Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven [Mini-Review]

Title: Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel & Raven
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: Short Stories; Dystopian
Pages: 224
Year: 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Personal Collection
Rating: 4/5

Publisher’s Summary:

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.


So I read these stories long after I finished the second book in the series and I still haven’t read the last book so I spent a lot of this trying to remember who everyone was and how they fit into Lena’s story. I wish series books came with summaries for people with poor memories like me. But once I figured it out again, I enjoyed the stories and the new perspective. I especially liked Hana’s since it was the basically the first book from her perspective. And reading Raven’s backstory was helpful to see why she is the way she is.

I need to finish this series…

One thought on “Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven [Mini-Review]

  1. Kailana March 23, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    One day I really must try Lauren Oliver. I have never read anything by her!


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