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Just Reviewed “Delirium” and “Pandemonium” at SBR

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Folks, if you love YA dystopian romances, you may well enjoy Lauren Oliver’s work.  She can tell a good story; the main problem I had with both of her novels, DELIRIUM and PANDEMONIUM (both featuring the same character and milieu), is that the back story is not well thought out.  (To be blunt, there’s no way on Earth that the nasty version of the USA Oliver’s conceived of could wipe out every religion except the state-sponsored one in less than seventy years.  It cannot be done.)  I expect more out of my YA dystopian fantasy romances than this.

That said, the romances here mostly work.  And Oliver’s storytelling ability is sound.  So you might like these books a whole lot more than I did.

Anyway, here’s the link:

http://shinybookreview.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/2-for-1-sbr-special-lauren-olivers-dystopian-romances/

Have at!

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Written by Barb Caffrey

June 23, 2012 at 11:51 pm

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