Delirium (#1)

Author(s): Lauren Oliver

Teen (Ages 15+)

'A dystopian Romeo and Juliet story that deserves to be as massive as Twilight' Stylist

They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I've always believed them. Until now.

There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it.

But now love has been declared a dangerous disease.

Everyone who turns eighteen must be immunised with a procedure called the Cure. Lena Haloway is looking forward to being able to live the safe, predictable life the government claims the cure will bring. But meeting Alex, an enigmatic boy from the Wilds, might just make her question everything she's been raised to believe.

'One of the most addictive books we've come across in ages . . . from one of the most exciting writers around' Heat


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From the author of the blockbuster: Before I Fall, comes a dystopian love story worthy of a Jennifer Lawrence movie. This fast paced, YA thriller is a fast paced page-turner, written by an author who in the words of the Independent "can shock and awe with a well-paced twist".

'Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction... [Delirium] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.' - Sunday Times 'Prepare to pull a sickie and be rooted to your chair with one of the most addictive books we've come across in ages... A recklessly romantic, smart, poignant and tense read from one of the most exciting writers around... Clever, moving and incredibly addictive.' - Heat 'I didn't leave my bedroom all weekend after I picked up this Margaret Atwood meets Twilight novel. Ah-ma-zing.' - Grazia 'An original and fast-moving read from a very talented writer.' - Sun 'The transformation of Lena's character from start to finish is amazing, and Oliver's words really tug at your heartstrings. Highly recommended.' - Press Association 'A dystopian Romeo and Juliet story that deserves to be as massive as Twilight.' - Stylist 'A beautifully written and wonderfully addictive book that fans of Margaret Atwood will devour.' - Best 'Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall was one of Bella's favourite books of last year and this follow-up doesn't disappoint.' - Bella 'Hugely compelling and addictive, this has massive commercial potential.' - Bookseller's Choice, The Bookseller 'This has to be one of the most original fiction concepts for a long time... Brilliantly constructed... will leave you with your heart in your mouth... It will stir up the emotions that remind you why you bother with love at all.' - News of the World 'A dystopian Romeo and Juliet ... Lauren's Oliver's futuristic vision, set in an alternate but recognisable America, is chillingly realised.' - Marie Claire 'The setting for this clever, imaginative novel is a society in which love is treated as a disease... With a pacy, absorbing plot and a cast of engaging characters to revel in, Delirium also raises all manner of talking points: relationships, the role of the family, state intervention, friendship, loyalty, individual freedom. The movie must surely be just around the corner.' - Daily Mail 'Finished reading Lauren Oliver's book Delirium. A beautiful read. Can't stop thinking about it.' - Fearne Cotton

Lauren Oliver was previously an editorial assistant at a publishing house in New York. A graduate of the University of Chicago and the MFA program at New York University, she is now a full-time writer and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780340980934
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : 0.282
  • : July 2011
  • : 196mm X 129mm X 27mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lauren Oliver
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 813.6
  • : 416