Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Delirium Review


Author: Lauren Oliver

ISBN: 0061726826 (ISBN13: 9780061726828)
Release Date:   February 1st 2011
Format: Hardcover
 Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia
Science Fiction, Fantasy
Series: Delirium #1


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.

My Thoughts on the Book
Well gotta say this book was....wow is all I can say, I've never read anything like this before...it's also my second dystopia book I've ever read. This book kept me interested in parts but in other parts I got so bored with the long descriptions that I actually skipped over a few parts in the book. The writer didn't need to be so descriptive about the main characters feelings or discription of things. Only one other book I skipped over useless parts and that was Twilight, I'm sorry for comparing the two but it's true. That's the only issue I had with it believe it or not.

Lena is the main character of the story, she is such a incident/immature girl that she reminds me of myself. Though the reason she is incident and immature at the beginning is because of how the government raised the boys and girls apart in different school's so that they don't contract the Love disease. Though when she meets up with Alex everything changes, she slowly starts to break out of the shell the government put around her and starts to see things in a different way. The way Alex treats Lena is so sweet, he's patient given how she was raised and that didn't stop him from coming to her and telling her he liked her. She knew it was wrong but she still couldn't stop herself from loving him back even though she doesn't say the words till near the ending. I think that everything that happens between them is prefect and I wouldn't change a thing. 

The plot is so interesting that it draws you in even more into their world. The little snippets of information on "The book of Shh"(the book everyone in the city has to read and follow) on each chapter is also very interesting. I love reading them because I couldn't believe the author came up with something for the start of each chapter. Though half way though the book it just dawned on me,  if the people don't have love in them they are basically sociopath's who don't care about anything. For example a dog was beaten half to death and they just left him by the trash, STILL ALIVE!! I was so pissed off at that scene, not only that but Lena never brought it up again. How can you do anything without love, it just makes sense to me, not to mention for the kids they bring into the world, they even mention how some parents will kill the child for no reason other then the kid crying or bothering them. This world got me so annoyed quite a few times but then I remember it's suppose to be like that, it's suppose to be that kind of world. I was also very angry with the ending, all that was running though my mind was, What the hell just happen!! I couldn't believe how it ended like that, I didn't cry but it was still sad. That type of sacrifice...I still can't believe it...(not going to spoil it your gonna have to read the book to see what I'm talking about)

Cover Design

I gotta say I'm happy they made the new cover which is on the Left. It surpasses the one on the right a lot more because of how the picture of the girl stands out so well. The eye draws you in capturing your attention right away, which is what happen to me when I saw this book on a few other blog sites. The Title on the left is professional looking, the glow adds contrest against the light background and the author's name fits well under the small blurb and the font fits with the background image. 

As for the Title and font on the right it is beautiful but to have it all one color with only some image of the girl in the back makes the cover boring to look at. I don't know who came up with the idea of cropping a image inside words...it's just never should be done in the design world for a book, Especially with that weird color!

I recommend for everyone to read this book, if your a fan of the hunger games you will be a fan of this. It has it's fair share of adventure and fights so you diffidently be pleased with this!

4 out of 5 Howling Wolves 
Would have been prefect if it wasn't for the long descriptions...


1 comment:

  1. Hey, I also loved this book. Lauren wrote the book about the area where I live and she did her research. I also met her at BEA and she is great. Thanks for the follow. I am following back! Even if you aren't Goth the look is cool for you.
    I am half-Greek - love the Greek wedding reception but the service is too long... As for the funerals, well I have been to too many and they are also long. Do they have gluten free Anditheron (the bread at the end of the service)? Probably not. Since I can't eat gluten I am pretty restricted from the pastry and pitas. My other side is Italian. Yes, life is cruel. It would only be worse if my family owned a bakery. They don't.
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust