2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

REVIEW for Delirium

The wonderful people at HarperCollins Canada sent me a beautifully finished copy of this book!

TITLE:                    Delirium

AUTHOR:               Lauren Oliver

GENRE:                  YA

RATING:                 4 Stars

I read Lauren Oliver's previous book and enjoyed it (I was surprised, because this is not usually my type of book) so when I received Delirium, I was thrilled.

The pull for me, with this book, was the utterly fascinating premise - "love has been declared a dangerous disease" and in order to survive, you need to get a procedure called "the cure".  Our main character, Lena has always believed that this way of life was the right one for her, but as so often happens, monkeywrenches are thrown into the mix and things are no longer as easy as they once seemed.  Particularly if you mix in romance and love.

In fact, Delirium is interesting because it gives us the opportunity of exploring what life would be if we did not have the issues and heartache of love.  If life and who with spend the rest of it with was predictable and all done in a very logical manner.

Having had my share of heartaches, I have myself wondered about this myself.  Except that in Delirium, "true" love finds its way into an ordained world - ready to set it and its characters on its ear.

For me, the morale is that no matter what world you live in, no matter how you plan things out, in the end, destiny will win out each and every time.

As for the book, I loved, loved the storyline.  I find that, at times, Oliver tends to put too much in her prose - making me to skip a few sentences, but in the end, the storyline is compelling enough to keep me engaged and very interested.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I've got both of Oliver's books here and need to make time to read them! Everyone seems to love them.

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