Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mini-Review: Delirium the Special Edition





Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Delirium trilogy
Genre: Dystopia, YA
Pages: 441 (Kindle for iPad)
Source: Bought
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Quote:
“You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to come to earth. People who love in a world without walls, people who love into hate, into refusal, against hope, and without fear. I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.”
Quick-Thoughts: Love. Eloquent. Sweet.
Delirium is a sweet story that starts a bit slow but by the end it will have you sitting on the edge of your seat with your heart pounding.  Here we find Lena who is months away from the procedure that will cure her of the disease that has been identified as love.  Surprisingly, Lena believes in the society, and although she has fears of pain or of something going wrong, she looks forward to getting the cure.  I found this a bit unexpected, but it is one of the things that allowed me to disappear in the story.  The world-building is thorough while leaving much to explore in future reads.  I wouldn't call the ending a cliff-hanger because there seems to be a clear resolution of sorts though it broke my heart a little bit.  I will be looking forward to Pandemonium.  Read this if you are interested in a sweet romance and a very interesting take on love.


This book satisfies the Dystopia 2012 Challenge & the Eclectic Reader Challenge


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34 comments:

  1. Dar(Peeking Between the Pages)January 26, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Love your thoughts on this one Akexis. I've had it on my shelf for ages and I really should pick it up one of these days.

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  2. Not so sure about the sound of this one. I might have to get it from the library rather than buy it.

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  3. Yay! I so agree. I hope it isn't transitional either. I want more information.

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  4. Girl - have faith! That was a CLIFFHANGER! ;)

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  5. LOL. Disqus trouble much? Suddenly my replies are everywhere. ;)

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  6. Oh. :'( *sob!*

    (I tried to reply up there ^ but it wouldn't let me...)

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  7. Oh. :'( *sob!*

    (It wouldn't let me 'reply' to you so I'm trying to 'reply' to myself...)

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  8. I remember I read this last year, or maybe it was the year before?
    I don't know, the only think I remember was that the ending was a bit shocking, LOL
    I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. Oh I really enjoyed this one. I first read it on Netgalley and then I re-read my own copy.. I've also read Pandemonium and honestly I liked it just as much I think. Lauren Oliver definitely knows how to put her readers through the emotional wringer.

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  10. I understand. Though the book describes love as the disease, it is really about how all strong emotions are thought to be bad. It really made me think.

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  11. Lol. Well I'm glad I waited as long as I did. Because Pandemonium is just around the corner.

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  12. I didn't feel like it. But maybe I say that because I had the next couple chapter of Pandemonium in my version. Hmmm...I'll have to go back and look.

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  13. Awesome is the word :D I hope hope hope! that book 2 will be as good *scared*

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  14. I know Pandemonium is on EVERYONE's wishlist - but I have yet to read Delirium... I guess I need to get on it! Thanks for the great review - I'm glad to hear that the ending isn't 'really' a Cliffhanger!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

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  15. Dar(Peeking Between the Pages)January 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Love your thoughts on this one Akexis. I've had it on my shelf for ages and I really should pick it up one of these days.

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  16. Sounds like a good dystopia novel to get lost in. I've read other good reviews about this one so I'm glad that you liked it as well. I'll have to add this to the list when I'm looking for some new and interesting dystopia books.

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  17. I was on the fence about this book when I first started it, but I really like it! I'm looking forward to Pandemonium, too!

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  18. wall-to-wall booksJanuary 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    I have had this on my nook forever and have just never read it! I really have to get to it!
    Great review.

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  19. I hadn't heard about a movie but I never know those things anyway. I'm not sure what I think about this book as a movie.

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  20. I must be wrong about the cliff hanger then. I think it is because I read a couple of chapters of Pandemonium. I'm glad pandemonium doesn't disappoint.

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  21. This was such a great book--I really enjoyed the writing and the characters. Since I read it last year, I don't really remember the ending (I'll have to reread at least part of it before picking up Pandemonium) but I do kind of remember a cliffhanger. Still, I hear Pandemonium is worth the wait.

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  22. I am ready for Pandemonium too. I hear that a movie is in the works as well.

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  23. No problem. It does it to me as well. So glad I can now switch back to blogger comments.

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  24. Nope. I just checked. I don't usually read those, though, when they are included. I like to wait until I have the whole thing.

    Sorry I exploded your post with comments. It kept telling me "server error" and nothing was showing up. :)

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  25. Oh that's good to hear that it is good as well. I won't rush to read Pandemonium because I hate waiting forever for something else to come out. But I will definitely read it.

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  26. I take it that your version didn't have that. Hm....

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  27. Not sure if I'd be a good match for this one, but I enjoyed reading your thoughts on it. If I'm looking for something for this challenge with a strong romance theme, I'll definitely keep it in mind, though: never know with one's reading mood, which can change so quickly!

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    1. If I come across one with a strong romance theme, I'll let you know. I'm quite behind in this challenge so I haven't read many yet.

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