Sequel: Pandemonium & Requiem
Available At?: Amazon, B&N and Author's Site.
Love, lies, secrets, and self-doubt construct a beautiful novel!
'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.'
"Love, the deadliest of all deadly things; It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."
IF THAT quote does not make you want to read this book, this elegant and entrapping book, idk what will!
This book is not hard to get into at all, so once you read the first chapter, you won't wanna stop and like I said with Across the Universe, I'm not going to go into detail 'cus I want everything to be a surprise since the book is new!
This book is so sad, first off. Not Forest of Hands and Teeth sad, where its depressing, ( FHT is one of my favourite books ever, BTW) but is genuinely sad. There is this scene where Lena's cousin Grace, is crying into her pillow silently screaming for her deceased mommy, over again and again and just that little fragment of a paragraph made a lump form in my throat. The writing is soooo good, that the smallest things will get you.
People in this 'world' have no real emotions and they do some very horrible and odd things, like ignoring their children when they get hurt and even some more deadly things that will make you cringe.
Though I love the writing as a whole, it's somehow weird. Its not like some books where you get a visual with a sentence, but instead it takes a paragraph or a page, not for something to be described, but for you to get the full effect of what is happening around you (the character) and at first it was different, but within no time I loved it, because the entire section is drenched in emotion. Lauren is such great writer and is so amazing for coming up with this story.
The characters are all very multi-dimensional and you see so many sides of real personalities. They are genuine. Alex was great love interest though somethings concerning him were a tad bit obvious, but I really think they weren't meant to be a surprise.
Lena is a strong, yet emotional character who one moment knows what she wants and the next, has no clue at all and I found that very refreshing. Though sometimes (hardly three) I thought her fascination with Alex, annoying, it was still realistic.
This was a great book and you will not be disappointed. It shows you a possible future that is both intriguing and extremely frightening at the same time and will leave you wanting more! I WANT MORE!
This Book Gets A 4.9!
This Is the Author's Site, So Check It Out: http://www.laurenoliverbooks.com/Publisher: HarperCollins448