Delirium Stories by Lauren Oliver: Hana, Annabel, & Raven.
Book Summary: For the first time, Lauren Oliver's short stories about characters in the Delirium world appear in print. Originally published as digital novellas, Hana, Annabel, and Raven each center around a fascinating and complex character who adds important information to the series and gives it greater depth. This collection also includes an excerpt from Requiem, the final novel in Oliver's New York Times bestselling series.
Hana is told through the perspective of Lena's best friend, Hana Tate. Set during the tumultuous summer before Lena and Hana are supposed to be cured, this story is a poignant and revealing look at a moment when the girls' paths diverge and their futures are altered forever.
Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery--a ghost from Lena's past--until now. Her journey from teenage runaway to prisoner of the state is a taut, gripping narrative that expands the Delirium world and illuminates events--and Lena--through a new point of view.
And as the passionate, fierce leader of a rebel group in the Wilds, Raven plays an integral role in the resistance effort and comes into Lena's life at a crucial time. Crackling with intensity, Raven is a brilliant story told in the voice of one of the strongest and most tenacious characters in the Delirium world.
Hana: I've read this before, already. So check out my review! http://bookaholic-ness.blogspot.com/2012/07/book-review-hana-by-lauren-oliver.html
Annabel: Lena's mom, Annabel. Throughout the whole entire trilogy I was wondering about her. Since we never really got to know her. At most, she was just a ghost of Lena's past, although still alive. But in this book, it told her story. Her whole story. She's has such a background and it was a comforting thought knowing her escape plan, and how Thomas helped her too. How she never forgot about her daughters, how she stayed sane the whole time.
Raven: I've always liked Raven. She was always a leader. In the trilogy, I got to know her well enough but not too well. I knew there was more to her, and her novella totally proved it. She's amazing!
Alex: He wasn't part of the Delirium Stories paperback collection. His story was a limited one, only in the backs of the preordered copies of Requiem. And, I was one of the lucky ones who decided to preorder. Surprise for me! (; Alex is a wonderful character, and I'm so glad that I got to see into his past. It makes him that much more understandable and interesting. Alex has always been the mystery boy that didn't like to reveal too much of himself. But we all got to know how kind and caring he was. It was nice reading from his PoV.
It's really cool how these got put together. What I like about the Delirium world is that every character has a background, a story. (: Fab. It's sad that I there's no more of the Delirium books to read, but they'll always be stored in my memory. Good enough?
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