March 3, 2013

Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #1)

  • Book Title: Delirium
  • Author: Lauren Oliver
  • My Rating: 5/5 Stars
  • Format: Paperback
The first time I heard about this book was when I was browsing Barnes & Noble's Teen section on their website. I clicked on it simply because I was drawn to the cover. After reading the synopsis, I knew I had to get it. Seeing that this book involved both romance and a dystopian world really captured my attention, considering I absolutely LOVE both genres. I also watched a few reviews on YouTube for Delirium, and just about everyone was raving about this book.
I remember when I first started reading Delirium, I thought it was kind of slow; however, it does pick up after a couple of chapters. Delirium is about this dystopian world where everyone believes that love is a "disease" and you can be cured of this "disease" when you are old enough. The concept of this story is just extremely interesting to me. I mean, who would ever think that love was a bad thing? At least, I wouldn't.
The characters in this book are very well developed and I love how they change throughout the book. Every bit of this book is interesting and definitely keeps you reading. The entire book is very captivating and makes you want to stay up all night just so you can see what's going to happen next.
There are some mixed reviews about this book, but I enjoyed it a lot. If you are into dystopian or romance novels, I highly recommend Delirium because it contains both and Lauren Oliver puts them together beautifully. I will say one thing should really prepare yourself for the ending of this book because you will want the next book immediately! Major cliffhanger!
Anyway, I gave this book 5/5 stars because I loved the concept of the story and I thought the characters were wonderfully developed, as was the story. Romance and dystopia put together is pure bliss.
Favorite quote: "He who leaps for the sky may fall, it's true. But he may also fly."
Do I recommend this book? Yes, especially if you are a fan of dystopia or romance. This is such a wonderful book.