Review: Delirium – Lauren Oliver

Series: Delirium 1
Genre: YA, dystopia
Pages: 441
Published: 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.

My thoughts:
I had heard the hype, I was curious, and I am happy to say that for me it totally lived up to what I had heard. This book was great.
Sure it made me wonder a few times. Since you can’t love any more  you live in a grey bubble. Then how can marriages work, should it not make people not care if they remember to make food for the other one. And if the other person looks like a swampmonster then how can they even have sex? Since sex is not fun any more either and it’s not like people want babies since they do not really care at all. Would it not be better if they just went to a doctor instead of being intimate. Because that would make more sense in a world where love and passion is illegal. You do not love your spouse that the government chooses for you, you do not love your children or particularly want them. The government tells you how many you should have. Anyway that was mostly what I wondered about.
This was then the horrible world Lena lived in. It was all so normal and grey. She waited for the cure and wanted it. Love was a disease, again here I wondered, not all have the “Love symptoms”, people can sure function and still be in love. Anyway, yes I when really like a book I always question it. The world was perfect in its silent horror. Mothers did not care to hug they children if they fell. Because that was bad. How anyone could grow up in that world beats me. But that is what made it so good, it all seemed to make sense. Yes love can do horrible things, and can lead to violence and now the world was better. But not really as Lena slowly finds out when she falls in love. The world and lives are gray, lifeless and boring, but love is not something you should live without. It makes you feel alive. Of course the people in this book do not see it like that.
Great world and a sad love story about two people falling in love in a world where that could get you killed.
The ending then, I am just going to leave you with a omg! 
This book was amazing. I read it fast and I could not get enough. Freaky dystopia worlds are the best to read about. And now I really want book 2 and I will sure be buying it when it comes out.Of course I recommend it.
Big thanks to Janicu for sending me it 😀
I am telling you, read it.

39 thoughts on “Review: Delirium – Lauren Oliver

  1. Misha says:

    I am really glad to read your review! Initially I was very excited about the book when it released, but after reading a very negative review of the book, I was no longer interested. Reading your thoughts makes me want to read Delirium. I cannot even think of a world where love is considered a disease! :O

  2. Ladybug says:

    I've been pestering you on Goodreads about this but I'll say it again; I'm so glad liked it 😀 This is so far one of my favorite books this year.And YAAAY for Janicu for sending it to you 🙂

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    @VivienneI sure did :D@MelThen you certainly must pick it up. So good!@MishaIt was horrible, I mean your parents doesn't even love you.It's more that they tolerate you being there. What a world. But then it was that which made it a great dystopia book@ladybugIt will be one of my fav books this year too 😀 Since I do not read much YA then perhaps the best YA this year

  4. Jenny says:

    Yay! So glad you enjoyed this one:) I was hesitant to read it as well since there was so much hype and I didn't want to be disappointed, but once i read it I realized I shouldn't have worried. I loved it:)

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    @NiseI was the same. I could not and did not want to put this book down@JennyI am always so scared of the hype cos I have been disappointed more than once. But like you I started it and realized that I would not get disappointed@LindaI hope you enjoy it too!

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    @MichelleOmg the end. I just sat there dumbstruck and did not know what to do. And then I cursed myself for not waiting to read until book 2 was out. I need to know@VVI love freaky dystopia@AmusedI sure love when they do that, so I can gladly recommend the book@AurianToo bad cos it's good 😉 But then dystopia is not for everyone

  7. Blodeuedd says:

    @AnaI hope you like it, even if I am sure you would perhaps think about those same things as I did. It did make me question things but then the best books makes me do just that ;)@AudraI was relieved cos I sure hate being disappointed by a book@JennyYou must read it! I tell you, it's awesome@£ChrisThey can't all rock 😦

  8. Missie says:

    swampmonster? LOL You always make me laugh. Yeah, I would say that there seems to be a lot of plot holes if people are still able to function without emotion. how do you do that?But it is a good sign if you still enjoyed it.

  9. StephanieD says:

    I agree about the cover – very forgettable. I have a great amount of disbelief over the dearth of love in human society. It just doesn't seem probable to me – for love and affection is a basic human need. However, the fact that you enjoyed the book very much urges me to pick it up.

  10. naida says:

    Glad you liked it. I've heard only good things!'a world where love and passion is illegal'<-what a shame if that were true!

  11. Blodeuedd says:

    @MissieI never really question books, I just go along for the ride. But for some reason if I really like it I start to question things..weird..anyway it was still freaking amazing!@ElysiumI know the feeling very well. Me and YA, it's a troublesome relationship@StephIt does seem like religion had much to do about it too, religion and science together. And it did end violence..well sort of

  12. Blodeuedd says:

    @NaidaYou could not even hug your cat without being punished 😦 But of course with the cure you would not want to@melissaForgot! 😉 Hihi *inserts evil laugh* Oh you know it's big then@MelissaActually caring is not allowed and doesn't exist either. Lena has a sister that forgets to visit cos she does not feel a need for it. Horrible world

  13. Blodeuedd says:

    @teddyThat ending! I am just…wow, I really need the next book@DCI do hope you read it cos it's great@Staciyes yes 😀 read it! Lol@MelissaI am so glad I liked it 😀 It was just amazing and I do love Lauren's writing

  14. Simcha says:

    This book does sound interesting and I always enjoy a good dystopia but I think all the questions that you ask would probably drive me crazy as well. Many of these books leave too much unexplained for the dystopian world to really make sense.

  15. Blodeuedd says:

    @SimchaThey will sure always make me question things, but still I always fall for them :)@BermudaThey had some crazy ideas for sure@CarrieYou really have to try it

  16. says:

    This is a good example of how a cover can make or break a book and how awesome bloggers who review books are important and helpful. I saw the cover of this book and almost, I did say ALMOST, skipped over this review to go to the next. You know I'm trying to catch up so sometimes I'll just look at covers and read the title and if it doesn't catch my eyes I'll move on to the next one…well I'm very happy I saw that you had placed this as a must read. So I read your review, it sounds amazing, and it is now on my Goodreads TBR list! 😀 Thanks for the awesome review lady. 🙂

  17. Blodeuedd says:

    @DarleneYou really should try it :)@deannaI know about that. Many times I have skipped over books cos the covers have been ugly or bleh, and then later I have heard people rave about it. I am horrible 😉

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