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kindle ↠ Delirium 442 pages Download Ù Ninety five days and then I’ll be safeI wonder whether the procedure will hurtI want to get it over withIt’s hard to be patientIt’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yetStill I worryThey say that in the old days love drove people to madnT’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yetStill I worryThey say that in December 2011 reviewI adored Delirium when I first read and reviewed it which was back in February I had limited experience with dystopia only having read Matched The Hunger Games and Uglies but Delirium made it one of favourite genres I’ve come across many young dystopian novels since then and having re read Delirium I can safely say that it is still one of my favourites and one of the best books I’ve read this yearAlthough Delirium is a dystopian novel it is first and foremost a love story; it doesn’t pretend to be anything else At eighteen years old citizens of the USA legally must undergo a procedure – a “cure” – that will result in the them being unable to love anyone ever again whether it may be a partner friend or family When Alex enters her life Lena must fight for the right to love whomever she wishesOne of the things that I didn’t mention in my previous review that really struck me about the novel is the writing Lauren Oliver has a talent for using the most beautiful rich language and imagery to capture a moment perfectly When I’m reading novels I try to picture the scenes in my head and sometimes it becomes blurry I try to focus on it but the author hasn’t provided enough detail for me to do so Lauren Oliver is the complete opposite She expertly describes every single scene so that the image in my head comes out crystal clear from the description of the setting to Lena’s emotions “The water is an enormous mirror tipped with and pink and gold from the sky In that single blazing moment as I came around the bend the sun – curved over the dip of the horizon like a solid gold archway – lets out its final winking rays of light shattering the darkness of the water turning everything white for a fraction of a second and then falls away sinking dragging the pink and the red and the purple out of the sky with it all the colour bleeding away instantly and leaving only darkAlex was right It was gorgeous – one of the best I’ve ever seen Another thing I did not pay enough attention to before because I was eagerly rushing trough the story is the small fragments of society – the uotation of official documents rules and regulations children’s songs and poetry which help the reader to mentally construct and imagine the world that Lauren Oliver has created Even though the story mostly focuses on Lena and Alex’s relationship and the things they discover about each other we’re constantly aware that they live in a restrictive and severely controlled society Delirium is a wonderfully emotional heartbreaking love story set in a dystopian future It’s both a gritty and mellow experience If you’ve not yet jumped on to the dystopian bandwagon I’d suggest that reading Delirium is a very good start indeed “Love the deadliest of all deadly things it kills you both when you have it and when you don’t”Original February 2011 reviewThis book has 400 pages and I finished in less than 24 hours That already should tell you how much I loved it I found Delirium to be a mixture of The Hunger Games and Matched The premise of Delirium is that this particular dystopian society sees love or amor deliria nervosa as a disease that needs to be cured by an operation on the brain Lena our protagonist is nearly 18 years old the age reuirement for having the operation and is nervous yet excited about her upcoming “procedure” until she meets Alex Delirium is similar to Matched in that citizens do not have a say in who they spend the rest of their life with The government “Officials” in Matched “Regulators” in Delirium choose who a person is “matched” with and there is no freedom of choice However this particular society goes even further and attempts to ensure that a person will never love again This according to the Regulators will make the world a better place everyone will be happier and safer because love is nothing but destructive I personally found Delirium to be much heartbreaking and emotional than Matched and the storyline took a lot less time to develop The characters' rebellion and resistance to control as with all dystopian novels begins a lot earlier in the novel and this is where the similarities to The Hunger Games begin This is where we witness the brutality and cruelty of those in charge of these future societiesHowever all three novels are fantastic in their own way and Delirium offers yet another uniue look at how a dystopian society could be It made me want to read even dystopian literature and I did not feel like I was reading recycled material I definitely recommend this to people who are already fans of young adult dystopian literature And if you haven’t read it before? Do it You’ll become addicted and emotionally involved in this wonderfully exciting but terrifying genre I cannot wait to read Pandemonium the second novel in the seriestrilogy I’m just sad that I have to wait until 2012 Thank you Hodder for sending me this book to reviewDystopian or Not Dystopian? Dystopian I also reviewed this book over on Pretty Books

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The old days love drove people to madnessThe deadliest of all deadly things It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t Before I begin let me start by warning anyone who has placed this book on their To Read Shelf Do not plan on accomplishing anything productive for approximately 24 hours after starting the book You have been warned And for anyone who did not read this warning in time you are than welcome to join my sleep deprived sob fest If only I knew what I was getting myself into when I first picked up the bookFor the past sixty four years love was considered a disease which impaired reason and posed a threat to society A cure was established to protect United States citizens from the debilitating effects of the illness At the age of 18 each person is reuired to undergo a procedure permanently curing them from the sickness The story follows 18 year old Lena Haloway who grew up in Portland Maine with her aunt and uncle Lena anxiously counts down the days until her procedure anticipating the moment she can join the other cureds with excitement This excitement uickly fades as Lena herself succumbs to the disease becoming hopelessly entangled in a forbidden romanceI have to admire Oliver for the creative spin she placed on American society when establishing this dystopian world She managed to create a plausible universe in which love had been almost completely eradicated I felt a pang of sorrow each time Oliver highlighted the emotionless shell of a community in which parents exhibited no compassion for their children and married couples exchanged no signs of affection for one another Such examples reveal the underlying theme a life without love is not worth livingMore importantly Oliver's writing was flawless She vividly described each scene allowing readers to visualise each event as it occurred Through her writing Oliver also evokes a vast array of emotions from her readers When Lena is enraged readers are fuming When she breaks down crying hysterically readers are right there sobbing along with her Her feelings of love betrayal and loss transcend all boundaries lodging themselves in the hearts of readers around the worldLena's characterization although less than stellar at times does have its perks Above all Lena treasures her family and friends She is terrified at the thought of losing her best friend Hana after her procedure Lena like the rest of society was convinced that love was dangerous and potentially life threatening After experiencing the effects of the disease firsthand she comes to the startling realization that love is harmless Lena was determined to discover the truth no matter how heartbreaking the truth may beOn the other hand Lena is not the epitome of perfection no properly characterized protagonist should be She struggles to move on from her past particularly her mother's suicide Her mother gave up her life for the ones she loved and Lena is than willing to do the same But she continues to visualize her mother leaping from a cliff and slowly falling into the tumultuous waters below a rather freuently mentioned event throughout the book Additionally Lena compares herself to a princess who is waiting for her prince to save her Yes she outright states this comparison and is not ashamed to do so Unfortunately the concept of a damsel in distress does not appeal to the majority of teens in this day and age myself included They would prefer to read about a strong independent female protagonist who does not rely on others to come to her rescue I think we've all outgrown Disney movies at this pointLastly there was the slightly overwhelming ending that left me shaking and speechless My mother was only slightly concerned when she found me sitting on the floor rocking back and forth and suffering from mild shock To avoid giving away the ending let's just say it was unexpected Life changing Devastating Shall I continue or let you form your own opinion? Love the deadliest of all deadly things It kills you both when you have it and when you don't

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DeliriumNinety five days and then I’ll be safeI wonder whether the procedure will hurtI want to get it over withIt’s hard to be patientI It is clear the new genre of dystopian romance is here to stay Apparently paranormal romance formula I can't be with you cause I might kill you is getting old so now we will be bombarded with trilogies showcasing new formula I can't be with you cause this bad dystopian world is tearing us apart Ugh And why did Lauren Oliver decide to dabble in this genre instead of sticking to what she knows best? I am trying to be nice here but Oliver has no talent for speculative fiction I worry about this career choice of hers because as of now she as an author is lost to me for at least 3 years I am not interested in Delirium booksI love dystopias I love how authors take current social and political trends and extrapolate them into future showing to us what can happen if these trends persist The versions of future envisioned by Margaret Atwood built upon conseuences of excessive genetic engineering or Paolo Bacigalupi's upon global warming and exhaustion of natural resources are plausible and horrifying Lauren Oliver's dystopia is based on a premise that love is considered to be a serious life threatening sickness and thus outlawed Outlawing love apparently solves all world problems Now I can buy a world where strong emotions are suppressed see The Giver People in such world would be subdued and docile and thus lack drive for power and violence But love? Really? The characters in this book cured of love still get aggravated annoyed worried They just don't love their spouses and kids And retain almost all other emotionsAnd the horrible conseuences such premise brings about neighborhood patrols segregated by sex schools arranged marriages the horror If according to the author this society is so constrictive why is it so easy for teens to avoid curfews to have parties with alcohol to meet up in abandoned houses for some schmexy times to fake being cured of love to breach supposedly guarded borders? What is written to be scary and menacing in the Delirium's society just isn't As a dystopia this novel fails completely The only aspect of the setting that is interesting is that how author twists Christian mythos to adapt to the love is a dangerous sickness premiseThe focus of the story and an excuse to write this dystopia is of course a romance I wish I could say I enjoyed at least this aspect of Delirium but I didn't really It is mildly exciting than the one in Matched slightly steamier and at least doesn't have a love triangle yet But there is still a self insert main character shy ordinary plain and the main male emo sueeze uoting poetry who falls for her anyway I am exhausted by this arrangement Authors why don't you write books about something a little important than a month old teen romance? Especially if you choose to create a dystopian novel which by definition encompasses the entire world and supposedly endangers and oppresses all humanity