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Friday, August 31, 2012

Book Review: Delirium

I read a lot of books - mostly the band wagon books, but I also have other book obsessions that I don't talk about much. Like the Kennedys. Since elementary school, I have been sucked into the world of the Kennedys. I have one on my nightstand right now called Brothers. I've read so many books about them I couldn't even list them all for you. I digress...
 
The most recent book I read was delirium by Lauren Oliver. I started and finished this book in the same day. It was an interesting, but easy read. It's a trilogy and sort of Hunger Games-esque. I wouldn't say sci-fi, but it is set in a futuristic world where people are trying to cure the modern day American problems - In this case the problem is love and the delirium brought on by being in love. It's not an overly done love story though because you know I hate those. It was recommended to me several months ago by a blog friend and I bought it but never got around to reading it - because HG books got in the way! The book ended with a bit of a twist, but I don't want to ruin it for you. I'm very curious to see how they work it out in book 2 - pandemonium. I will definitely be picking that up and reading it this weekend. Book 3 - requiem doesn't come out until Spring 2013.

Here's the summary from goodreads:
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 government 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.
 
I would definitely recommend this book if you were into the style of Hunger Games. It was better than I thought it would be after reading the summery. Another one also recommended to me if you're into this style is Divergent, which I have not read yet but I've seen it around everywhere. Who has read that one? Tell me about it!
 
It's supposed to be a little bit rainy here this weekend so I will probably spend a lot of time reading. Tell me what I should read next!
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11 comments:

Kim @ wanderlustee.com said...

i have this one on my "to-read" list.

i have read divergent also, and i LOVED it! the next one is out in the trilogy as well.

i also really like the mortal instruments series (which they're making into a movie).

callie ;) said...

i read divergent (and its sequel, insurgent), and i really liked them. they're not as good as hunger games in my opinion, but they're still fun to read! i would recommend them if you like this type of book. :)

Whitney Leigh said...

oooh that sounds good!!!

Lauran {The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA} said...

Gonna have to add this to the list! However, I may need a break from the HG esque style! Im currently in the 2nd book and I am so emotionally battered Im not sure what to do! hahaha!

Amy Lynn said...

I am definitely adding this to my "to read" list! New follower. =)

lil desiqua said...

Oooh this one sounds interesting! I really liked Hunger Games, but haven't read Divergent yet. I like that it's not super sappy like u said!

tara said...

i can't wait to read this book! i've been on a waiting list at the library for it for a while!

JJ said...

I love books about the Kennedy's. I have a weird obsession with them. Have you read the from Mimi Alford about her affair with JFK. That book was an interesting read.

Anywho-I'll have to add this one to the list.

Johlet said...

I love reading too! I'm curious about those 50 Shades of grey books.

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Taylor said...

Have you read any of Diana Gabaldon books? She has a series...the first one is Outlander. Her books are super long and small print, but I've loved every single one. I think I've read the first 4 books in her series. I've decided to re-read the first books because I think I read them back in 2006ish and would like to get re-acquainted.

Ashlee @ Life's Little Lovelies said...

I'm still hung up on Hunger Games, so I'm definitely going to put this on my list to read! Thanks for sharing!