Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Book Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

An exciting novel based in a dystopian society where love, or amor deliria nervosa, has been declared a dangerous, deadly disease. No worries though; there’s a Cure, forced on individuals by the government when a person turns eighteen.  Not only will you never fall victim to love once this cure is administered, you also will never find yourself the proprietor of hate, terror, delight, or wonder.

Lena Haloway is looking forward to being cured. Her mom got infected, and it destroyed her family. She is determined that the same thing will never happen to her. Counting down to the day of her Cure, Lena could not be more prepared to be an adult. Then, she meets Alex, and before she even realizes it, amor deliria nervosa sets in.

This book is a high energy, thrilling book that not only captures the feeling of a first love, but also the terror of being caught. The stakes are high, the action is fast and gripping, and the characters are wonderfully appealing. I enjoyed this book so much that I bought the next two and binge-read (is that a term?) for two days until I finished the whole trilogy! I couldn’t even sleep last night, because the plot was still running through my head.

Absolutely excellent! The whole storyline was completely enthralling, and I highly recommend the book. Heck, I highly recommend the whole series!


  1. I really enjoyed this series! It focused on a different plot line compared to many of the recent dystopian books. I hope that you read the last two books in the series.

    Personally though, I think that Lauren Oliver's best book to date is Before I Fall. If you haven't read it yet, you definitely should as it's pretty dang thought-provoking. (So much that I actually reviewed it on my blog today coincidentally). Anyway, great post! Definitely check out more of Oliver's books!

    1. Thanks Ryann! I haven't read any of her other books, but I sure plan to. I'm also going to wander over to your blog and check out your review!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation! I've been looking for something new to read.