Book Videos of the Week: Delirium and Angelfire

There were two videos for this week that we watched, we loved and had even us excited about the books more than ever. The first one is Delirium by Lauren Oliver and it's a dystopian. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I wanted to read it. In the video, the author shares how she came up with the idea for Delirium, why she set the book in Portland, Maine and more.

I'm sure most of you have heard of Delirium. But if you haven't (and I think this book is worth looking into), here's the blurb (from Goodreads):

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 governments 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.

Next is Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton and this book is a paranormal. Leslie is super excited for this book--she's the bigger YA paranormal reader between the both of us. Nowadays when it comes to paranormals I'm wary because most are so formulaic and Twilight-esque that it feels like I'm reading the same book over and over, the only difference being the characters' names. However, once I saw this video and looked more into the book I pretty much share Leslie's excitement. In the video, the author tells us the basic plot of the book but the highlight is when she shows us weapons from the book and how they are used to kill reapers.

Here's the blurb for Angelfire (from Goodreads):

This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action.

When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.

A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.

Let us know what you think of the videos. If you already read one or both of the books, did they live up to your expectations? Happy Friday everyone!! :D

1 comment

  1. Delirium definitely lived up to my expectations and exceeded it. Oliver is a huge YA talent and she cannot write fast enough for me.

    I am so excited about Angelfire and after viewing the video, now even more so. Thanks for sharing.

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