In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn’t about to make the same mistake.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the “Wilds” who lives under the government’s radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?
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. In this electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller Delirium, Lauren Oliver sets Lena on a dangerous course that hurtles through the unregulated Wilds and into the heart of a growing resistance movement. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
These books are set in a dystopian world where love has been declared a disease. The main character (Lena) struggles to grasp what is true and what is a lie and ultimately falls in love, making a decision that changes her life.
The last time I read these books I was much younger and I didn’t fully appreciate what it feels like to be in love. Reading it this time round I found it deeply touching and I would definitely recommend it!
Delirium left me with tears in my eyes on the last page and I started to read Pandemonium straight away.
Pandemonium was just as good if not better than Delirium and WHAT A TWIST AT THE END?
I loved the ‘then’ and ‘now’ style chapters that run through the majority of the book.
I don’t yet own Requiem but will be looking to snap it up soon. I gave both Delirium and Pandemonium 4.5 stars out of 5.