Review: Alex (Delirium #1.1) by Lauren Oliver

No-Brainer

Title:  Alex
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher/Year: Harper Collins 11/25/14
Length:  49 pages
Series:  Delirium #1.1

Overview

This captivating digital original story set in the world of Lauren Oliver’s New York Timesbestselling Delirium series focuses on Alex, Lena’s first love.

When Alex sacrificed himself to save Lena, he thought he was committing himself to certain death, but what he got was almost worse. Imprisoned and tortured by the guards, his mind forces him to relive a past he would rather forget. But in the dark he grows stronger. Both hopeful and terrified, he fights to find his way back to her and the love he still clings to.

In this digital story that will appeal to fans of Delirium and welcome new admirers to its world, readers will learn of Alex’s time after the events of Delirium, as well as the dark past that he has tried to forget.

My Thoughts

I don’t know why it’s taken me soo soo long to read this one but it’s cute.  That’s about all i can say about it.  You’ll all remember what happened after Lena and Alex try to escape and they are getting over the fence and Lena makes it while Alex does not.  We know that he’s thrown into the Crypt and this novella picks up right around that time – when we’re seeing what he’s living in and then what happens when he’s broken out.

What i like here though is that you see that Alex always loves Lena and that she’s what’s keeping him going.  He’s definitely banking on her being alive to pull him through his imprisonment and i think that it’s something that is really good to see – especially knowing where the story has gone through the latter installments.

The frustrating thing that i find in these types of novellas is that we get teased.  they just aren’t enough because you don’t get a chance to see much depth.  you dont see what he’s really going through in all this and what’s deep in his head.  you also don’t get a lot of character interactions – but at least you see how the story progressed from this angle since we’ll really only get Lena’s in the 2nd book. On that note – happy friday!

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