on February 28, 2012
Also by this author: The Spindlers, Requiem, Replica
Series: Delirium #1.5
Also in this series: Requiem
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
In the world of Delirium, love is a disease. And like all eighteen-year-olds, Lena and Hana must take the cure.
At the start of their last summer of freedom, they were the closest of friends. Until Hana made a decision that tore them apart… In Delirium, we heard from Lena. Now, Hana gets to tell her side of the story. And nothing is what we first thought.
Hana is a powerful, moving and beautifully told original eBook short story, with a shocking twist that will leave you with your heart in your mouth.
You guys know how much I love Delirium and Pandemonium, right? They are some of my favorite books. So when I found myself with a little extra time between books I instantly started Hana. I really liked Hana in Delirium. She was such a great contrast to rule following Lena in the beginning. Hana was easier to relate to. She asked the questions that needed to be asked and she was basically a normal teenager in this world without love. I was very interested to find out more about her.
Hana takes place during Delirium. At first I was a tiny bit disappointed by that. I wanted to see what happened after Lena escaped, but I got over that because I quickly saw that we were going to find out some things that Lena never knew about…that we never knew about. This is a behind the scenes look.
I learned that Hana was not quite the person I thought she was. There was a lot more going on with her than I ever thought. I wasn’t expecting a surprise ending…but it’s Lauren Oliver and I should have known better. She always, always surprises me and finds new ways to break my heart. The ending was completely unexpected for me. Usually I suspect or guess things before they happen but I had no clue until I read those words. My jaw hit the floor.
If you’re curious about what I’m talking about, read it. It’s very short. You can definitely get it done in one sitting and it’s written in the same beautiful prose that we have all come to expect from Lauren. It was fascinating to see things outside of Lena’s point of view.