Author: Lauren Oliver
Series #: 1
Before scientist found a 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.
Ugh! I love this book! The ending was SO intense and depressing! I mean that in a good way, too. The book was just amazing, and I loved it!
Lena is just a regular girl, living her life and avoiding love, or in other words, the deliria. She loves to run, and has a best friend. She's ready to get cured when she's 18, and can't wait for it. That's was before she fell in love, though, and that's when everything gets messed up.
In the book, Lena wasn't looking for love (clearly!). She tried her hardest for avoid love at all cost, as her mother killed herself due to love. But as usual, Lena finds out that love is irresistible, and can't be avoided when you're infected with love.
Now you're probably wondering, who is Lena in love with?! Well, his name is Alex ... and she's SO SWEET! He's like the perfect boyfriend you can ever have, but then again, I've said that to every book I've read (: But I wouldn't mind if he was my boyfriend. He's very caring & strong, and just lovable! In the book, he cares very much for Lena, and is very cautious. And in the end, you can tell VERY MUCH that he cares VERY MUCH about Lena. Trust me; you will know by the end of the book (:
Now, moving onto the ending ...
It's still killing me!! I won't reveal anything, but just to give you a warning, you will have a heart-attack, and then die! I hate those kind of books, but then again, I love them so much! I thought the ending was very sad, but I didn't think it was such a great ending. I mean, REALLY?! I wish I could say more, but I would just give EVERYTHING away.
Overall, I thought the book was very creative. I mean, falling in love? A disease? WHAT?! I know, crazy. I thought that Lauren Oliver did an amazing job on this book, and hope the movie is going to be just as amazing as the book. But I couldn't give it 5 stars. Why, you ask? Because the beginning was SO BORING! I honestly felt myself dragging myself through the first 200 pages! It was just horrible! But right when it got to 210, I started to feel how the book was intense, and couldn't stop reading. But then again, the first book in the series is always boring due to that you have to introduce everyone, introduce the problem, and things like that.
I strongly encourage you to read this book! After you finish the book you're currently reading, pick up this book and READ READ READ! I don't care if it's boring in the beginning. Just READ, and you'll know you'll love this book just as much as I do by the very last page. ;)
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