Lauren Oliver – Delirium (Delirium #1) | Review

Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.


After I watched Delirium Pilot I decided that I have to reread this book. I read it about two years ago and I remembered the most of it but I wanted to refresh my memory before picking up Pandemonium, second book in trilogy. I can’t believe how much emotions this book gave me even though it’s a reread. I got really attached to Delirium while reading it and I think I wasn’t fangirling that hard when I was first reading it (I wasn’t that crazy back then, though). However, I’m really glad I reread this book and I’m totally ready for the sequel.

I will start with Lena. She was a bit annoying at the beginning with her attitude and everything. I just wanted to slap her! But later, when she fell in love with Alex, we saw her changing, slowly. I liked new Lena so much more and I liked the character development we got to see. I especially liked her at the ending, how she became strong and determined and how she was ready to die rather than go to procedure. Go girl! Alex was amazing, I love him so, so much and I hate the ending. BUT, I have a theory and I’m pretty sure it’s true. He’s not dead and he’s in the Crypts and in second book Lena will help him escape or something. But he is alive, I know he is. When I first read this book I was so sad and hurt because he was dead but now when I think about it I know he’s not. He can’t be dead, these books won’t be the same without him! Okay, so I love Alex and I totally ship him and Lena, they’re so cute and perfect together, can’t wait for them to reunite in Pandemonium (I have faith!). Hana is great, I really liked her. She’s really good friend and I wonder what is going to happen to her later. I like her attitude and I hope she won’t go to procedure and stay awesome but I don’t know is that going to happen. Probably the most interesting character in the book is Grace, I really liked her, especially at the end and how she helped Lena and even spoke, just to help her escape. Hopefully, we’ll get to know more about her in Pandemonium. All the other characters are really unimportant and I didn’t care about them at all, I didn’t even like anyone else.

Lauren Oliver writes amazingly, I really like her style and should read more of her books. The idea is so unique and it’s unlike everything I’ve ever read and even the romance was kind of unique (probably because it was REALLY forbidden) and not boring at all. There are also some beautiful quotes and I really like how author described everything, especially Lena’s feels, it was so convincing and just beautiful. The last paragraph of the book was probably my favourite, it was so sad and perfect at the same time. I need more! This book was very quick read, I flew through it (maybe it was because it’s reread but maybe it wasn’t) but it took me a while to finish it because I started it before Booktube-a-thon and then I paused it because of it and I picked it up again yesterday and finished it. I also have another theory: Lena’s mom is out there and Lena will find her in the second book. I’m sure about that. This book was rollercoaster of feelings and I was bitting my nails even though I knew what was going to happen next. It’s really good, when you start reading it, you can’t put it down and I recommend it to everyone.

Lauren Oliver – Hana (Delirium #1.5)
Lauren Oliver – Pandemonium (Delirium #2)
Lauren Oliver – Requiem (Delirium #3)
Delirium Pilot – TV show


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