Written By: Lauren Oliver
Book Info: EBook, Library, Borrowed
Series:Delirium, Book 0.5
Series Order: Annabel, Delirium, Hanna, Pandemonium, Raven, Requiem, Alex
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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.
Lena is just like her mother. She has the same spirit Annabel has. I loved hearing her story knowing how she first met Lena’s father and how she never believed in the cure. Hearing this , well reading it, made me feel like there was hope for LEna. It made me sad that Annabel never got the chance to see who Lena became. I love that her spirit never broke while she was in the horrible place. It was nice to see where Lena got her will to survive and go on. Once again Lauren Oliver has awed me with her storytelling. I love Annabel as much as I love Lena. This is a great prequel to the Delirium series. I think that it is something all fans of the Delirium series will love to read.