Thursday, July 5, 2012

Review: Delirium By: Lauren Oliver

Delirium (Delirium, #1)Delirium by Lauren Oliver
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I bought into the hype of this alternate time novel. A story of a society in fear of the plague of love. Enter procedures to remove the section of the brain that causes this sickness and the removal of such a problem. The testing of those to undergo the procedure must be of age and will therefor find their mate by the results. It is on such an occasion that Lena Haloway finds a new thought, a new belief that envelops her and takes her on the adventure of love.

Written in first person, the reader can experience the mind, emotion, and observation from Lena - with her friendship with Hana, her memories of her mother, her fear of stepping outside the boundaries of society, her love for Alex, and her strength to listen to her inner voice allowing an escape into the "wilds".

Although an interesting concept for a storyline, I found reading the story the opposite - it was often tedious, the development slow and sometimes painful. There is a cliffhanger at the end, but I have no want to continue.

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