Thursday, June 27, 2013

CLIFF NOTE SIZE REVIEWS: DELIRIUM & WALKING DISASTER

CLIFF NOTE REVIEWS

As you all know, I have been on vacation this week. Sigh.... it has been lovely! Sun, sand, waves and a book in hand!

I wanted to give you two quick reviews that I will expand next week. One is for DELIRIUM and the other for WALKING DISASTER.


DELIRIUM (DELIRIUM, #1) 
BY: Lauren Oliver

PUBLISHED: February 7, 2012 by HarperCollins
GENRES: YA • Dystopian • Science Fiction • Romance • Adventure • Mystery

It is official. I have caught the DELIRIUM fever and I don't think I'll be cured. I always hesitate to read the super popular books... I don't know why. So I was late getting on the DELIRIUM bandwagon. This book was fascinating. What would happen if the government decided that love was a disease and everyone had to take the cure. How would people function? Would people revolt? We follow Lena's journey as she finds love just before her cure... and learns things are not like she was led to believe. Gripping, moving, bewitching and one you won't be able to put down!



WALKING DISASTER (Beautiful, #2)
BY: Jamie McGuire

PUBLISHED: April 2, 2013 by Simon and Schuster
GENRES: NA • Contemporary • College Life • Abuse • Psychological Issues • Life Issues • Romance

If you read my review of BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, you would know I was very torn over the storyline. I had a problem with the acceptance of a guy who was stalking a girl, telling her who to talk to, would beat up guys for talking to her and had HUGE anger management issues. Their relationship was highly dysfunctional. I wanted to read WALKING DISASTER because it was the story from Trav's perspective. McGuire provided a fascinating second take on her first book. Though I still have some of the same concerns: lack of birth control, codependent behavior and the "I-can-fix-him" idea, I felt that I gained a much better understanding of Trav and his mindset.