Release Date: February 1, 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen
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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.
This book was beautifully written and had a well driven plot. I had been meaning to get around to reading it for almost a year since it came out, then my girlfriend basically told me I had to read it soon because it was one of her all-time favorite YA books. So I did. At first, I was reading it and it was just taking me a while to get in to, then I got the audiobook instead and tore through it!
The story really picked up for me after the first 200 pages, which may seem like a lot but it's worth it, and carried the rest of the story through with action on every page. And the ending, oh how I didn't expect the ending AT ALL. It leads well into Pandemonium and I can't wait to start that soon!
About the Audiobook:
Sarah Drew, who read, did an awesome job. She also read the audio for Before I Fall, Oliver's debut novel, which I now really want to listen to instead of reading just for her reading. She really brought the characters to life and added her own inflections for each one so they sounded different. I could feel the action scenes through her voice and the same for the calm and loving scenes. Overall, the audiobook was definitely worth the listen!