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Friday, 29 July 2011

More Hunger Games News: More pictures from the set (Katniss, Peeta and Gale in Action)

I found more pictures on www.ew.com! Thought you guys might appreciate them since they are magnificent. Plus it will put some of you at ease ;)

Gale and Peeta walking on the forest runway!

Work it!

"It was a love-fest when Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song) and Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) learned they'd landed the roles of Gale and Peeta, respectively. The guys first met after Hutcherson worked with Hemsworth's big brother, Chris, on an upcoming remake of Red Dawn. Says Hutcherson, ''I sent him a text: 'Dude, we have The Hunger Games! I'm so stoked, man, this is awesome!"

Peeta and the bread.

For some reason I always thought of this side of town as being more warm and better looking, but the picture makes sense. I mean sure they have a "better" life than the rest of District 12, but not that great.

"Before arriving on set, Hutcherson hit the gym for an intense round of training to better embody a boy who's spent his childhood heaving sacks of flour. He put on about 15 pounds of muscle in three weeks."

Katniss and Gale at the forest.

I saw this picture and everything clicked! They look perrfect!
I can't wait for this damn movie.

"Director Gary Ross on Hemsworth, here with Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss: ''On first glance he's such a hunk that it's easy to ascribe a hunklike simplicity to him. But this is a phenomenally subtle actor, totally in control of what he was doing.''

Katniss hunting.

My favorite image is the one with Katniss and Gale. So cute.

"Hutcherson and Lawrence have become playful friends, but he's a little concerned about the payback she might give him for a prank he played on her. ''I'm sure she's going to pay me back,'' says Hutcherson. ''I'm just terrified because she's someone I can see taking it to the next level, and somebody could get hurt.''

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Moving and Working

I am moving out of my apt and into a new one. Same complex, just from one building to another. Normally this would only take a day, but I work at said complex so I will be working night and day with no "Getting out of jail" free card, as is. So I may not be posting every single day, but I will try not to be so far away ;)

As of right now I have over 6 boxes full of books (and two guy friends willing to do the heavy lifting). Three boxes with series and DVDs, and 2 suitcases full of clothes (and I still have more lying around).

Damn, I still have to pack more. I hate packing, don't you?

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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Hunger Games Movie News: Take a look at Gale and Peeta ON COSTUME!!

NOW I LIKIE! They look good! He looks like peeta, and he looks like Gale (though I would have liked longer hair on Gale, but no matter!!).

This issue of Entretainment (out this friday) will issue a cover story with Peeta and Gale. This is what it says on the magazine:
Your first look at Gale and Peeta -and how the actors are bringing them to life.

Never have I been such a believer in the power of make up and good acting, you remember how they looked in their other pictures? Not like Gale and Peeta, but now I can see it quite well.


Peeta - Gale


Gale - Peeta

What do you think? Do they pass your test?

Hurray for The Hunger Games!!

Waiting on Wednesday Guys (x5)

I have 3 books coming out on 2011
and 2 books coming out on 2012!

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
by Joe Schreiber
Hardcover, 192 pages
Expected publication: October 25th 2011
by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Perry Stormaire is a normal high school senior– he is busy applying to college and rehearsing with his band –until he agrees to go to the prom with the Lithuanian exchange student who is staying with his family. It turns out that Gobi Zaksauskas is not the mousy teenager that she seems but rather an attractive, confident trained assassin. Instead of going to the prom, Perry finds himself on a wild ride through the streets of New York City as Gobi commandeers the Jaguar his father lent him for the prom in order to take out her targets. Perry learns a lot about himself – and ends up with some amazing material for his college application essays.
The Story of Us
by Deb Caletti
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2012
by Simon Pulse
A new novel about love, life, and everything in-between... from fan-favorite and award-winner Deb Caletti. 
Cricket's on a self-imposed break from her longtime boyfriend, trying to figure out whether she's in it for the right reasons. But this is a bad week to try to figure it all out. After ditching two previous husbands-to-be at the airport, Cricket's mother Daisy is finally getting married, to Dan Jax. Cricket loves Dan, but as the families and friends start to arrive for Wedding Week at the beautiful guest house on Bishop Rock, run by old hippies Ted and Rebecca Rose and their sweet, sexy son Ash, things start getting complicated. 
There’s no airport on Bishop Rock, as far as anyone knows, but Cricket fears that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, and Cricket’s own desires have chosen now to have a mind of their own. Because even though her boyfriend looms large in her mind, Ash is right in front of her...
Destined by Jessie Harrell
Expected publication: November 17th 2011
by Mae Day Publishing
When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear. 
As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined. 
Destined is a fresh and heart achingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.
by Syrie James, Ryan M. James
Paperback, 256 pages
Expected publication: January 24th 2012
by HarperTeen
Syrie joined forces with her talented son Ryan to co-write her next novel, Forbidden. The book is about a 16-year-old girl who comes into unusual powers, only to discover that she's half-angel... and her entire existence is forbidden. 
Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson Academy as the ideal hiding place where he could escape and be normal for once. He hadn't factored Claire Brennan into his plans... 
Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the threat to Claire's life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?
How to Save a Life
by Sara Zarr
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: October 18th 2011
by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Jill MacSweeney just wants everything to go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. You can't lose one family member and simply replace him with a new one, and when her mom decides to adopt a baby, that's exactly what it feels like she's trying to do. And that's decidedly not normal. With her world crumbling around her, can Jill come to embrace a new member of the family? 
Mandy Kalinowski knows what it's like to grow up unwanted--to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, she knows she wants a better life for her baby. But can giving up a child be as easy as it seems? And will she ever be able to find someone to care for her, too? 
Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about what it means to be a family and the many roads we can take to become one.
Au Revoir Crazy European Chick is a GREAT title! And after reading the summary I have to say that the cover is very fitting and very good. The Story of Us, I love this cover!! It's so pretty! ^^ Destined is another Greek story retelling, hopefully it will be a good retelling, while Forbidden is about Angels and forbidden existence. Also Forbidden has an academy, and I love books with Academies! Plus, such a pretty cover. Every time I see the cover of How To Save a Life I instantly think of the song by The Fray. I read one book by Sara Zarr before, Once Was Lost and was surprised to find that I liked it, so I plan to read How to Save a Life. Sara Zarr has proven herself to be a fantastic author, so I'm sure she won't disappoint!

So what about you? What are you waiting for this wonderful Wednesday? Did you add these to your mailing list?

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Teaser Tuesday: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey Series)

Paperback, 386 pages
Expected publication: October 25th 2011
by Harlequin

"Does a crow become a salmon simply because it wished to? You do not know the first thing about mortality, prince-who-is-not. Why would you want to become like them?"
"Because," Grimalkin answered before I could say anything, "he is in love."
"Ahhh." The Witch looked at me ans shook her head. "I see. Poor creature. Then you will not hear a word I have to say"

I was in love. With a human.
I smiled bitterly at the thought. The old Ash, if faced with such a suggestion, woul've either laughed scornfully or removed the offender's head from his neck.

I finished The Iron Knight, and I will have a review up soon! Some things I will say here are that The Iron Knight fulfilled it's purpose. It tied up loose ends and let us explore Ash more in depth. After reading The Iron Knight now I am more convinced than ever that I love Ash and Julie Kagawa's writing!!

For an Iron Knight excerpt and more news on the next Iron Fey series plus Julie Kagawa's new Post Apocalyptic vampire series click here,

Monday, 25 July 2011

Review: Twilight: The Graphic Novel by Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim (Art/Adaptation)

Title: Twilight: The Graphic Novel
Author: Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim (Art/Adaptation)
Series: Twilight
Book #: 1
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
Book Rating: 
Published: March 16st, 2010
by Yen Press
When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret...

Beautifully rendered, this first installment of Twilight: The Graphic Novel 
Taschima's POV:
I don't think this book needs a full on review, but I'll give you my two cents. As far as adaptations go this one nailed it. It shows you the scenes and dialogue that really matters while cutting most of the prolonged boring crap. Success!

I loved the art. It's basically the sole reason I bought this book. I mean I already read the entire Twilight series so the main draw of this book is to see it in a new platform. All I got to say is that it looks better than the movie lol The way they portrayed the characters was interesting. I like how Bella was portrayed, but I kind of disliked Edward a bit. I have to say I prefer Robert Pattison to the Art Edward.

This is how it looks on the inside:

Sidenote: Nowhere in this book does it say that this is manga, it says GRAPHIC NOVEL, so don't expect the manga art. Expect something new and nice and interesting and good. It's good art. Young Kim is a very good artist.

The graphic novel is mostly in black and white, though it has parts with color (I applaud the parts they choose to have color because they stand out from the rest and they are important parts in the story). For example, the meadow scene is in color, and it looks amazing.

Would I pat $20 for each book in the graphic novel series? Hell no. For $20 bucks I can buy two other books with more pages than this, but I got to say that Twilight: The Graphic Novel is a great add for any Twilight fan's library everywhere. So what I'm basically saying is that it's a very good add to your collection if you like to collect books (which I do; but I got it at Borders for like $5) but if you just want to read it and see it for the hell of it, go to your library or spend 20 minutes in your closest bookstore (That's how long it took me to read this one)

PS; This is NOT the entire Twilight book, it's just part 1. Imagine the bill after all the graphic books are out and you wish to buy them at full price... ouch.

Part 2 will be coming out October 11th 2011:

Sunday, 24 July 2011

The Hunger Games MUSIC

Are you ready for some wicked awesome music inspired by The Hunger Games?

They call themselves District Tribute. I found their page on FB and I got to say, I really like how they portray certain parts of the book. Most of the music is instruments going at it (which does not appeal to me fully but as a backdrop for when your reading is delightful). I wish more of their songs were with people singing, but that does not mean that the music in itself is not beautiful and otherworldly.

Here is one of their songs that I really like, It's called The Hanging Tree, sound familiar?

"Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where they strung up a man
They say murdered three
Strange Things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met up at midnight
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where the dead man called out
For his love to flee
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met up at midnight
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where I told you to run
So we'd both be free
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met up at midnight
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Wear a necklace of rope
Side by side with me
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met up at midnight
In the hanging tree"

If you wish for more this is their Facebook Page and this is their Youtube Page. Anyways, how did you like it? Have you found other Hunger Games inspired music?

The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra Teaser Trailer!!

I know this has nothing to do with books, but I am a FAN of Avatar The Last Airbender (I have all DVDs to prove it) and they just released a trailer of the sequel to the original series and at the moment I am like this:

Yes, that excited!!!Avatar the Last Airbender is the story of a young monk (Aang)...

...and his friends Katara and Sokka- they are brother and sister. Katara is a water bender, and Sokka is the comic relief.

The series follows the adventures of the main protagonist Aang and his friends, who must save the world by defeating the evil Fire Lord and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation (wikipedia).

Also Aang is the Avatar (the only person in the whole world who can bend the 4 elements -water, earth, fire and air- to his will. One is born every time the previous one dies).

And it's full of AWESOME!! The great thing about this series is that it's so funny, and the plot is amazing and the characters are amazing. Basically you can't go wrong with The Avatar.

That was an introduction for those of you who haven't watched it, for those of you who have watched it and finished it well then IF YOU CLICK HERE you will get to see the trailer (the trailer is at on.Nick.com).

I just thought I'd share the great news. I can't wait for this new series to start.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

5 Reasons You Should Read Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I recently finished and reviewed Delirium, by Lauren Oliver, and although a review can give you some sense of if the book is good and why it is worth the read I think sometimes you just need that extra push over the edge. So here I am, trying my darnest to get you to read Delirium. Why? Because it's freaking awesome!

 Hardcover, Special Edition, 480 pages
Expected publication: August 2nd 2011
by HarperCollins Publishers
1.  " We shouldn't even be talking about this,. Someone could be-"
"Someone could be listening?" She cuts me off, finishes my sentence for me. " God Lena. I'm sick of that, too. Aren't you? Sick of always checking your back, looking behind you, watching hat you say, think, do. I can't -I can't breathe, I can't sleep, I can't move. I feel like there are walls everywhere. Everywhere I go -bam! There's a wall. Everything I want- bam! Another wall.
She rakes a hand through her hair. For once, she doesn't look pretty and in control. She looks pale and unhappy, and her expression reminds me of something, but I can't place it right away."

2. "Grace's life fell apart because of a single word: sympathizer.
My world fell apart because of a single word: suicide.
Correction: That was the first time my world exploded.
The second time my world exploded, it was also because of a word. A word that worked its way out of my throat and danced onto and out of my lips before I could think about it, or stop it.
The question was: Will you meet me tomorrow?
And the word was: Yes."

3. "That's the beauty of the cure. No one mentions those lost, hot days in the field, when Thomas kissed Rachel's tears away and invented worlds just so he could promise them to her, when she tore her skin off her own arms at the thought of living without him. I'm sure she's embarrassed by those days, if she remembers them at all. True, I don't see her that often now- just once every couple of months, when she remembers she is supposed to stop by- and in that way I guess you could say that even with the procedure I lost a little bit of her. But that's not the point. The point is that she's protected. The point is that she's safe."

4. "When he finally pulls away it's like a blanket has come down over my brain, quieting all my buzzing thoughts and questions, filling me with a calm and happiness as deep and cool as snow. The only world left is yes. Yes to everything.
I really like you Lena. Do you believe me now?
Can I walk you home?
Can I see you tomorrow?
Yes, yes, yes."

5. "You want to hear a different one?" He doesn't wait for me to answer before beginning to recite, "'How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.'"
There's that word again: love. My heart stops when he says it, then stutters into a frantic rhythm.
"I love thee to the deph and breadth and height my soul can reach..."
I know he's only speaking someone else's words, but they seem to come from him anyway. His eyes are dancing with light; in each of them I see a bright point of candlelight reflected.
He takes a step forward and kisses my forehead softly. "I love thee to the level of every day's most quiet need...'"
"Alex-" I start to say, but the word gets tangled in my throat.
He kisses each cheekbone- a delicious, skimming kiss, barely grazing my skin. "I love thee freely..."
"Alex," I say, a little louder. My heart is beating so fast I'm afraid it will burst from my ribs."
 You could get this one or if you don't like waiting you can get the one that is out now with the original cover:

Delirium (Delirium #1)

Just to warn you though, the cover of Pandemonium goes with the special edition cover so, it's your choice. Just read it!! Also not a lot of people say this, but I actually like this cover because when you take off the jacket on the book itself there's the complete picture of the girl in this cover. The whole face is showing, and not just bits and pieces like it is here. I like it, but oh well!

If you want to read my review on Delirium click here!

If you want to see the cover of Pandemonium click here!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Waiting on Wednesday Guys (x5)

I got 5 spectacular books for you this week.
Hope you like them and add them to your wish lists!!

Try not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard
Expected publication: 2012
by Viking

A dark and provocative novel  from the author of The Secret Year. 

Ryan spends most of his time alone at the local waterfall because it’s the only thing that makes him feel alive. He’s sixteen, post-suicidal, and trying to figure out what to do with himself after a stint in a mental hospital. Then Nicki barges into his world, brimming with life and energy, and asking questions about Ryan’s depression that no one else has ever been brave enough—or cared enough—to ask. 

Ryan isn’t sure why he trusts Nicki with his darkest secrets, but that trust turns out to be the catalyst that he desperately needs to start living again. 

Jennifer R. Hubbard has created a riveting story about a difficult but important subject.

Wander Dust by Michelle Warren
Releasing Fall 2011 

Ever since her sixteenth birthday, strange things keep happening to Seraphina Parrish. 

The Lady in Black… burns Sera’s memories. 

Unexplainable Premonitions… catapult her to other cities. 

The Grungy Gang… wants to kill her. 

And a beautiful, mysterious boy… stalks her. 

But when Sera moves to Chicago and her aunt reveals their family connection to a centuries old, secret society, she is immediately thrust into an unbelievable fantasy world, leading her on a quest to unravel the mysteries that plague her. In the end, their meanings crash into an epic struggle of loyalty and betrayal, and she’ll be forced to choose between the boy who has stolen her heart and the thing she desires most. 

Wander Dust is the breathtaking fantasy that will catapult you through a story of time and love.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2012
by Feiwel & Friends

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness.

But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet, Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling.

Fracture by Megan Miranda
Hardcover, 224 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2012
by Walker Books for Young Readers

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine—despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she’s far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can’t control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she’s reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy’s motives aren’t quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature—or something much more frightening?

For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death.

The List by Siobhan Vivian
Expected publication: April 2012

An intense look at the rules of high school attraction-and the price that's paid for them.

It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up. 

This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, "pretty" and "ugly." And it's also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.

The List may not be paranormal or strange, but I thought it has a good summary so what the hell! The cover for Fracture has been out for a while but I don't remember posting it here so I decided to just do it.  Plus it says it's for fans of Before I Fall, written by Lauren Oliver, and I recently read Delirium and loved it so, yeah! 

Cinder's cover (another Meyer coming to rock our worlds?) was released recently, and a looker it is! Plus, Cinderella mixed with cyborgs? MUST READ! Wander Dust was a little difficult to find a release date, I looked everywhere and still couldn't find a specific date. But oh well, I love the cover, and I like the summary, hopefully you will too. Finally, Try Not To Breathe... left me breathless when I saw the cover, so pretty. I haven't read The Secret Year yet though so I must read it before this one comes out!

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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Hunger Games Movie Poster!!

EXCITING!!! To be honest I kind of forgot for a second there that The Hunger Games was being made into a movie, with the Harry Potter excitement and Vampire Academy voting that's going on (it's crazy!). But I saw this poster and got excited all over again, it's real, it's here!

Look at that pretty Mockingjay! I am also VERY grateful they are playing this publicity from an angle of "war" and "sacrifice" and excitement and THE HUNGER GAMES, and not from a "triple romance!", "Ain't them hot" sort of angle. THANK YOU! Next I would like a poster with Katniss in it, but remember people, the story is about Katniss and the rebellion, not about the romance!! The romance is a very entertaining side dish, but it's not the main entree.

Also, the flames in the poster? They move. CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM DANCE! Ain't that awesome?!

PS; For those of you who have missed quite a bit:

The Tributes by District




Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium
Book #: 1
Pages: 441
Reading Level: Young Adult
Book Rating: 
Published: Feb.01st, 2011
by HarperTeen
Lauren Oliver's Official Website
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 governments 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.
Taschima's POV:

Now I'm absolutely positive the world is not ending on 2012. Why, well, if it were to end we wouldn't be able to read Lauren Oliver's sequel to Delirium, and I think I've been good enough in my life for this wish of mine to come true. My letter from Hogwarts got lost in the mail, so I at least deserve to read Pandemonium before I die!

In Lena's world love is something to be avoided, never talked about, love is a disease and you better count your lucky stars that your don't catch it. Lena is not like other teens though. Other teens have parents who are cured, parents who haven't showed them what being loved is actually like. Lena isn't as lucky. Her mother always loved her. When Lena fell of her bike, her mother showered her with kisses and told her she would be okay. Her mother used to dance and sing, she was full of life and love. Her mother's last words to Lena were "I love you. Remember. They cannot take it", and then Lena never saw her mother again. After that Lena went to live with her aunt and cousins, even changed her last name. After all no one wants to live with the last name that in a same breath came be combined with words such as suicide. So Lena moves on, but never forgets about the dances behind closed doors, or the kisses that came after the pain.

Lena, like every other teenager, is anxiously waiting for the day that she can be administered the "cure". Maybe if they do it to her she will be able to escape safe from the madness that led her mother to kill herself. One can only hope. But on a day while running out with her friend Hanna, the best friend who isn't afraid to think out of the box and take chances, Lena meets the boy who will change her views, her future, her entire life. Alex. Hanna always said that Lena didn't have it in her, she wasn't a risk taker, she was nice safe Lena, seems like it's time to find out if this is true... Is Lena even remotely capable of experiencing amor deliria nervosa?

I wouldn't compare this story to Romeo and Juliet at all. For one thing I very much dislike the story of Romeo and Juliet, another thing is that in Delirium the characters don't seem to meet up and instantly fall head over heels in love with each other, willing to give their lives away just because of a fling. No, in Delirium the characters grow and get to know each other and support each other and tell each other their deep dark thoughts and secrets, things they couldn't do with anybody else, they learn to trust each other and take comfort and support from each other. Lena grows and develops and learns to stand up for herself with the help of Alex and without the help of Alex. She is strong, a fighter, and I know that no matter whatever happens in her future she knows enough to never give up, not going down so easily, not without a fight.

Love is a many splendored thing,
Love lifts us up where we belong,
All you need is love
-Ewan McGregor, Moulin Rouge

This novel reminded me in so many different little parts of other dystopian novels. The electrically charged fences, used to keep intruders out as much as to keep others in, from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the slow but ever increasing awareness that the main character is opened to over time, from Matched by Ally Condie. The operation that the people in the novel have to grow through at a certain point of their lives, from Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Even though it reminds me of other novels Delirium stands all on its own. It's spectacular and incredible, and if you haven't read it yet is because your insane. It's worth the buy 100%.

Also even though I was against the government all the way I could also understand where their argument comes from, and how their solution may in fact help a previously screwed up world. I still don't think that giving up love is worth all the ramifications, but being able to see the other sides view and how it may actually help some people makes the whole thing that much more complex and so much more worth reading.

It's because of this and so many other details that I love Delirium. Page after page I became entranced with the story, captivated by the characters, stupefied by the society, and baffled that anybody would prefer to live a life full of emptiness instead of living a life that although at times its sure to be painful it also holds the key to a world of wonderful possibilities like never before.

I also thought it was so hilarious that this was all happening on the US. It seems like all the other countries weren't on the same program. We who pride ourselves of being progressive and open minded and in the US they are implementing "love" cures. It's ironic really, and I love me some Irony.

My Status Updates from Goodreads:
  • 07/17 page 107 24.0%
    "Instantly hoooked, it reminds me a bit of Matched, the protagonist does, it's all good for now."

  • 07/18 page 296 67.0%
    "And now he's a poet, oh gosh, this man is just so sweet and rebellious, and fantastic... I love thee too Alex."

  • 07/18  page 338 77.0%
    "WHAAAT!? Oh well, it isn't that shocking really, but give me a moment while I go like this -> :O"

  • 07/18  page 396 90.0%
    "Now Im scared, everything seems to be working out, but I remember a lot of people saying how much they cried after reading this novel, so now Im really scared of whats going to happen to these characters that I love."

  • 07/18  page 441 100.0%
The ending was definitely not what I was expecting. I was expecting something to happen, but not what actually happened. It was unexpected, and exquisite. I loved every single second of it. Even the parts that I didn't like, and made me want to scream my head of, I loved. Wanna see how my reading progress went after I hit page 261?

This review may be long, but its worth it. Books you love sometimes need all the words you can give to them.

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