wouldn't be living at all, would be? Choosing not to feel and being impassible to everything just so you won't get hurt or driven crazy by any act of love surely can't be a better option than taking the risk. We're not talking simply about lovers, but a love of a mother, a relative, a friend, someone you can have any kind of relationship with. Yes, we get heartbroken and sad a lot in our lives, but we also have moments of happiness that are worth one thousand times over. Reading about Lena and her questioning everything she has been told and taught about was touching, and her encounter with Alex and their relationship development was beautiful but boy, if emotional...

Lauren Oliver writes about a delicate subject in this book and she does it with great writing skills and a passion that draws the reader into the story from beginning to end. You will be left agape and with the urge to go grab the second instalment.

RATING: 4/5

10 comments:

  1. Such an interesting concept, glad to see it was good! :D

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  2. I loved this trilogy. Your cover is lovely. Oliver's writing allows you to slip into the story

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  3. That's a different cover than I've seen. But I've heard very good things about the series. Well, at least all the books are out for you. ;)

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  4. Oh yes I heard so many great things about this book over the years but I confess that I haven't tried a book by the author yet. One day I'll definitely do that!

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  5. I've had this on my kindle for years, Silvia! Maybe it's time for me to actually read it as well? It sounds like a great story, and living without feelings would definitely be like watching life passing by, I think. Great review :)

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  6. It was quite interesting and totally hooked me!

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  7. I completely agree about Oliver's writing, Kimberly. I haven't read the other instalments yet, but since how this one ended I definitely want to!

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  8. This is the UK version and yes, thankfully all the books are out! ;)

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  9. I've always heard great things as well and now I can tell you this story is really captivating and heartbreaking . . . Definitely worth a shot!

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  10. You should really go for it, Lexxie! I can't believe I waited so long to read it, I wish I had done so years ago . . .

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