Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Novella Review: Hana by Lauren Oliver

Hana (Delirium #1.5)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins

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.

This was a great companion novella to the Delirium series. This is written from Hana's perspective and takes place at the same time as Delirium. It gives us a look into what Hana was going through during this time and gives insight into how she was feeling and what she was going through. Hana was one of my favorite characters in Delirium so I liked reading a story from her perspective, especially since I found her storyline in Requiem to be a little boring. She seemed so care free in Delirium but she was so much more conflicted than Lena knew. It was hard for her to be happy for Lena and Alex when her own experiences didn't turn out so well. If you read Requiem, you know how it all turns out. 

Synopsis: Goodreads
Cover Photo: Goodreads


  1. Haven't read Requiem yet but looking forward to it. The end of Hana shocked me, wasn't expecting it!

    BookishTrish @ Between the Lines

  2. Pandemonium was my favorite of the 3. I wasn't expecting that from Hana either. Thanks for stopping by!


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