Published Feb 7th 2012 by Harper Collins
They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever.
And I’ve always believed them.
Now everything has changed.
Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love
Book Review: 3.75 stars
I have been in such a reading funk lately. Honestly I think this is the first book I have read in like 2 weeks, and it took me that same amount of time actually finish it. Not because it was bad, but because I have just been busy. And I always find that when I don’t get the chance to read every day that I find myself distanced from the story, so its hard to get back into it. Which is why I only gave it a 3.75 rating.
Overall I thought the concept of this story was incredibly unique and thought provoking. A world without ‘love’, I would definitely hate to experience that. And yet I admired how Oliver created this world with logical outcomes of what might happen if there was in fact a cure. I really enjoyed the little snippets of different books and poems at the beginning of each chapter. It helped me understand the world a little better.
I absolutely adored Alex and Lena. And I am so super duper excited for the TV show, especially to see how these two are portrayed. Hopefully Darren does Alex justice!
I did find that the book dragged on a bit, especially in the first half. There was lots of world and relationship building, which although it was necessary, it just took a while for me to get through. An yet I am still excited to continue this series!!