I have a mini review for you today! A mini review is my short and sweet analysis of a book. You'll know in 350 words or less if this is a book I recommend.
Release Date: February 3, 2011
Format: Audio MP3 (Brilliance Audio, Released January 24, 2011 )
Pages: 441 (Paperback) / Audio Length: Approx 12 hours
Narrator: Sarah Drew
Source: Library Borrow via Overdrive
Genre: YA Dystopian
Review Date: April 16, 2014
Rating: 3 bookmarks
Synopsis: 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 liked Lena’s best friend, Hana. She's strong and out spoken. At first she is more aware, but in the end she accepts that she will have the life expected of her. I'm not sure what to make of Alex. He's got all the typical YA love interest components, but I feel that there could be something more there. I'm curious to see what becomes of him in the next book.
I listened to this on audio, so I’ll address the narrator. The narrator can either add to or take away from the experience. It took me a minute to get used to her young sounding voice, but it grew on me, then it was fine. She did a good job and I have no complaints.
Cons: The pacing of Delirium was overall slow. There was so much being explained (sometimes repetitively) about the society that the meat of the story didn't show up until it was half over. The story was entertaining enough, but I kept waiting for things to really start moving. I hope this pace won’t repeat in the next books. Hopefully Pandemonium will start off where this book finished, in a dead run.
Final Thoughts: I liked it overall. I'll continue the series. When? Who knows, it's not high on my list. If I have a lull where I can't get a book I want, then I’ll continue with this series. The dystopia genre is still pretty hot right now in the YA world, so if you're into it, this could be right up your alley.