Books by Lauren Oliver

BROKEN THINGS by Lauren Oliver
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A page-turner for sure, but this meta romp teeters into preciousness. (Mystery. 14-adult)"
Friendship and fandom turn deadly for a group of teen girls. Read full book review >
RINGER by Lauren Oliver
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Speculative fiction at its core, Oliver's novel is also a reflection on the nature of humanity as explored through the dualities of life/death, autonomy/ownership, truth/lies, and good/evil. (Science fiction. 15-adult)"
It has been three weeks since the Haven Institute fell, but it still has subjects Lyra and Gemma in its insidious grip. Read full book review >
Released: April 11, 2017

"Continued reliance on formula makes this third outing too much like the first two. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Set in the 1930s, this third book of the Curiosity House series continues to follow four orphans who are performers and residents of Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. Read full book review >
REPLICA by Lauren Oliver
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A reading experience not to be missed—or forgotten. (Science fiction. 15 & up)"
Two girls from very different backgrounds find autonomy, strength, and identity as they fight against corporate greed and medical corruption. Read full book review >
Released: May 3, 2016

"Strained and derivative, without sufficient depth to compensate. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Sam, Thomas, Max, and Pippa are in danger of losing the only home they've ever known, in Depression-era New York City. Read full book review >
THE SHRUNKEN HEAD by Lauren Oliver
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Though ambitious, this Gothic misses the mark. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Four orphans employ highly unusual talents to solve a series of murders in 1930s New York City. Read full book review >
VANISHING GIRLS by Lauren Oliver
Released: March 3, 2015

"This is an uneven read that suffers from grandiose ambitions. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two sisters' lives are irrevocably changed by a shared accident. Read full book review >
ROOMS by Lauren Oliver
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"This satisfying novel will be enjoyed by Oliver's fans and bring new ones to the fold."
A smoky and realistic ghost story that subverts cliché. Read full book review >
PANIC by Lauren Oliver
Released: March 4, 2014

"The only thing more terrifying than the game itself is not getting the chance to play it. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Oliver makes a white-knuckle return to realism that will have readers up until the wee hours. Read full book review >
REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver
Released: March 5, 2013

"A dystopian tour de force. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
Fraught with high-stakes action and gripping emotion, the final chapters of Lena Haloway's journey will have readers breathlessly turning the pages. Read full book review >
THE SPINDLERS by Lauren Oliver
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Richly detailed, at times poetic, ultimately moving; a book to be puzzled over, enjoyed and, ideally, read aloud. (Final illustrations not seen.) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Liza must venture Below to rescue her little brother's soul, stolen by evil, power-hungry spider people called spindlers, in this refreshingly creepy, intricately woven tale. Read full book review >
Released: March 6, 2012

"From the grief-stricken shell of her former self to a nascent refugee and finally to a full-fledged resistance fighter, Lena's strength and the complexity of her internal struggles will keep readers up at night. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
It's been six months since readers first met 17-year-old Lena Haloway, desperately in love in a world that considers such feelings an infection to be permanently and irrevocably "cured." Read full book review >
LIESL & PO by Lauren Oliver
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"An irresistible read: This book sings. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A wonderfully imaginative, startlingly moving and at times wickedly funny fantasy. Read full book review >
DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The abrupt ending leaves enough unanswered questions to set breathless readers up for volume two of this trilogy. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Oliver's artfully detailed prose reveals, brick by brick, the sturdy dramatic foundation of an initially implausible premise. Read full book review >
BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver
Released: March 1, 2010

"Unexpectedly rich. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
When your novel's heroine opens the story as a popular, mean highschooler, the story will be one of two things: a paean to Dolce & Gabbana or a tale of redemption. Read full book review >