By Lauren Oliver
Blurb from Goodreads: "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 governments 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."
Oh. My. Gravy.
Amazing. This whole book was amazing.
The blurb caught my eye...I mean, love as a disease? What a freaking cool idea! Plus, it's Lauren Oliver. I very much enjoyed her book BEFORE I FALL, but I have to say, it doesn't hold a candle to DELIRIUM.
It's fast paced, but not so fast that you're missing important parts. The writing is so poetic and romantic it felt like the word version of chocolate! For real! And the love interest? *swoon*
Every aspect of Oliver's world building was phenomenal. From the approved music to the procedure teens undergo to rid themselves of the deliria.
It was a little reminiscent of UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld, but in a good way.
DELIRIUM is going to be released February 1, 2011 from HarperTeen. Go preorder it. Seriously.
This is easily one of the best books I've read all year.