Raven is now avaliable for pre-order on Nook devices on the Barnes and Noble website! It’s release date is March 5th 2013
The complete short story works are also available to order in paperback for for release also on March 5th 2013. This paperback includes the previous short stories only released in E format. Hana, Annabel, and Raven all together in one book!
Pre order on Barnes and Noble here!
First Annabel fan art to feature comes from teardropsasraindrops from tumblr.
So as the title says we want to hear your thoughts and opinions on Lauren’s latest instalment in the Delirium saga!
To all who have yet to read this short story I would read no further and also avoid the comment section to avoid spoilers.
So my own view was that yet again Lauren drags us into the story with her beautiful way with words, her ability to create images and to flood us with feelings for her characters. An enigma of a character was given life in these pages, and became one you could not sympathise with and feel for in her plight and fight!
It’s evident that Annabel cares deeply, although some favouritism for Lena over Rachel? Has she lost all hope for Rachel completely?
The point of view from both childhood and adult Annabel was a fascinating insight. It allowed us to see the world as the the cure was being initiated and becoming mandatory for citizens. It also answered that unasked question of Lenas father! How did Annabel meet him? Was he one of her matches. Well we got that answer and much more. Although being greedy I hope there is more to come on that story!
I loved Annabel. Just wish it had been longer!
Over to you!
For all of you who have not yet had the chance to read Lauren’s short story Annabel, which tells the story of Lena’s mother, you’re missing out! It gives amazing insight into how the world that Lena grew up in came to be, how her family came together and fell apart, and how her mother became part of a bigger cause.
USA Today‘s Jessie Potts has recommended Annabel as a must-read!
Why you should read it: Delirium was ridiculously good, and I loved Pandemonium. I’ve always wanted to know more about Annabel and her fate: Who was the woman behind the haunted memories? In this novella, Lauren showcases her talent for getting into different characters’ heads and memories and pulling their story forth. I would recommend reading this even if you haven’t read Delirium (though you’ll enjoy it that much more if you do!). Annabel’s voice is strong, and I can understand how Lena was able to fight … it was in her blood.
Tidbit: When I asked Lauren about writing Annabel, she said, “The great thing about being an author nowadays is the immediacy (and volume!) of the feedback you get from readers — on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Goodreads, whatever. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming, but often, I’ve drawn inspiration from the opinions, questions, and even the demands of my fans. After Delirium published, a lot of my readers asked me about Lena’s mother and whether we would see her again. I knew we would later on in the series, but everyone seemed so captivated by her background and her history, I decided I wanted to make her the star of her own story. That’s how Annabel came to be. I was really excited to write from Lena’s mom’s perspective, both because I got to explore what the world was like as the cure for love was just being mandated and the borders were closing down. Also, I’ve always been obsessed with the book/movie The Count of Monte Cristo, and I drew my inspiration for The Crypts, where Annabel is imprisoned for over a decade, from the horrible jail in that book.”
Read the whole recommendation here!
Even though we have to wait until March for the release of Requiem, we only have to wait until Wednesday for Annabel! However, you don’t even have to wait that long to read the first chapter of Annabel, just click here!
Source: EW’s Shelf Life
Up on the Harper Teen website is a link for a new short story entitled Raven alongside Hana and Annabel. The release date of this short is listed for March 3rd of next year. No picture of the cover is yet available. The three will be released all together in a bundle that same day for those who haven’t already bought the first two before then. This is, of course, the same day Requiem is to be released in the US. It is already up for preorder on Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle versions, and on Barnes and Noble in hardcover and Nook versions. If neither one of those work for you, then there are a few other options!
And don’t forget that Annabel is coming out on December 26th!
It’s here, you guys! The short that explores Lena’s mother is finally up for purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The purchase price is $2.99, and is only available on the US version of Amazon. It is only being released as an ebook.
This is the description on Amazon, for those of you who haven’t already read this short:
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.