Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven (Delirium 0.5, 1.5, 2.5)
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)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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)[ betraying her very best friend in the end. And ultimately breaking her own heart by doing so. ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
This collection is basically three short stories from characters in the world of Delirium. I will rate and review the stories individually.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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' ...more
Annabel mi ha sorpreso per i ricordi della madre di Lena ma mi pare troppo statico. E' u ...more
Hana is Lena's best friend and her story shows us her perspective during their last summer before their cure. ...more
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. :)
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)[she escapes from the Crypts (hide 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 ...more
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