Thursday, January 10, 2013

Review: Annabel by Lauren Oliver

Annabel ( Delirium Novella .5)
by Lauren Oliver

E-book : 50 Pages
Series: Delirium # 0.5
ISBN 0062237381
ISBN13: 9780062237385
Published : Dec 26, 2012 by Harper Collins
Source: bought E-book for Kindle

Goodreads Summary 

Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost in Lena's past. Until now.

Discover her secrets in Lauren Oliver's brilliant original digital story set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Delirium and Pandemonium.
Lena Halloway's mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That's the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love.
But Annabel, like Lena, is a fighter. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape.

Katie's Thoughts:
I really do love these little Delirium Novellas. While Annabel didn't offer any crucial information towards the plot in the way "Hana" did, I really enjoyed hearing her side of the story. The Novella Annabel sheds some light on Annabel's ( Lena's Mother ) past, along with the many years she was held as a prisoner leading to her escape. There is no question where Lena gets her bravery and courage to keep going from. I hope that Lauren Oliver writes another novella for Annabel ( Annable #2.5 perhaps) I would love to know what  happened to Annable next, and more importantly .... what was going through Annabel's mind when she met Lena for the first time and didn't say it was her. How hard that must have been.

Great series, Great Novella!

Check out my other Delirium Reviews:   Delirium /  Pandemonium  / Hanna 


  1. Did you know that they are releasing the 3 novellas in one paperback soon? I already pre-ordered it :D) And the third novella is Raven btw. I definitely want to continue these series (still need to read Pandemonium!!) and the novellas as well! :) I can't wait to get more background information on all of these characters!

    1. I knew that Raven was going to get a Novella but no i didnt know that they were going to put them all in one book. thats a good idea! I can't wait for you to read Pandemonium ! we should chat about it when you do! thanks for checking out my review! - Katie

  2. Omgg, I did not even know these existed! Where have I BEEN!? I am so going out to pick these up immediately!

    1. what !!! no way! did you read Delirium and Pandemonium! they are short novellas but like i said i think the information in "Hana" is crucial ! let me know what you think of it when you read it. and glad i could help! - Katie

  3. I'm excited to read this one, but I'm going to wait until all three novellas get published in a print book in March!

    1. Good idea! can't wait to read the third one no less requiem ! woot woot! thanks for stopping by! can't wait for you to read it! - katie