February 23rd, 2011

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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

The Blurb On The Back:

If you were told love was a disease, would you take the cure?

There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the ends of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it.

Then, at last, they found a cure.

Now, everything is different. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway 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 then, with only ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable ...

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The Verdict:

The first in a YA dystopian science fiction trilogy, this book has a great premise and the writing is lyrical and packed with emotion. However the story itself is a bit too predictable for me and at times feels like a checklist of events that need to be ticked off. Also the pace itself sags at times and a key scene towards the end overstretched credibility. The cliffhanger ending is intriguing enough to tempt me to read on, but this isn’t a must-read book for me.

DELIRIUM was released in the UK on 3rd February. Thanks to Amazon Vine for the ARC of this book.

Cross-posted to bookish, books, bookworming, sf_with_bite and yalitlovers.