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Delirium (Delirium Trilogy 1)

Lauren Oliver

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Science fiction, Romance, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Science fiction (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teen

Following the phenomenal word-of-mouth success of BEFORE I FALL, Lauren Oliver's groundbreaking and emotionally wrenching first novel in the Delirium trilogy will resonate with readers young and old.

The first book in the breathtaking DELIRIUM trilogy.

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

Until now.

Now everything has changed. Now, I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years suffocated by a lie.

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.

Then, at last, they found the cure.

The story continues in PANDEMONIUM and REQUIEM. And discover Lauren Oliver's stunning first novel, BEFORE I FALL.

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Praise for Delirium (Delirium Trilogy 1)

  • In the same mode as Suzanne Collins in her Hunger Games trilogy, Oliver, too, posits a feisty, physically able heroine, giving as good as she gets, in a fast-paced YA thriller: this trend is a welcome one - Independent on Sunday on PANDEMONIUM

  • We're big fans of Lauren Oliver and this is the emotionally charged follow-up to last year's futuristic love story DELIRIUM. With echoes of Brave New World, we catch up with young heroine Lena as she attempts to survive in the dangerous Wilds . . . Now we just have to wait for the final episode in the trilogy. - Bella

  • Thrilling and thought-provoking... Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive. We almost missed our stop on the bus because we were so engrossed. Lena is a strong multi-faceted character and the future society in which she exists genuinely terrifying... A thoughtful, exciting and moving story that reminds us just how important love is. Devour it, then go and give all your friends a big hug. - Heat

  • Crackling with tension, Lauren Oliver's follow up to DELIRIUM is as whip smart and addictive as her dystopian debut. - Marie Claire

  • Prepare to become completely absorbed. - Glamour

  • Oliver is a considerably better writer than the Twilight creator - an adept and occasionally courageous storyteller who can shock and awe with a well-placed twi

  • Once again, Lauren Oliver masterfully creates new worlds and characters that leave the reader little choice but to be swept up and away. Oliver's deeply emotional and incredibly well-honed prose commands the readers' attention and captures their hearts. With a pulse-pounding tempo and unforeseen twists and turns, Lauren Oliver has opened the door on a fantastic new series; the second book can't come soon en

  • Hugely moving and gorgeously written . . . an extremely clever and well-written nov

  • Drawing comparisons with the bestselling The Lovely Bones, this is the story of 18-year-old Sam Kingston, who is killed in a car crash one rainy night... Oliver packs a powerful message in her teenage voice.' - The Sunday Telegraph

  • an incredible debut...This exquisitely written novel renders perfectly the world of today's teenager... this inspiring tale refrains from simple moralising, instead surprising us with a superbly complex and humane ending. - Hobart Mercury

  • For proper, spellbinding immersion pick up a copy of Delirium. - Herald Summer Reads

  • An original and fast-moving read from a very talented writer. - Sun

  • 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

  • the tone is balanced by the suspense and knowing asides about how schoolgirls really think and operate -the author herself is only 25. In learning the consequences of every action, the dawning of compassion and capacity to love, Oliver gets to the heart of the matter-what it means to live a good life that transcends the typical high-school thriller. - Sunday Times Perth

  • 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

  • It s a powerful story with a great message. - Girlfriend

  • Forget reality and enjoy this achingly heartbreaking excellent read. - NW

  • In her debut novel, Lauren Oliver channels all the awkwardness and wonder of teenage consciousness within a poignant someone said of Nick Hornby, it takes a mature writer to describe immaturity, Lauren Oliver proves this to be true in her thought provoking memorable debut. - Herald Sun

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Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her achingly beautiful first novel, BEFORE I FALL. She followed that up with her bestselling young adult Delirium Trilogy and three adult novels. Her newest book, REPLICA, is out in late 2016.

She is also the author of three novels for young readers, including the CURIOSITY HOUSE series. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Find more information at, or connect with Lauren on Twitter (/OliverBooks) and on Facebook (/laurenoliverbooks).