Series: Delirium Trilogy #3
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: Teen Fantasy
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Not sure if I would like this series or not, I started skimming through the first chapter of “Delirium”… then soon found myself curled up on a chair, engrossed in the story. It has one of those memorable plot lines that sticks with you long after you’ve finished. I highly recommend these if you enjoyed the “Matched” trilogy by Ally Condie or even “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. Get excited because the final book of the series comes out in a few months – I can’t wait!
If you are new to this author, here’s some information on her previous works:
Overview: 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.
Overview: I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex,pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school.
Like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame.
Overview: The summer before they’re supposed to be cured of the ability to love, best friends Lena and Hana begin to drift apart. While Lena shies away from underground music and parties with boys, Hana jumps at her last chance to experience the forbidden. For her, the summer is full of wild music, dancing—and even her first kiss. But on the surface, Hana must be a model of perfect behavior. She meets her approved match, Fred Hargrove, and glimpses the safe, comfortable life she’ll have with him once they marry. As the date for her cure draws ever closer, Hana desperately misses Lena, wonders how it feels to truly be in love, and is simultaneously terrified of rebelling and of falling into line.
Release Date: December 26, 2012 (ebook)
Overview: Lena Halloway’s mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That’s the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love. But Annabel, like Lena, is a fighter. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape.
Release Date: March 5, 2012 (ebook)
*Overviews taken from bn.com