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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.

I made one for fun (because I especially like the flowers on Raven <3)
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
Mary Kate
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
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
*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
4.5 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.

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 a
Eunice Hannah
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
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
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)
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

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
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
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.

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
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
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
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
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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
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
Paul Baker
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
Dalton Gamroth
Rating: 4.5/5 stars!
- 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
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.


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
The stories are narrated (and titled as such) by Hana, Annabel, and Raven. They give insight into what was going through the characters’ minds at different points surronding the first two books of the trilogy and provide flashbacks of what their lives were like before the main action of the Delirium Trilogy.

They were a nice quick read that allowed me to immerse myself into the Delirium world again. I would say that they are definately worth reading if you enjoyed reading any of the books in the
Mmkay, I don't usually read companions to novels but I really liked Delirium. Actually I really like Lauren Oliver. She's awesome. (even in person, I met her last week. Long story) She makes anything interesting, frankly I would read this woman's grocery lists.
So I decided to read this and it cleared up so many of the unanswered questions in the series. Especially Hana, I wont spoil anything for the actual series so I'll leave it as that. I was super excited for Anabel because the books didn'
Come sempre la cara Lauren ci delizia con storie che bramiamo ma capaci di dilaniarci. Avevo già letto Hana. Non si può dire nulla per evitare di rovinare tutto con anche solo mezzo spoiler. Posso solo affermare l'amicizia che lega le protagoniste e le scelte che faranno, così come il processo di crescita, le porterà a scenari inaspettati e conflitti innocui in una società normale. Ovvero affetta da Delirium.
Annabel mi ha sorpreso per i ricordi della madre di Lena ma mi pare troppo statico. E' u
Nov 22, 2014 April rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014
Every book contains secondary and tertiary characters about whom we would like to know more. There are always scenes we wish we could observe from another perspective. Lauren Oliver brings us that opportunity in Delirium Stories. There is so much more about this series that I'd like to know, but Oliver allows us to peek into just three additional stories: those of Hana, Annabel and Raven.

Hana is Lena's best friend and her story shows us her perspective during their last summer before their cure.
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Jean Claudia
Hana has been a good bestfriend until jealousy ate her. I mean, why would you do that to your bestfriend? That's so much selfishness and I hate her for that.

Annabel is such a strong and patient woman. I wanted to be like her. I want to know I can wait for the things I want to achieve and have the strength to pursue it.

Oh Raven! You're such a good friend. Thank you for standing up for Lena til the end. :)
Really great additions to the story. Had these back stories been woven into the actual series, I would have rated the original 3 books higher. After Requiem, I was most interested in Hana's story line, and her mini-story did not disappoint. I especially liked being able to see her POV of a scene that I had already read in Delerium. With Raven's story, I enjoyed seeing the more human side of her, as she was always portrayed as a hardened leader. Annabel's story left me wanting more from the Deler ...more
I was most interested in learning about Lena's mom and what her backstory was. I enjoyed learning about her failed cure and of how she came to be with Lena's dad. The story also explains how (view spoiler).

This was probably the best out of the three. The reader gets to learn more about Hana and how she feels about being paired and her time being rebellious before the cute. It also delves into how she feels when she learns about Lena and A
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  • As They Slip Away (Across the Universe, #2.5)
  • Undone (Unraveling, #1.5)
  • 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)
  • The Wide, Wide Sea (Chaos Walking, #2.5)
  • Aligned (Immortal Essence, #0.5)
  • Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky, #0.5)
  • Shine Light (Night Creatures, #3)
  • Life Before Legend (Legend, #0.5)
  • Portrait of a Marshal: The 2nd Unhidden Story (Starters, #1.25)
  • Glitter & Doom (Masque of the Red Death, #1.5)
  • Shards and Ashes
  • The Shattered Mountain (Fire and Thorns, #0.6)
  • Phoenix Overture (Newsoul, #2.5)
  • Soul Screamers Volume Three (Soul Screamers #5, 5.5, 6)
  • King of Marbury (The Marbury Lens #1.5)
  • 'Til the World Ends (Blood of Eden, #0.5)
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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