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 Hey y’all, Taylor here, it’s time for….
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This week the topic was choosing books we would recommend to people who don’t normally read within a certain genre. It could be a broad topic like all of YA, or like I chose, a specific genre within YA fiction. So, below are all the dystopian/sci-fi books I would recommend to those who normally stay away!
Oh! and in other huge news, I think I may have finally gotten up the courage to start making a few youtube videos to go along with this blog. I feel like I do better speaking than I do writing… So the new channel is…

 Ahh! I’m so excited but very nervous. I kind of just don’t want anyone that I know in real life to know about it quite yet- do any other book vloggers feel the same way? 
Anyways- I am planning on making my first two videos tomorrow morning, so no telling if they will be up yet- but if you follow the book blogging community on youtube you could just go ahead and subscribe anyways..?! haha!
Anyways, without further ado- the books you should read if you are scared of dystopians or books that dip a little into the sci-fi realm of things. 
By the way, no order at all to it!

Divergent (Divergent, #1)Article 5 (Article 5, #1)
Variant (Variant, #1)The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Inside Out (Insider, #1)The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)Uglies (Uglies, #1)Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
The Giver (The Giver, #1)Delirium

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Reviewer: Taylor
Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
From: Bought
Series: YES
Rating:4/5

  
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 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.

Ahhh! I FINALLY,  finally, finally read this. and truly enjoyed it. 


The book did start out a little slow for me. I feel like there were so many pages used just to set up the story. I understand we need a good set up to help us understand the story, but I just found myself not as motivated to read towards the beginning of this book.


However, that is really the only semi-bad thing I have to say about this book. The rest was so, so good. I can’t imagine living in a society where love is considered a disease. At the beginning of each chapter, Lauren Oliver would have some sort of quotation or traditional saying that referred to the harmfulness of the deliria. I loved them! They made the society seem that much more real.

Characters- I give an A+. I loved how Lena wasn’t a rule breaker at all in the beginning. Too often I think we begin the story with an already strongwilled, hard headed heroine. However, in this case, Lena was stubborn, but she was being stubborn about wanting and needing to follow the rules. She did not want to break the mold of society. And, I loved witnessing the realization and evolution that came with Lena’s character. Also, Alex. I loved Alex. Why? because he was NOT a jerk in any way, he treated Lena right, and he was handsome and brave. Ahhh.


but that ending. OH, that ending. Just wait and see if you haven’t read it. Basically, I NEED PANDEMONIUM NOW.


thanks so much for reading!


Taylor