Published By: Harper Teen (HarperCollins)
Publish Date: February 2011 TODAY!!
Paperback 440 Pages - eBook 305 Pages
Tags: Young Adult, Dystopian, Coming of Age, Teen Romance
First Line: It has been sixty four years since the president and the consortium identified Love as a disease, and forty three since the scientist perfected a cure.
Why the Mad Scientist Read this Book:Thanks to my friends at NetGalley and Harpercollins for this lovely eARC. Which has NOT effected my honesty even if I am Mad and deranged.
Concoction of a Review:
Delirium is the first in a trilogy of three books about the disease deliria amor nervosa, "The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you hat it and when you don't." I'm very pleased about this! I devoured half of this book in book form and the other half in eBook form in the mater of a few days. *strokes the nook lovingly* Lauren's writing was unique and flowed in a wonderful way. The way she made the characters feel happy, sad or in pain was in such a way that I felt with and for the characters. I will be picking up Lauren Oliver's debut novel Before I Fall due to the inky goodness of this book.
Before we can delve into the review of the book I feel a burning need to say that I loved how each chapter started with altered nursery rhymes, wild propaganda against love, and excerpts from the Book of Shh which is sort of the anti love guideline handbook on everything against this horrible disease.
|e-ARC & Tree Delirium|
In the beginning I found the world that surrounded Lena to be unique and believable. Lauren painted a dystopian world that eliminated all of the side effects of the Delirium. However, she did a beautiful job crumbling down the beautiful facade that she built as Lena learned more about he world she desperately wanted to be apart before... She falls for Alex despite how hard she fits it. *swoon* Mad Scientist fell for him too!
For Lena her perfect life is was now to be challenged around every turn. It was bound to happen in a story about love as the main disease. Ah, forbidden love. What will they sacrifice to be together?
I loved the writing style. The plot, characters, and the world were amazing. Mad Scientist just felt the beginning was a tad slow.
It still moves around us with invisible, sweeping tentacles, chocking us.
I've known time to stretch out like rings expanding outward over water; I've also know it to rush by with such force it leaves me dizzy.
Everyday the heat gets worse and worse, it creeps through the streets of Portland, festers in the dumpsters, makes the city smell like a giant armpit.
Ok... I admit it has been two days since I wrote this review.
Between then and now I went out and purchased Oliver's other book,
Before I Fall!
Yeah, this ARC made me do it.
But that is ok... I wanted to :)
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