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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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RIN ಠ_ಠ
Dec 31, 2012 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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♥ Sandi ❣
Nov 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: favored-author
As most everything she writes - this book by Lauren Oliver - is well written and easy to read. I am able to get lost in her books and not notice the passage of time.
This is a book that has the 3 off shoots in the Delirium trilogy. It is the short stories about 3 of the main characters in this series ~~ Hana, Annabel and Raven. It has been some time since I have read Delirium and I used this short book as a reminder of the story and to hopefully bring me up to speed allowing me to read the last
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kari
Apr 03, 2013 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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Cami
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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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Lara (Bookish_turtle)
Like most novellas, I didn't dislike this, but I did feel as though it's existence was entirely unnecessary.

I found Annabel's story the most interesting of the three, and I thought that Hana's was the most boring one. I really didn't learn anything new about her character.

I really like Raven as a character, and though her story gave more insight into her character, it was just pointless.

I feel like for me to love a novella, I have to be really REALLY invested in a ship involved, or I need sign
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Sam L.
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads, series
I feel like these books left more to be desired.
They answered few questions if any.
But the stories were surprisingly good, and I feel like any of them could have been much longer without being boring.
Line Bookaholic
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Nice small addition to the series. I would probably have enjoyed it more if I had re read the series first as I read it a long time ago. But it was a pleasent read.
Auni
Sep 30, 2015 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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Mary Kate
Jun 04, 2013 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 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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˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗
Sep 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Annabel: 2.5
Hana: 4
Raven: 3.5
Amanda
Dec 21, 2012 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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Abby Koors
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I liked how all three short stories were in the book.
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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
katelyn
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Mar 16, 2014
Eunice Hannah
Apr 04, 2013 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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Heather
Mar 08, 2013 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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J.N.
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Since this is a short story collection, I will rate the short stories themselves before giving an overall rating. These short stories go with the Delirium trilogy. I read Hana a long time ago but forgot most of it.

Hana:

It was interesting seeing things from Hana's POV, especially since she is the one who you expect to rebel against society. I've never really been a fan of her character in general and while I did somewhat feel for her, I hated her actions toward the end. 2.5 Stars


Anabel:

I liked A
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Mikala
Nov 26, 2014 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
Beatriz
Mar 08, 2013 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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Molly
Oct 27, 2013 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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Mariann
"Delirium Stories" koondab kolm lühijuttu Deliiriumi-maailma kangelannadest. Esimene on Hana viimasest suvest enne operatsiooni. Ta käib salajastel pidudel ning igatseb Lenat, oma parimat sõbrannat. Teine lugu on Lena emast Annabelist, tema ajast vanglas ning suurest põgenemisest. Kolmanda peategelaseks on Raven, keda Lena kohtas teisel pool tara.

Lugesin lühijutte peale sarja lõpetamist, kuid see oleks sobinud paremini lugeda enne viimast osa, sest Raveni lugu avalda ühe olulise detaili, mida ko
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Bryan
Mar 29, 2013 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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Ariana
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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Allie
Dec 12, 2015 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
Jen
Jun 03, 2013 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
Jean Claudia (Bookish Poetess)
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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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. :)
Nikki
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I like these stories, because they give you a little bit more insight in how the world of these other characters is. But I think Lauren Oliver could've picked more important pieces of the lives of these people, more why they are who they are now.
If you don't want the Delirium series to end just yet, this book of novellas is a fun thing to read.
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Anybody think these were really necessary? 3 7 Feb 08, 2015 05:09PM  
YA lovers <3: Short stories 1 3 Jul 07, 2014 09:10PM  
What order? 5 16 Jan 11, 2014 07:58AM  
Order of the Delirium Series? 3 44 Sep 14, 2013 07:04AM  
  • Shine Light (Night Creatures, #3)
  • Aligned (Immortal Essence, #0.5)
  • As They Slip Away (Across the Universe, #2.5)
  • The Moment (Lila, #0.6)
  • The Department of Alterations (Crewel World, #0.5)
  • Chocolate for a Woman's Soul: 77 Stories to Feed Your Spirit and Warm Your Heart
  • A Dark Grave (The Elysium Chronicles, #0.5)
  • The Seeds of Wither (The Chemical Garden #1.5)
  • King of Marbury (The Marbury Lens #1.5)
  • Defy the Dark
  • Neverfall (Everneath, #1.5)
  • The Book of Faeyore (Frost, #0.5)
  • The Shattered Mountain (Fire and Thorns, #0.6)
  • Undone (Unraveling, #1.5)
  • The Summer Before I Met You (The Lynburn Legacy, #0.5)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
  • Among the Nameless Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #0.5)
  • 'Til the World Ends (Blood of Eden, #0.5)
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Lauren Oliver is the cofounder of media and content development company Glasstown Entertainment, where she serves as the president of production. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica ...more

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