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Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven (Delirium 0.5, 1.5, 2.5)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by HarperCollins
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Lynn ಠ_ಠ
Dec 31, 2012 Lynn ಠ_ಠ marked it as to-read
It's nice of them to release a print collection of the novellas. :)

Though I did wish they used the flowers on the novella covers of Hana, Annabel and Raven instead of Delirum/Pandemonium/Requiem.

EDIT;
I made one for fun (because I especially like the flowers on Raven <3)
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kari
Apr 03, 2013 kari rated it did not like it
Half a star.
Yes, you read that right. One half and I give her that simply because I like her writing style. BUT, there is no need for these stories.
I have trouble with this series as I feel the world-building is so slight that I still have no idea why the world works as it does or why the government outlawed love. I could understand outlawing hate or envy, but why do away with love? Kindly explain this.
So, since this world is, for me anyway, so nebulous and murky, I thought to be fair that I sh
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Apr 18, 2015 ᴄᴀᴍ rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Las historias cortas son lo de Lauren! En general me gustaron muchísimo, hubo algunas que mas que otras, pero ninguna me desagrado. Especificando:
Annabel: Esta historia me gusto un montón! Nos revela información que no sabíamos de la madre de Lena, cosas anteriores y durante Delirium. En Delirium se habla cobre la madre de Lena pero no se cuenta mucha cosa en especifico, y esta bueno que acá te revele mas. Es un personaje que me gusta bastante, porque siempre lucho porque lo que quería y por su
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Auni
Sep 30, 2015 Auni rated it liked it
3.5 stars

i am reviewing this book by parts!

Hana

if i were to rate it as only one short story, i'll give it a star out of five. why?

hana's story was entirely unnecessary. why again? because in her short story, there was nothing new that i could discover. its just that the story is just some snippets of delirium in her POV. #boring


Annabel

5 stars

Annabel Halloway is a bad ass girl when she was in her adolescence. a rebel to be precise. she has this spirit where she never loses hope eventhough the wo
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Alexandria
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Mary Kate
Jun 04, 2013 Mary Kate rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-library
I liked Hana's POV a lot. I have always loved her character! But I was also LOVING Annabel's POV. I would love to get some more information from her perspective, about her marriage to Conrad, about how she got involved with the resistance... She is an awesome character that gets way more developed in this novella, which was wonderful. Raven was okay. I honestly never really cared for her as a character. But the other two were great! And I've also read the novella "Alex" which was also very good. ...more
Faith
Jul 08, 2013 Faith rated it it was ok
I enjoyed Anabel's POV the most, and found her voice to be the most authentic and accurate to what had been depicted about her character in Delirium and Pandemonium.

I didn't expect the twist in Hana's story but I like the way in which the author dealt with it, as well as the poetic and beautiful writing.

The let down of this novella, (as many seem to agree), is Raven's part. It was confusing and her story seemed all over the place. Hence, it brought down this entire novella as it was the last c
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Mikala
Dec 01, 2014 Mikala rated it liked it
Novellas always seem to leave me disappointed. I usually will only read novellas if they are printed in a physical, bind-up form because they just never feel worth the time or money to read separately, especially when they are usually pretty boring and uneventful. I have only ever read one novella that actually added something new and useful to the series it was born from. Delirium Stories wasn't horrible by any means, but it was definitely dull and kind of pointless. I absolutely adore the Deli ...more
Kate  Van Rompaey
*Average Rating of Short Stories: 2*

If I told you that this is a quality piece of work and that it's worth your money, I'd be lying to you. But you, know maybe it's just because I'm the one with the issues. '

I came across this in the library and figured I'd check it out especially since I have been reading the series now. I wish I hadn't. It was 25 minutes of my life that I will never get back. Maybe 25 minutes isn't that big of a deal, but for a college student like me time is everything. So do
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Amanda
Feb 20, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it
4 stars.
Three pivotal characters, three unique novellas.

Like I do with these novella anthologies, I will compile all my Delirium novella reviews into this review to save virtual shelf space and keep things organised.


Hana
This is told in Hana’s POV and covers the summer before she is cured, before Lena escapes to the Wilds.

Hana is one of those girls who is carefree and wild, wanting to live life to the fullest before it is taken away from her. I really love her voice. It’s fun and bubbly but al
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Eunice Hannah
Apr 04, 2013 Eunice Hannah rated it it was amazing
The Delirium Stories is a peak into Hana, Annabel and Raven's lives. It's a offers Delirium fans of a new perspective on the delirium world.

Okay. Well, when this first came out I was so excited to get my hands on it. And when I did, I tore through the book. Mainly because I haven't read any of the three novella's before. I was never really too fond of ebooks so... Anyway,I was pleased to hear from a different mind, other than Lena's. But I do love Lena. And this review is free of spoiler... Depe
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the golden witch.
Guys, I can't tell you how happy I am that Harper decided to collect all three novellas for this trilogy and put them into one print omnibus. As much as I love e-books and the web, there's just no substitute for having the hardcopy in your hand. These three stories are integral to the "Delirium" trilogy, and in order to understand each book better, everyone should read them between each book. While I wish they'd included the Alex short story that comes with the first print of "Requiem", otherwis ...more
Heather
Mar 13, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing
I feel as though I should review this book as 3 separate parts.
Its been two days and I can finally put my thoughts and emotions into words.

Hana: 4 stars
I wasn't to thrilled with this section. I felt there wasn't much to be learned from her part. I did enjoy her perspective though of that last summer. I could feel her jealousy rising, bubbling to the surface and than... finally breaking. (view spoiler)
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Beatriz
Mar 08, 2013 Beatriz rated it really liked it
Loved Annabel and Raven. Had previously read Hana, so didn't bother to re-read it. Hana was my least favorite story. Sure it sheds some light on a few things, but it didn't make me like her. Mostly because of what she did to Lena and Alex.

I really liked Annabel's story. It answered some of the questions I had about her. Also, her story was very well-written. I wish it would have been a little longer.

Raven's story made me so sad! I had no idea what she'd gone through, even at the end. It was rea

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Allie
Dec 23, 2015 Allie rated it liked it
I really loved the additional stories in this book. They helped develop the characters in the Delirium series and they made the characters more meaningful and worth paying attention to and/or grieving when they die. Each short story is written in the perspective of the character herself. My favorite one is definitely Annabel, Lena's long-lost, believed-to-be-dead mother. (She aged so much, but that is not saying much because she got taken away when Lena was 6 years old and found and reintroduced ...more
Emily
Sep 04, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it
I really liked all of the novellas, but my favorite out of the three are Annabel and Raven. I didn't really enjoyed Hana's story. I didn't like how Hana turn on Lena at the end of her story.I liked how you got to know what Annabel and Raven were like before Delirium. I also really like Lauren Oliver's writing style. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loved Delirium.
Molly
Oct 28, 2013 Molly rated it really liked it
I love this series so much, and this pretty much excelled my love for the series.
4.5 stars, rather than 5, as obviously, it was without Lena and Alex, who is really the main point of the books, and my favourite characters.
BUT, I absolutely adore Hana, and to hear her story from her POV before the events of Delirium was wonderful, and I still love her, regardless of the events that followed afterwards. It turns out that Hana was just as misunderstood as Lena.
And wow, Annabel's chapter was perfect
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Gabrielle.
Ame estas historias.
Principalmente annabel y raven, desde que me entere que Hana había ''traicionado'' por así decirlo, a Lena le tuve mucho rencor a Hana por haber hecho eso.
La historia de Raven me pareció un poco trágica porque ella murió y estaba esperando un bebé aunque el amor de Tack y Raven eran muy notable lo empece a notar en réquiem y en Raven mis dudas fueron aclaradas pero me dio mucho dolor saber que ella estaba embarazada y murió, no era justo que muriera pero ya conocemos a laure
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Bryan
Dec 19, 2014 Bryan rated it really liked it
Annabel:
No es una mala historia, pero no pasa mucho interesante.
Solo sabes como contrajo Annabel "la enfermedad" su escape del pabellón 6, etc.
Ahora entiendo de donde saco Lena ese carácter.

Hana:
Esta historia es tan abdjsjakfhs*-*
Cuenta la historia de Hana antes de Pandemonium. Sigo en shock! El final te produce una sensación de odio y repulsión tan grande:@
Todo son flores hasta el ultimo renglón "Im sorry..."
Lo recomiendo totalmente porque este libro es la pieza que falta para completar
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Daphné
Feb 25, 2015 Daphné rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
Nice nice nice. Always fun to get more backstory about characters although it was a bit short and it left more questions than it gave answers. I want moreee
Jen
Jun 15, 2013 Jen rated it it was ok
I'm finally able to read this- after a very long wait- and I'm disappointed. It doesn't really fill in any of the "holes" in Requiem, and I don't feel that it enhances the trilogy at all. Maybe it even detracts from the other books. I don't feel that I found or gained any insight by reading this. It didn't make me love certain characters or parts of the story any more or less, and perhaps only contributed to more confusion. I guess if these are the "outtakes" from Requiem that would make sense. ...more
Candy
Aug 20, 2015 Candy rated it liked it
“Annabel” (Delirium 0.5) [3 stars, read on July 05, 2015]:
I love Annabel and I hoped to read more about her, especially the mother role she played in Lena's childhood. However, I knew about her life in the Crypts, her escape and her relationship with Conrad. I feel bad for her.

“Hana” (Delirium #1.5) [4 stars, read on July 06, 2015]:
Although the novella includes many parts that readers already knew about from Lena's point of view in the first book, I am shocked by Hana. I thought she was perfect
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Samantha Edwards
Jul 02, 2015 Samantha Edwards rated it really liked it
Hana
Her story seemed to be filled with so much teenage angst that it really didn't appeal to me. I really didn't like this part of her and yet it made me understand her more. She kind of sounded bratty and whiney and that just made me not like her too much. To be honest I liked Hana better after her cure. But overall I didn't like her story as much as the other two.
3.5 out of 5
Annabel
Seeing from Lena's mothers perspective really was something refreshing and new. I really liked how we got to see
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Becky B
Three short stories about secondary characters in the Delirium trilogy. Hana's story gives a fuller view of her perspective of things during the summer before she gets cured and Lena runs away. Annabel's story adds further insight to her pre-cured days, her first meeting with Lena's father, and then her escape from incarceration. Raven's story gives a peak into her first days in the Wilds, how she met Tack, and secrets she was hiding during the last days before the group left New York.

I'm feelin
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Jennifer
Picked this up at the library the other day. The short stories were good, well-written, and the first two (Hana and Annabel) actually helped clear up things in the plot of the Delirium trilogy that I'd wondered about, or that I'd thought Oliver would address in Requiem. There are going to be minor spoilers for both the Delirium Trilogy and the short stories, but nothing that gives away anything super important about any of the books. Still, if you don't like spoilers, I'd recommend skipping my r ...more
Rachel Marie
Jun 15, 2014 Rachel Marie rated it liked it
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I don't know how I didn't know there were Delirium short stories when I was actually reading the series (although that was before I started blogging which could account for it). I was just browsing at the library when I saw this and decided to pick it up. (And no, I didn't know about Hulu airing the pilot, but perfect timing on my part I guess.) Although I was pretty meh about the series, especially the last book, I decided to go ahead and read these.

I probably should
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Sabreen
May 13, 2014 Sabreen rated it liked it
I'm not a big fan of novellas. But I figured: Why not? It's Lauren Oliver. I love her writing style. It's consistently poetic but not over-the-top. So yeah, I enjoyed reading this book. The writing just swept me along, like good writing should.

However, the plot of these stories was weak.

Hana: Meh. As I've already read the whole series, I already know about Hana's betrayal and everything that happens to her. I liked Hana's voice in Requiem, but I didn't like it here. This story didn't shed a n
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Paul Baker
Apr 24, 2014 Paul Baker rated it really liked it
The short book contains three stories of characters from the Delirium Trilogy. As the title suggests, those characters are Hana, Annabel, and River. Following the style of the three main novels, each story is written in First Person Present voice.

Hana's story focuses on the last summer that Lena and Hana had before they were scheduled to get the cure. While Lena is off finding happiness and stress with Alex, Hana is trying to get used to the idea of marrying Fred Hargrove and she's worrying abou
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Dalton Gamroth
Apr 13, 2014 Dalton Gamroth rated it really liked it
HANA
Rating: 4.5/5 stars!
Overall:
- Since this is just a short story, I'll just keep it simple. I really loved this novella! I loved seeing from Hana's point-of-view; she was one of my favorite characters in this series. It was FANTASTIC getting back into this world. I loved how we got to see what exactly triggered Hana into ratting-out Lena. And at the end of this novella I just wanted to cry, knowing how Hana later regrets tattling and tries to help Lena and Alex and how she is later cured and
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Nicole
I read Delirium and Pandemonium quite a while ago. I was not sure what to pick up next so this seemed like a good filler.

This collection is basically three short stories from characters in the world of Delirium. I will rate and review the stories individually.

Hana

2.5/5 stars

Generally this was not anything new as the reader hears a condensed version from the main storyline. But this did fill in the blanks as to what was going on in Hana's mind and why she chose to rebel. There is also a scene whe
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Anybody think these were really necessary? 3 6 Feb 08, 2015 05:09PM  
YA lovers <3: Short stories 1 3 Jul 07, 2014 09:10PM  
What order? 5 13 Jan 11, 2014 07:58AM  
Order of the Delirium Series? 3 14 Sep 14, 2013 07:04AM  
  • Aligned (Immortal Essence, #0.5)
  • Shine Light (Night Creatures, #3)
  • As They Slip Away (Across the Universe, #2.5)
  • The Department of Alterations (Crewel World, #0.5)
  • Among the Nameless Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #0.5)
  • The Seeds of Wither (The Chemical Garden #1.5)
  • Phoenix Overture (Newsoul, #2.5)
  • Portrait of a Marshal: The 2nd Unhidden Story (Starters, #1.25)
  • Catching Suki (Lila, #0.5)
  • Undone (Unraveling, #1.5)
  • Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky, #0.5)
  • The Ash-Born Boy (The Near Witch, #0.5)
  • Shards and Ashes
  • The Spring Before I Met You (The Lynburn Legacy, #0.25)
  • 'Til the World Ends (Blood of Eden, #0.5)
  • The Wide, Wide Sea (Chaos Walking, #2.5)
  • Life Before Legend: Stories of the Criminal and the Prodigy (Legend, #0.5)
  • The Wishing Well (The Lone City, #0.2)
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Lauren Oliver comes from a family of writers and so has always (mistakenly) believed that spending hours in front of the computer every day, mulling over the difference between “chortling” and “chuckling,” is normal. She has always been an avid reader.

She attended the University of Chicago, where she continued to be as impractical as possible by majoring in philosophy and literature. After colleg
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Other Books in the Series

Delirium (3 books)
  • Delirium (Delirium, #1)
  • Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)
  • Requiem (Delirium, #3)

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