|Photos courtesy of D. Sharon Pruitt and Lauren Oliver|
It’s only natural that we turn to Lauren Oliver when we’re talking love stories as part of our Literary Swoon series, especially since Lauren describes herself as an “avid reader.” Delirium explored a world in which love is a disease and the young couple at its center have to overcome great odds to be together, so it comes as no surprise that the author herself seems drawn to stories where love doesn’t necessarily come easily.
Beware the spoiler below if you haven’t read the book.
|Cindy Ferguson papercut|
I was super into Jane Austen as a young adult! I think I’ve read Pride and Prejudice about 87 times, no lie.
My favorite romantic scene in a book is DEFINITELY when Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth FINALLY get on the same page about their feelings for each other.
“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever.”
“It taught me to hope,” said he, “as I had scarcely ever allowed myself to hope before.”
Lauren Oliver is the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall, Liesl & Po, and Delirium. Stay in touch with her via her website, blog, and Twitter for all the latest news! Her latest title Pandemonium (Delirium #2) will be released on February 28, 2012.
Check out the rest of the Literary Swoon series!
Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls
Gail Carriger, author of Soulless
Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy
Deborah Cooke, author of Flying Blind
Cynthia Hand, author of Unearthly
Shirley Marr, author of Fury
Lauren Oliver, author of Delirium
Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood
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