Release Date ~ 2/1/11
Format ~ Hardcover
Publisher ~ HarperTeen
Source ~ The Tattered Cover
Summary: 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 review: Delirium gave me a strong dose of armor deliria nevervosa. Translation: I loved it to bits!
Before I go total fanboy, lemme just get my one complaint about Delirium out. The first 75 pages weren't that great. The world set-up was intriguing, but I found it impossible to connect with Lena. She just seemed boring. But then Alex came into the fray, and the whole book was two giant thumbs from there on out!
Like I mentioned above, I loved the world-building! The idea that love had turned into a decease was like really freaky but thought provoking and the same time. Does a world without love also means a world without hate? And even if it does, is it worth it? There. That's my wisdom of the day. Back to the awesome thing that is Delirium (you'd think I'd be done establishing that by now). Besides the outlaw of laws, there were also some major changes, such as the US locking down it's border from all other countries (you can always count on good ol' America, eh?) which added some more pondering on my part: in other countries in love banned? Are there even other countries left? I hope we get those questions answered in the following books!
The relationship between Alex and Lena was so sweet! Lena was a little hopeless when it came to relationships (thank you, captain obvious) but Alex took the reigns and helped her from stumbling along.
So now, GO BUY IT (if you haven't done so already), now, my ARC of Pandemonium awaits!
Cover Comments: This cover is a little lame, I like the special edition cover much better!