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 Haloway 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.
First off, I feel like I need to preface this book with the comment that I really enjoyed it. The writing was excellent, and the story kept me captivated throughout. However, as I read, I kept having a nagging thought running through my mind that kind of detracted from the story. The thought was mainly that I could never see this world really occurring. Yeah, I know, that's rather ridiculous when I enjoy reading other fantasy novels, but when it comes to any kind of dystopian book, I need that touch of reality for the book to be extra-fulfilling. In this case, while very interesting, I just can't see the world ever turning in that direction. Not that that stopped me from enjoying it, but that was on my thoughts a lot as I read. Overall, this was a fun read, full of good concepts and questions (I always love the books that make you think).
So, do you have any thoughts about this book? What about dystopians? Does the world have to have an element of believability to it?