Music Monday: Delirium + Firework

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Music Monday: Delirium + Firework

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium #1
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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.

Music Monday is a feature where I post a video of a song that reminds me of something or someone I’ve read…anything that relates to it in my mind.

What songs remind you of certain books or character?? Create a post and leave the link or just tell me about them in the comments. I’d love to know!!

In Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Lena has never known what it is to be in love. She’s been the quiet one, the one needing to stay under the radar…until she meets Alex. After Alex, it’s like her heart wakes up…

So I’ve had Katy Perry’s Firework in my head alllll week, and when I thought of the words, Delirium came to mind. Only problem..the original version doesn’t do justice to the feeling of this book. So…then I remembered a few weeks ago, a couple of friends of mine posted this cover all over Facebook & Twitter. It’s a stunning acoustic cover by Ren Patrick. (Awesome side-note: Ren’s from Houston, TX!!)

When I hear this version, all I picture is Lena & Alex..together…in love. I see him telling her these things. Oh, oh, oh. :)



About Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver comes from a family of writers and so has always (mistakenly) believed that spending hours in front of the computer every day, mulling over the difference between “chortling” and “chuckling,” is normal. She has always been an avid reader. Before I Fall is her first published novel. She is deeply grateful for the chance to continue writing, as she has never been particularly good at anything else.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

6 Responses to “Music Monday: Delirium + Firework”

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    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm following you back I really love your header! Happy Reading!^^

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    Nina B.

    What a great song! I think I love this version better than the other one.And thank you for dropping by my blog, I'm sorry I only got to visit your blog just now, too busy with real life. LOL. I love your site it's so cool! And thanks for the follow, I'm returning the favor :DHappy Valentine's Day!Brush Up On Your Reading

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    Jennifer A

    I just saw you on Parajunkee;s site and I wanted to come check out your blog. I did the same thing you did- took a break from reading and then came back full force with Twilight (I've always loved reading, but in High school and college I didn't have as much time for it). :)I am really liking your blog! It's very pretty and I like that you post songs that make you think of characters. This one is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! Jennifer

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