Title: Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel & Raven
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: Short Stories; Dystopian
Source: Personal Collection
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…