Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late. In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.
Praise for Lauren Oliver: 'The new Hunger Games' Cosmopolitan Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction ... [DELIRIUM] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. The Sunday Times on DELIRIUM Amazing, unputdownable! Grazia on DELIRIUM Thrilling and thought-provoking ... Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive. Heat on PANDEMONIUM Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence. The Times on ROOMS A very sophisticated novel ... Oliver handles her characters with an impressive lightness of touch and writes evocatively about youth ... a clever, funny, insightful and utterly addictive novel Daily Mail on BEFORE I FALL 'Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its centre. Read it with all the lights on'. -- E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars This book grips hard - it's impossible to put down, and there is no lull - the pacing is perfect. -- The Book Bag on ROOMS The twists and turns this novel take the reader on are both shocking and gripping...The carefully layered prose and intense emotions threaded through the pages kept me absorbed and intrigued from beginning to end. The writing style very much reminded me of Gillian Flynn... Thrilling, dark, and full of suspense, this book will take you on a psychological journey that you won't forget in a hurry -- The Bookbag Perfect for readers who devoured We Were Liars, it's the sort of novel that readers will race to finish, then return to the beginning to marvel at how it was constructed-and at everything they missed Publishers Weekly (starred review) 'Bestselling Oliver weaves a taut mystery interspersed with blog posts about Madeline's disappearance, and the story is made all the more compelling by Nick and Dara's close but troubling relationship, marked by both love and intense jealousy' Booklist 'Creepier and sweeter than Gone Girl' MTV.com 'A tense, clever psychological thriller, with a devastating denouement that will make you want to start the book all over again. A perfect showcase for Oliver's exceptional talents.' Daily Mail There are twists in the plot you'd never see coming... there's enough suspense to have you rattling through it in a few days Heat This is a tight, tense psychological thriller; a fascinating look at the complicated mixture of love, loathing and rivalry that can exist between sisters The Times A mesmerising psychological thriller that is also a teasing literary game The Sunday Times This brilliant thriller has a killer twist Fabulous Magazine A mesmerising psychological thriller Sunday Times Culture magazine
Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her achingly beautiful first novel, BEFORE I FALL. She followed that up with the compellingly addictive DELIRIUM trilogy and her new novel, PANIC, in which she explores the true meaning of hope and fear. Lauren's first adult novel, ROOMS, published in September 2014 to huge critical acclaim. She is also the author of two novels for young readers, LIESL & PO and THE SPINDLERS, delightful, scary and magical novels that are certain to become modern classics of children's writing. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her online at www.laurenoliverbooks.com