Lena can’t wait until she turns eighteen and is given the cure. Finally, she’ll be safe from love, the disease that affects your mind and body before killing you, but then Lena’s worst nightmare happens–she gets infected.
Time to read: About four days, but not by choice. Every moment away from this book was pure agony. DO NOT READ DURING EXAM TIME.
This book…my God this book. This isn’t one of those books that you wish you could read again for the first time; this is the kind of book that you read over and over again, falling into the descriptions and snuggling up to all the feelings they create.
The writing reads like poetry. Every word, every metaphor, every image is absolute perfection. Oliver doesn’t only bring to life the world she has created, she makes you live it. I ran with Lena. I felt her fear. I felt her joy. And when she contracted deliria, so did I. This is easily the most beautifully written book I’ve read all year and very possibly ever.
The characters are believable, the twists are twisty, and the setting/plot is interesting. If I was going to complain about anything, it would be the ending which left me wanting so much more that there was a hole where my heart had been torn out and tears soaking those beautifully horrible pages.
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Recommended to EVERYONE. EVERYONE MUST READ THIS BOOK AND APPRECIATE ITS BEAUTY.
Not recommended to those who are looking for something light or uninteresting.
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