Published: February 1, 2011
Blurb: 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 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.
I listened to this book through Audible. What attracted me to this book was that love is considered a disease. I don’t think I could imagine a world without love. Oliver brought that world to life.
All of the inhabitants of Portland seem robotic to me. There are just neutral, unless you are a sympathizer, of course. Then they get pretty irate.
The story line was pretty slow. It was basically re-educating Lena. She has to figure out what is true and what isn’t. I loved the love story that Lena is involved in. The ending left me wanting to know what happened.
The narrator did a good job. Although I didn’t care for her male voices. They all sounded pretty much the same. Overall, I liked the audiobook. It wasn’t the best dystopian I’ve read, but I will continue on with the series.