Lena lives in a world where love is a disease and everyone over 18 is cured. But when Lena meets a boy and feels the first hint of love, her world is turned upside down. Lena starts putting the pieces together about the love disease and her mother’s disappearance from her life. The world-building in Delirium is fantastic and you’ll want to learn about the society that decides love is a bad thing.
This is the first of a trilogy and the second book, Pandemonium, doesn’t disappoint. There are also several short stories that give you a different perspective of the world Oliver builds and the third in the series, Requiem, is scheduled to be released in March 2013.
Considering all of the individual stories that take place over the course of the trilogy, it’s no surprise that there’s interest in adapting this series into a TV show.
- Delirium (#1)
- “Hana” (#1.5) — See events of Delirium from Hana’s perspective — Lena’s best friend — in this short story
- Pandemonium (#2)
- “Annabel” (#0.5) — A short story about Lena’s mother — chronologically, the events happen before Delirium and Pandemonium, but best read after the events of Pandemonium.
- “Raven” (#2.5) — Scheduled release date: March 2013
- Requiem (#3) — Scheduled release date: March 2013