It’s Delirium Day! I guarantee you everyone’s going to be talking about this book, so do yourself a favor and get your hands on a copy! My store was closed all day today due to snow, but I can’t wait to start selling this to people. If you need a reminder of how much I loved this book, you can read my review here.
Lauren Oliver is giving away five finished, signed copies of her new book Delirium! You have until the end of the month, and you can enter by commenting on her blog post or Tweeting about the contest. She even made this sexy video to entice you:
Delirium hits bookstores on February 1st. Check out my review if you’ve forgotten how much I freaking loved this book.
I’m calling it now: Delirium will be one of the biggest YA releases of 2011. I raced through this book in about two days and I’m already itching for the second book in the trilogy, but the book was so good that I’ll probably re-read it a couple of times while I wait. If this book doesn’t catch on in a big, Hunger Games-way, I’ll be shocked.
I was a HUGE fan of Lauren Oliver’s first book, Before I Fall, and Delirium doesn’t fall short of expectations. Oliver has captured me with her beautiful writing style in a way few authors have done – she writes so honestly that her characters’ happiness and pain is tangible and utterly real. And she describes the scenery in a way that almost makes it a character in its own right, which really adds to the atmosphere of the book. Where a book like Matched lacked a certain realism, the future Portland, Maine of Delirium feels like a fully fleshed-out world with a history. These are the things that put Oliver’s book solidly above the rest of the dystopian YA fiction pack.