"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."
Lauren Oliver astonished readers with her stunning debut, Before I Fall. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful. An end as brave as it is heartbreaking." Her much-awaited second novel fulfills her promise as an exceptionally talented and versatile writer.
Also included is a sneak listen to the first chapter of the next book in the series. Enjoy!
©2011 Laura Schechter (P)2011 HarperCollins Pubilshers
I feel out of place with this review, but as a fan of YA I really couldn't stand this book. I quite liked Before I Fall, but this story dragged and the prose was totally overwrought. Sarah Drew did the best she could with it but I just found myself rolling my eyes and having to turn it off. I could only listen to this in short bits. Does every observation by the protagonist have to be so dramatic? There were many parts of Before I Fall that were overwrought as well so maybe I am just having trouble with Lauren Oliver.
Yes, but not in this series.
I downloaded this after the coming down from the Divergent series, and it just wasn't what I thought it would be. The story was too slow for me and didn't have much of a climax. Though I finished, I'm just not interested in continuing in the series.
I think the idea of love as a disease that must be eradicated from the human populous is fantastically creative! And Delirium was definitely an enjoyable, easy listen. However, I found it watered down. The relationships between characters weren't fully fleshed out (particularly the love relationship). Also twas a bit predictable, and I can't say I felt ultimately moved by the book's end. Still, it hooked me enough to listen to the second book. I'd say it's def worth the credit for people who like a semi-apocalyptic tale.
Sarah was a passionate performer and I felt she gave it her all.
Introduces a new concept..Makes you think how your life would change if you would do the procidure. Can you imagine not being able to love your child?!
Credit well spent..but a little bit too much romance for me
Unique love story with an gripping subplot.
I was unable to put the book down. I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
I have no words to describe how gorgeously beautiful and heartbreakingly touching this book is. Sarah Drew puts a world of emotion into her reading. And the words that Lauren Oliver weave are so breathtaking that I cried and laughed and ached and loved. 'I love you. I LOVE you. I love YOU...' so simple this sentiment and yet so very powerful. If this book were a poem it would be Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda. And if it had a song at the closing credits it would be Amongster by Polica. I reccomend listening to this book with every fibre of my being. You'll not regret it.
Not sure...I like a grabber like Night Reign.. It was just not for me. but I am sure there is someone out there that would love to hear.
Something by Kelley Armstrong
Not a ear grabber
Firearms instructor with a passion for great listens.
The ending of the book literally gave me chills. This is one that has stuck with me and I consider to be one of my favorite listens this year.
For those who found the characters of "Matched" flat, but liked the plot, this is the perfect alternative. "Delirium" is a great dystopic romance.
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