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    Jan022011

    Next Up: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

    Book:                   Delirium

    Author:                Lauren Oliver

    Publisher:            Harper

    ISBN/ASIN:         9780061726828

    Release Date:      February 1, 2011

    Lauren Oliver’s website

    Here’s a back cover blurb:

    “Before 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 government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway 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.”

    I'm already half-way through Delirium and I am already entranced. It has the same feel as Matched (which I loved by the way) with a bit of Equilibrium thrown in. The attraction, the draw between Lena and Alex is heady, and Oliver's back story about Lena's mother's "cure" is such a pivotal part of who Lena is. Does she have the courage, do they both have the courage to follow through the path they are on? These questions are keeping me turning the pages fervently...

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