Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Book Review: Delirium

Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: Delirium #1
Release Date: 07/02/2012
Pages: 441
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository
Author Twitter: @OliverBooks

'Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.' 

I'm going to start this off and say that this book was a DNF for me. I didn't get too far in the book before I had to stop reading it. I don't really have many DNF's but I really struggled to get through this book. 

For me, I didn't really like the writing style, the beginning of the book just didn't interest me. I know that you do have to wait for the action in a book to happen but normally I really enjoy the build up. With Delirium, it felt like I was enjoying every other chapter and it just felt like I could really get into any of them. 

I felt no connection with Lena, I'm not sure that because I was meant to or not but there was nothing that made me feel like I could really gage what her character was like. That's partially the reason why I really struggled to be interested into the book. I don't really know what it was about her character, I just felt like there was nothing there for me to connect with or become attached to. 

All in all, I just had to put it down. I wasn't enjoying the book and there was nothing that was making me want to read it. 

Rating: DNF 


  1. Hmm, first of all, I think your blog is very pretty! And second, I had some problems with Delirium as well. Some people described it as an original story but it felt to me SO predictable. Sorry you didn't connect with the characters but that is a normal reason to DNF a book plus if you couldn't get into the story...then it's not for you I guess. Happened to me as well. :P Lovely honest review, Saira. :)

    Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

  2. Thank you!
    Yeah, I just wasn't a book that I could attach myself to. And thank you!