Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wednesday Book Recommendation AND a Giveaway!

Delirium (Delirium, #1)Delirium by Lauren Oliver


My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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 governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway 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.
My Thoughts:
So I've read some pretty awesome books so far in 2011, but honestly, this one might be my absolute FAVORITE. I'm obviously infected with the Delirium at this point...and you know what? I don't care. It feels GOOD.

I smile just thinking about this story and to say it's a cheery, happy, feel good book is totally inaccurate. Parts of it were terrifying, chilling, stressful, and I spent a good part of it worried about which direction Oliver would go. And I loved every minute.

The way in which she describes this world where love is a disease that can be removed scientifially, makes you nervous from the very beginning. The more comfortable with it her main character is, the more uncomfortable the reader becomes. The material is thought provoking without being too technical or pushy. The concept is fresh and realistic.

The suspense of it all had me turning the pages, HAVING to know what happened and at the same time, terrified to find out. In essence, this book did what all really excellent books do, it consumed me, sucked me in, and took no prisoners.

Now I'm left raving about it's deliciousness and waiting for the sequel. (Okay, and convincing everyone I know that they MUST read it.) The Delirium has begun.

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Anyone else read this? Fall in love with it??? You know I love hearing your thoughts!

THE GIVEAWAY:
Okay, so here's the deal.
When I love a book this much, I want everyone to read it.
And I want to give one away.
A new shiny one, delivered straight from Amazon to YOU.

What do you have to do to enter?
Simply be a follower and comment on this post with your
email address or a blog site in which I can contact you if you win.

That's it! Easy Peasy.

For you overachievers out there who want more chances:
Leave a separate comment for each of the below to up your entries:
Follow me on Twitter (@kristikay13) (+1 entry)
Tweet about this giveaway and comment me the link (+1 entry)
Blog about it and leave a link (+1 entry)
Sidebar it on your blog and leave a link (+1 entry)

GOOD LUCK!
***Contest ends Sunday, July 3rd and the winner will be announced on the 4th of July!

26 comments:

  1. What an interesting review. Thank you for sharing. Definitely entering to win this book. I am a new follower GFC and will check out face book. I would like to invite you to my blog and hopefully you'll enjoy it enough to follow. Donna

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  2. I've been wanting to read this one for a while now. The whole concept of love being a disease and being able to remove it is pretty unique.
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  3. I also tweeted your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/bookflamereview/status/78464080754655232

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  4. Left a link for your contest on my blogs sidebar www.bookflame.blogspot.com

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  5. Follow you on twitter @bookflamereview

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  6. Well, I've wanted to read this book for a while. I'm a twitter follower (of course!) and I tweeted it. I also added you to my sidebar. That's 4 entries total. And you know where to find me. =)

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  7. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. Thank you for the giveaway! GREAT book! ~ Erin F.

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  10. Twitter follower: @teachwrite live

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  11. Tweeted about the contest: http://twitter.com/#!/teachwritelive/status/78628878029045761

    ~ Erin F.

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  12. GFC follower: Savanna Ucinski
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  13. Thanks for providing the give away. I was just reaching for my pen to write down this title. mary(dot)aalgaard at yahoo com.

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  14. I would love to read this book—please enter me to win! I'm a GC follower (skkorman)!

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  15. Nice review! I felt the same way about this one... probably one of my favorite books that's come out this year. :)
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  16. Great review. This book sounds very interesting. Thanks for the contest!

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  17. You're awesome... I would love this book, thx.

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  18. Ooh, this books sounds really interesting!

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  19. I'm following as 'cyc.' I still need to get this book b/c I love the concept of being 'cured' of love. I love how these authors are coming out with awesome dystopian worlds!

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  20. I'm following you on twitter as @nodizzies.

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  21. Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/nodizzies/status/80394355294224384

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  22. This book is becoming a total must-read. Everyone has loved it.

    GFC: Ash

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  23. I follow you on twitter as Ash_Ash.

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  24. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Ash_Ash/status/80625666705469440

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  25. Popped over here from BooKrushed. I don't normally read YA but your review and the whole concept of love as an eradicable disease makes me want to pick this one up! What could be better than a chance to win! Thanks

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  26. I've been wanting to read this for a very long time - I've heard it's wonderful! I am a new follower of your blog, and also on twitter. Thanks for the giveaway :)
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