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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Daring You To Read… Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Daring You To Read

I developed a strong love for Dystopian books in the last year and I thought it would only make sense to promote one of those titles this week! Especially considering the release of Pandemonium, the second book in the series, releases in just a couple of weeks *squee*!

Delirium was released on February 1st, 2011 and even though it took me a while to pick it up, I’m really grateful I did!

Lauren Oliver did an amazing job when she created her dystopian world. I find it very ironic that the very thing our society craves,  Love, is considered the number one plague in Delirium. The whole population goes on with their lives without feeling a thing, like brainless robots and Lena aspires to it, hoping to escape a painful past. Everything changes though when she meets Alex and it was amazing to see the Deliria set in her and witness her reactions as she realizes what’s happening to her, yet can’t bring herself to do anything about it.

My favorite quote of the book:

“For the first time in my life I actually feel sorry for Carol. I’m only seventeen years old, and I already know something she doesn’t know: I know that life isn’t life if you just float through it. I know that the whole point – the only point – is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.”

More about Delirium:

Delirium by Lauren OliverBefore scientists found the 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 governments 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

My Review

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

Releasing soon:

Hana by Lauren OliverPandemonium (Delirium, #2) by Lauren Oliver

How to participate?

- You choose a book you’ve read, loved and would dare your readers to read!

- The book you choose must be an older release (at least 6 months ago), because let’s be honest, we’re all quite aware of the latest releases.

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- Super easy and an awesome way to discover that special book who might have slipped off your radar!

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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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12 People left their mark' :

  1. I'm not really into distopian, but the way this book is discribed, I might like it.

    1. I think you would like it =) Love as such a special represantation in this book

  2. Ooh I still have to read this!! I'm a bit scared because of all the mixed opinions. And the ones who hate it really loathe it O_O

    1. Well the best thing is to see for yourself =) If you don't want to buy it, you could always borrow it ^^

  3. I'm so with you on this one :) !! Delirium is an AWESOME book and I really can't wait to read Pandemonium ;) !!

    1. I've read not so good reviews so far, I hope I won't be disappointed!

  4. I have this on my Kindle now. Can't wait to read it!

  5. Yes, I absolutely recommend this to EVERYONE! So, so good :) One of the best out there!

  6. What day of the week do our dares need to be up if we want to join?


    1. You can post any day you want, but I entended this meme to be on Thursday ;)

    2. I did read Delirium and I loved it! I recently borrowed the audiobook from the library because I want to re-read it before I read Pandemonium!