Author: Lauren Oliver
My Edition: Hodder & Stoughton eBook
Publication Date: December 19th 2011
Notes: Delirium #1.5 (Short Story)
Pages: 144 approx.
Rating: See below review.
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.
I came across Hana shortly after I'd finished reading Delirium and immediately wanted to read it. I had really enjoyed Delirium and I was definitely intrigued into reading a story all from Hana's perspective (she was definetly a likeable character in the first book). And I'm so glad I decided to read it, because it was great!
I really liked how certain events in Delirium from Lena's perspective were then taken from Hana's point of view throughout this book. We got to see her opinions and reactions to what was going on. And let me say, she isn't at all who she appears to be in Delirium! I'd quite liked Hana in the first book, but now that I've read this, let's just say I don't exactly see eye to eye with her anymore. I just did not see that cliffhanger coming! It is exactly as it says in the blurb - a shocking twist that will leave you with your heart in your mouth. I actually read the last few paragraphs a couple of times over just in case I had miss interpreted it wrong!
Overall I quite liked Hana as it gave an insight into the world of Delirium and the incidents involved from a different perspective instead of Lena's. Again, Oliver's writing just had that engrossing quality to it (plus, she definetly gets brownie points for pulling off that ending)!
Cover Corner: This is a really pretty cover! It's got a real delicate quality to it. I really like the colours involved and the way the author's name is positioned. The only thing that I'm not too sure about is the colour of the title. It's a rather bold red to be on a cover with mostly light, pure colours. It definetly stands out though so I don't think it's that big of a deal. Overall, a really lovely cover!