Invalid A. Sheathes

Oh no!  Alex Sheathes has been trapped and captured!  Spoilers below!

 It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Alex and when he sacrificed himself so Lena could make it to the wilds, I was crushed.  His fate still weighs heavily on my mind and I’m actually a little nervous to find out just what happened to him.  I hope things weren’t as horrible as I am imagining.

Big thanks to the always dependable thelastdivergent.tumblr.com for this!

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Classification

From One Invaliddaydreamer to her viewers. Which class are you in?

Image comes courtesy of i-met-an-invalid on Tumblr. Thank you.

“Gray” Gives Me Shivers

Fellow Delirium fan reverieinancientgreek recently posted this on her tumblr.

This quote reminds me of another one of my favorites, which I love simply because Alex is so cunning:

”    ‘There was an…incident at her evaluation,’ he says, his voice icy. He and the guard are both staring at me.  … ‘Nothing too severe. But her parents and my superiors thought she might benefit from a little reminder of the dangers of disobedience.
   The guard flicks his eyes over me. … ‘What kind of incident,’ he says…
   He drops his voice, but I can still hear him. ‘Her favorite color is the color of sunrise.’ “

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Okay, Invalids, what are your odd favorites? I’ll start: My favorite smell is the smell of laundry in the wash. Not as poetic as the gray of a sunrise, but hey, we’ve all got our quirks!

Lauren Oliver reads from Pandemonium

To celebrate the much anticipated release of Pandemonium, Lauren Oliver reads aloud from the thrilling sequel! So everyone, grab your brand new copies of Pandemonium and read along!

Until next time,

I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.

 

Character Analysis

So, I’ve decided to do a series of character analysis’s just to give you guys an insight into my perception of the characters. Feel free to send your character analysis to: thefandomdelirium@gmail.com and we’ll be sure to post them on the site!

Lena Halloway

One thing I hate about heroine’s in young adult fiction, is that when you first read them, they often come across as very…needy or pushy or cocky. It’s as though they feel the need to prove that the leading female character in a story doesn’t always have to be the ‘damsel in distress’ type which, don’t get me wrong, is great but they push the idea of a strong independent, female character to the point where she becomes impossible to relate to and often kind of preachy.

When I first read Lena, she instantly grabbed my attention due to her vulnerability. She wasn’t a revolutionary character who was breaking the mould of society and setting new boundaries, but rather, just an ordinary young woman who was subject to the same conventions and social norms as everyone else in her world, and had to be pushed into seeing the powers that be, for what they really are, and then making a stand against them.

I think my favourite moment with Lena is when she is at her Evaluation, and she is asked why she likes Romeo and Juliet, and rather than give the answer the Evaluators were expecting (something along the lines of, because it’s a cautionary tale about the dangers of love) she answers simply with, ‘It’s beautiful’. This is the first time the reader is shown the side of Lena that she wants, perhaps even subconsciously, to keep hidden from the world. It is the first time we think, yep, she’s going to defy this dystopian society. It is also the first time Lena says something that is just raw honesty.

The thing about Lena, is that she sees the world in a way that and artist, musician or poet might, she sees the light and dark of the world and thinks them equally beautiful. It just takes a chance meeting with a young boy named Alex to give her the confidence she needs to stand up for what she believes in. The way she grows so naturally throughout the book, rather than in a sudden implausible way, makes her extremely realistic and easy to relate to.

More character analysis’s coming soon! Stay tuned for the analysis on Hanna!

Until next time

I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.

Fight For Love!

Today is a day to celebrate that which the Cured’s among us can never experience. Love. An emotion to be treasured above all others. What would we be without love? Without passion? Without lust even! The world can never survive as a cured entity, which is why today more than ever we must rise up against all the powers that endeavour to silence true love.

Happy Valentines day oh brave, fierce warriors against all that is Cured!

Tell us your Valentines stories! We’d love to hear them! Email us at thefandomdelirium@gmail.com or comment on this post!

Until next time,

I love you. Remember. They can not take it.

My Cast Picks for Delirium!

These are the actors that I think would be perfect for roles in Delirium for the film, which is anticipated for production!!

(Note: This would be the cast if you could mix and match the best from the Young Adult/Fantasy world.)

Lena – played by Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments, The Blind Side)

Hana – played by Dianna Agron (Glee star)

Alex – played by Tom Felton (Harry Potter)

Rachel – Played by Emma Watson (Harry Potter)

Gracie – Played by Savannah Paige Rae (Parenthood)

Jenny – played by Elle Fanning (We Bought a Zoo, Super 8)

Aunt Carol – played by Nicole Kidman (The Golden Compass, Moulin Rouge, The Others)

Lena’s Mother – played by Amy Adams (Enchanted, Doubt)

Anyway, hope you like my picks!

Until next time,

I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.