This is a feature where I will rank all the books I have read by favorite authors.
I have this weird relationship with Lauren Oliver. I love her writing and always find the concept of her books fascinating. Still, they don’t always work for me. I still consider her a favorite author because I will read any YA or Adult book she puts out. I have read every full-length YA and adult novel she has written so far. I know she has MG novels and short stories but I haven’t gotten into those so they aren’t in this post.
Let’s get to the ranking!
This is her latest book and sadly I think my least favorite. The concept sounded so awesome and I really think it ends there. I wasn’t impressed with the characters and I don’t think it was as interesting or action-packed as it could have (should have) been. But I am sure I will read the next installment because that is how I roll.
I believe this is her only adult book. Again amazing concept. Told from different rooms in an old house and from various POVs – including ghosts – I was really excited. Some of the twists and turns really worked but some fell flat. Also, a lot of the book was almost boring for me. This is an instance where her writing was what was the best part.
This was my first Lauren Oliver book that was recommended by an IRL friend. This is where I became interested in anything she did. The concept worked, the writing was beautiful and it was addicting to read.
This book was amazing for me. It put together all the things I love about her books in one and pulled it off to the very end. I was sucked into it from the beginning and couldn’t easily guess the outcome or exactly what was going on – which added so much to the book.
My favorites!! The Delirium series is probably my favorite trilogy /series ever. I was intrigued after Before I Fall but was obsessed after these. It is funny because I only rated them 4 stars because I was such a stingier reviewer but I think I would have bumped them up now. I look back on them so fondly and I even loved the last book and the ending (which I believe is an unpopular opinion!!!)