Sunday, 3 March 2013

Review - Hana ( Delirium #1.5 )

Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: February 28th, 2012.
Format: E-book
Cover Source: Goodreads.

Lauren Oliver's riveting, original digital story set in the world of her New York Times bestseller Delirium.

The summer before they're supposed to be cured of the ability to love, best friends Lena and Hana begin to drift apart. While Lena shies away from underground music and parties with boys, Hana jumps at her last chance to experience the forbidden. For her, the summer is full of wild music, dancing—and even her first kiss.

But on the surface, Hana must be a model of perfect behavior. She meets her approved match, Fred Hargrove, and glimpses the safe, comfortable life she’ll have with him once they marry. As the date for her cure draws ever closer, Hana desperately misses Lena, wonders how it feels to truly be in love, and is simultaneously terrified of rebelling and of falling into line.

In this digital story that will appeal to fans of Delirium and welcome new admirers to its world, readers will come to understand scenes from Delirium through Hana's perspective. Hana is a touching and revealing look at a life-changing and tumultuous summer.

This is going to be a short review.

Hana is novella from the lovely Lauren Oliver, re-telling the events of Delirium from Hana's point of view. I have mentioned time and again that Lauren Oliver can certainly write. This novella did not have the hardcore-ness that Pandemonium evidently had, but since this is a re-telling of Delirium you expect it to be.

The only problem? I read this one after I read Pandemonium when I obviously should have done so after Delirium.

Hana's longing to make-up with Lena, her heart-break are nice to read. But this novella doesn't leave any lasting impact. This one is certainly for the fans and ofcourse for that surprise ending.

I liked  Hana enough, if not adore her during Delirium. But since reading Hana, I can see why almost everyone is put off with her, for I certainly am.

Hana how could you!!!

Rating: 3 Quills

quill design: QioDen
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  1. Hey there just dropping in to give you the link for my reply to your nomination.

  2. Great review! I'm going to get to this series soon and I'll start in order. :P So glad you're liking these books!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts