Annabel by Lauren Oliver (Review)


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.


I read this without having read any of the “Delirium” series, so I had no idea what to expect. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the series, so I thought I’d take a quick dip in to see what I thought. It was very quick (25 pages) but enjoyable.

I enjoyed the writing style. I liked the premise of the story. I will definitely be reading the first full size book of the series at some point.

Finished on January 22nd 2017


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Annabel by Lauren Oliver


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