This is another series I read before starting this blog and I wanted to share it with you. The Delirium series by Lauren Oliver consists of: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem. These books are young adult dystopian novels. In this series, love has been deemed a sickness called delirium and the government has found a cure for it. The cure makes the person’s emotions numbed. They are then assigned a person to marry and told how many kids they should have. The only problem is that the cure can’t be given to anyone under eighteen, because it can have adverse affects, if the person is to young. In the first book, the main character Lena has grown up afraid of delirium and she counts down the days until she can receive the cure. Her family has been torn apart from the disease. Her mother was immune to the cure and she was eventually taken from her. Just when Lena is a few months away from the cure, she meets a boy named Alex. Alex has the mark of the cured, but he is different. She finds herself drawn to him and begins to question if the cure is a good thing. The beautiful thing about this book is the way Lauren Oliver writes about the disease of love. The writing is amazing. The following two books are equally as great as they continue to follow Lena, as she fights with the disease of love. I don’t want to give you any spoilers, so I can’t really say anything about the sequels. The second book is my favorite though.
Delirium Trilogy 4.5 out of 5 stars