There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN13 here.In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable lThere is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN13 here.In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life She watched love destroy her mother and isn t about to make the same mistake.But with ninety five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the Wilds who lives under the government s radar What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love
Delirium There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN here In an alternate United States love has been declared a dangerous disease and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a pr
Around page 30 ish there is a line in the book that I really could not get past and I nearly put the book down because of it His eyes are literally dancing with light, burning as though on fire This is what I pictured I am positive that eyeballs literally doing a cha cha with light bulbs is not is not what Oliver meant to portray I am also pretty sure, given the context, that this statement was not intended as hyperbole Now see here, I am normally not a grammar stickler, but this lapse in judgme [...]
It is clear, the new genre of dystopian romance is here to stay Apparently, paranormal romance formula I can t be with you cause I might kill you is getting old, so now we will be bombarded with trilogies showcasing new formula I can t be with you cause this bad dystopian world is tearing us apart Ugh And why did Lauren Oliver decide to dabble in this genre instead of sticking to what she knows best I am trying to be nice here, but Oliver has no talent for speculative fiction I worry about this [...]
I have said this before and I ll say it again I have no prob lem with an implau si ble story vehi cle As long as the ride is good and it relates a moral or philo soph i cal value.But where the line is drawn is when the world isn t con sis tent and in the con fines of that world, things don t make sense.That s my limit That s when I start get ting frus trated and annoyed And it s not because an author tried some thing new, okay Lau ren Oliver is AMAZING She is a great author who is eru dite and v [...]
December 2011 review I adored Delirium when I first read and reviewed it, which was back in February I had limited experience with dystopia, only having read Matched, The Hunger Games, and Uglies, but Delirium made it one of favourite genres I ve come across many young dystopian novels since then, and having re read Delirium, I can safely say that it is still one of my favourites and one of the best books I ve read this year.Although Delirium is a dystopian novel, it is first and foremost a love [...]
There are some books written that touch you deeply Stories that work their way stealthily into your heart, and imbeds itself securely there, and refusing to disperse, leaving you utterly breathless and completely captivated with wondrous awe Delirium did this for me There are not many books that can speak to you the way Delirium does Books that tug at your heartstrings, and make you believe in the impossible Books that can express what love really is an all consuming, brilliantly captivating, wr [...]
2 5Dystopian fiction, particularly the young adult kind, is plummeting downhill at 100 mile an hour.
2.5 3 I hate skin I hate bones and bodies I want to curl up inside of him and be carried there forever Earlier this year, I fell in love with Lauren Oliver s debut, Before I Fall So understandably, I was very excited to hear about her next book, Delirium A dystopian world where love is a disease, written by the clearly very talented Oliver Yeah, I can get behind that I settled in to wait the long, cruel months until the February release date, when I got a surprise package in the mail from the Po [...]
Before I begin, let me start by warning anyone who has placed this book on their To Read Shelf Do not plan on accomplishing anything productive for approximately 24 hours after starting the book You have been warned And for anyone who did not read this warning in time, you are than welcome to join my sleep deprived sob fest If only I knew what I was getting myself into when I first picked up the book.For the past sixty four years, love was considered a disease which impaired reason and posed a [...]
Such a good book I loved the whole idea of the world even though I found it depressing It was such a unique concept There were times when I found myself being annoyed with Lena I kept thinking to myself Lena, shut up , but I grew to really like her character towards the end Also what the heck was that ending WHY DID YOU DO THAT LAUREN OLIVER YOU HURT MY HEART Oh and can I get Hana Tate please
This has all the elements of being a very exciting story, but sad to say, it isn t The last fifty pages lift it from a two star, barely, but can t save the entirety of the book.First of all, it s simply too long for what is in here The storyline isn t bad, but it s far too minutely descriptive and all I can think is, well, this is going to be stretched out to fill three books so, of course, it s overly descriptive Something has to fill all those pages Too bad it isn t the story, but street by st [...]
Review was originally published on my blog Through the ChaptersWhat if we had to live in an alternative universe What if this universe would be the same but not exactly equivalent to ours What if it would be illegal to feel anything What if love would be considered as a mortal sin What if we had to spend almost all our lives not as human beings but something in between, since everything that breathes into us humanity would not exist at all What if What if Is it even possible to be deprived of al [...]
So a day before the release of Pandemonium, I finally get around to reading Delirium And after that devastating ending, my relief knows no bounds.I don t know how you all survived the past year without raiding Oliver s home and or holding her publisher at gunpoint for an ARC, but I m so glad I don t have to prove my non existent patience with this one, because frankly, I about died reading that last chapter Honestly, I hated Lena for most of the book She s so damn weak and I couldn t help but th [...]
just read an absurd amount of bullshit can someone send over their local priest i need to be cleansed.
He who leaps for the sky may fall, it s true But he may also fly A girl and a boy in a world where love is a sickness that can be cured.Set in a dystopian Portland, Maine, the novel tells the story of Lena, 17, just before she receives a life altering operation, that will forever take her feelings away.I know I m late Like, really late So many people have already read this and given an overall very good rating.While I love the idea and creativity behing the story, I had some issues reading this [...]
Okay A review or better a hopefully short explanation after reading 104 pages, which in the case of Delirium means, I am still in the middle of the introductory chapters before the real story starts.I do not know what I had expected storywise, when I pre ordered the book There were two factors, that made me do it, though I had been very impressed by the author s courageous debut Before I Fall and the emotions reading it exposed me to And like almost every YA book lover out here I am on the looko [...]
I had heard a lot of wonderful early buzz about Delirium I also heard about the buckets of tears that resulted from reading said book I manned up a little before marking this one as reading now on my Nook I thought I was prepared, you guys.I.Was.Not.Prepared.Delirium is one of those books that makes your eyes second guess what they re reading, because how can anyone write such beautiful, beautiful things It is chock full of phrases that you want to memorize and save for one of those moments when [...]
Let s all gather round and pretend that Lauren Oliver is a surgeon A highly skilled, kick ass champion of a surgeon.Now, let s assume that Delirium is the patient And if these statements are true, then the characters are the amoebas that are aggressively attacking the patient and the plot is the brain tumour that will bring it to its tragic end.Because let s be honest, this book was a bad idea.It would be as if I woke up tomorrow and decided it was a terrific stroke of genius to wear my purple s [...]
A read for The Quarterly Book Club s 2016 Series Reread Challenge I love you Remember They cannot take it Lauren Oliver s Delirium has once again astounded me It is one of my best loved dystopia series since I first read it All the feelings that overwhelmed me before came rushing back, enveloping me in an embrace that reminds me of the beauty of a night sky, captivating with the speckling of stars.Lena Haloway grew up looking forward to the day that she will be cured She believed that undergoing [...]
WOW balled my eyes out I am so depressed ALEX That was extremely intense and it didn t end at all like I expected I need to get away from these depressing books for awhile.Love killed Lena s mom so she wants nothing to do with it She can t wait to get the cure So of course right before her cure she falls in love Alex was so sweet and amazing I loved the time they spent together The ending damn neared killed me The idea that love is a disease was so unique The way they describe it, had you never [...]
FAR OUT Did it really have to end like that Such a clever idea though Really good read but oh myI need a minute.
Yet another example of why I hate dystopia Same old, same old.
I really wanted to love this book Don t get me wrong, it wasn t bad, but it just didn t add up to the hype I thought it would I would say I give it of 3 1 2 stars Delirium is about a girl name Lena who lives in a future where love is considered a disease At 18 everyone under goes surgery to remove the ability to love However, a few months before her surgery and birthday, she meets Alex and falls in love Obviously, this complicates things To be honest, it was difficult to place myself in Lena s [...]
I tried I really did, I loved Before I fall, and this book sounded so great, but I couldn t bring myself to get past the first 100 pages This book is probably good for some people, but I just couldn t bring myself to finish it.
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 smothered by a lie I am afraid I don t possess the vocabulary to accurately describe this book Beautiful, yes, but that does not do it justice I was mesmerized from the beginning This book tugged at my heart and left me breathless The ending left me speechless I cou [...]
5 5 StarsStarting this book I didn t expect to love it as much as I do The concept of love being a disease was just great Really enjoyed the characters and loved their development throughout the book This book makes you wonder what the world be like without love Would it be better or not Lauren Oliver delivered a beautiful and intense story about forbidden love BUT THE ENDING, WHY
Bueno, claramente los di logos no son el fuerte de la autora son pocos aquellos donde logra juntar m s de cuatro palabras El problema es que como el libro est escrito en primera persona, se hace casi imposible profundizar en los dem s personajes aparte de Lena que, adem s, tiene un rollo existencial que te lo encargo Por lo mismo, el grueso de la novela se centra es sus pensamientos y reflexiones, alargando p ginas y p ginas cada escena, aunque sea un breve encuentro Pero como la autora usa un l [...]
2.5 starsLena and Alex, if this is true love you re selling I m afraid that I am just not buying it.And essentially, there lies the heart of Delirium the human capacity to love, in a world where this particular emotion is viewed as a disease and is being clinically excised by the government Our protagonists, an uncured and an invalid respectively, create the crux of the story when they commit the unthinkable, and fall in love The issues that prevented me from wholly enjoying Delirium are twofold [...]
While the dystopian YA craze has been heavily promoted and much talked about this year, it has arguably not met the extremely high expectations placed upon it by publishers and readers Sales have been mixed with only a couple making it into the New York Times bestsellers list Matched by Ally Condie, the recently released Divergent by Veronica Roth and Lauren Oliver s Delirium , the first in a planned trilogy as are the previously mentioned books It s also worth noting that all three books were a [...]
I dreaded this happening DELIRIUM had been built up so much almost a whole year before its publication date that I wondered what I was going to do if I did not like it as much as the majority of other YA readers did But I can t deny that it wasn t the book for me and I ll try to explain whyLIRIUM is an impeccably crafted novel, and Lauren Oliver has a beautiful way with words Still, those do very little for me if I cannot believe and invest in the essentials of the story and world starting with [...]
DNF Shelving this book because I have been told by trustworthy sources this series has probably the worst ending in history I read the first few chapters and was intrigued but not entirely impressed But I am NOT reading three books to be disappointed by a crappy ending NOPE.After curiosity got the best of me, I asked why the ending was so bad I was told, and after hearing it Fuck that D