Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Review: "Delirium" by Lauren Oliver

From Goodreads:  Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.
My Thoughts:  I think I am getting bored with the whole dystopian genre.  As much as I love dystopian novelsI  think that after this book, I need to take a break.  Delirium was a good story and I thought that the idea of there being a cure for love to be intriguing.  It was kind of annoying that there was no discussion of how they cured someone of being able to love or how they developed this procedure but hopefully in future books, this will be answered.  I liked the characters well enough but I didn't feel super connected to any of them.  I didn't feel that Lena was the same type of heroine as in other dystopian novels, for example, Katniss or Tris.  Feel free to flame me for this review but I really felt like this book followed a typical dystopian novel formula and that really annoyed me.  It is the first in a series and I will be reading the next one just because I hate not knowing what will happen to the characters.  3 stars. 

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