Sep 24, 2012

Memory Lane Monday: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Yes, it is that time of the week. The day we dread and wish would never come- Mondays. *Wipes tear* But have no fear, Memory Lane Monday is here! Every Monday, here at TheYABookworm, I'll do a special post called Memory Lane Monday. What's that you ask? Memory Lane Monday is a once-a-week post where I (or any other bloggers that wish to participate)  choose one book that I've previously read to be featured on that day. From the book chosen, I will pick two of my favourite quotes and write a little blurb containing my quick thoughts on the book. The books that I choose will not be books I've reviewed- since I've read so many books, I want to share with you my opinions on ones that I won't get the chance to fully review (because seriously, rereading dozens of books would take a year...or two)! Be sure to participate by leaving your "Memory Lane Monday" in the comments, or a link to your blog post with the hash-tag #YAMemoryLaneMonday on twitter :D

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.

Top Two Favourite Quotes...
#1 “Everyone is asleep. They've all been asleep for years. You seemed ... awake.' Alex is whispering now. He closes his eyes, opens them again.'I'm tired of sleeping.” 

#2 “Are you sure that being like everybody else will make you happy?"
"I don't know any other way."
"Let me show you."
And then we're kissing. Or at least, I think we're kissing—I've only seen it done a couple of times, quick closed-mouth pecks at weddings or on formal occasions. But this isn't like anything I've ever seen, or imagined, or even dreamed: this is like music or dancing but better than both.” 

     DELIRIUM is a dystopian novel by Lauren Oliver.  I picked this book up during the summer and literally flew through it. The idea of love being a disease really intrigued me, and the relationship between Lena and Alex kept me addicted to the story. Fans of Matched by Ally Condie will probably love Delirium- but no worries! Although they do have similarities, both series are still very unique!

     Now I'll admit, Lena was a tough character to warm up to. Her views at the beginning of the story made her really unrelatable. The good news is that once Lena meets Alex, her character really starts to change for the better. I ended up liking her a lot more by the end of the novel. 

     With every good dystopian novel, there is an equally good romance- and Delirium doesn't disappoint. The relationship between Lena and Alex gradually builds and results in a sweet love story (without being too cheesy :P) !

     Delirium was a great read with a fantastic dystopian society, a budding romance, and a flippin' crazy ending. I have yet to read Pandemonium, but I am definitely anxious to start it soon! How did you like Delirium? What are your thoughts on "love being a disease"? Be sure to let me know in the comments! See you next Monday!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3

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