Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (February 1, 2011)
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.
This was different to say the least. A world where love is a disease...I really liked this book it wasn't what I expected, but I liked it. I didn't really like Lena at first but through out the book she grew on me. There were are few things in this that really struck me, there was a scene where a child fell and was crying but no one came to care for the child or even check on them, how in a world without love do these people care for there children? Being a mother I look at this and it is rather terrifying...a world where I could no love my daughter, or hug her or be anything but almost completely indifferent towards her...that is scary. But Lena knew love from her mother and found love with a special boy and she refused to let love go. She has lived her life learning that this disease will kill her but she is okay with that, because in a world with no love, love might just be the best thing you can find. I really can't wait for the next book. I want to find out what happens to Lena, Alex, Hana, and Grace. I give this 4.5 stars!