Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.
This was one of those books that when I read the synopsis, I thought, Why didn't I think of that? It's such a great concept. In a world where people are turned off from their emotions, Lena is overcome by them. At first she looks forward to the cure, to not ending up diseased by love like her mother was. But as she unravels the truth about the world she lives in and Alex shows her what love really is, she questions the life she's always known.
Who knew a book about people turning off their emotions could make you feel so much? Oliver really delivers with this book, and I'm looking forward to diving into Pandemonium soon!
Just for fun: If you could be cured of the heartache that can happen as a result of love lost, would you do it, knowing you'd never love again?