Wednesday, May 8, 2013


delirium series #2.75
lauren oliver
harper collins
published 2013

As a teenager, Raven made the split-second decision to flee across the border to the Wilds, compelled to save an abandoned newborn—a baby girl left for dead and already blue from the cold. When she and the baby are taken in by a band of rebels, Raven finds herself an outsider within a tight-knit group. The only other newcomer is an untrustworthy boy known as the Thief until he finally earns himself a new name: Tack.

Now she and Tack are inseparable, committed to each other, the fledgling rebellion, and a future together. But as they both take center stage in the fight, Raven must decide whether the dangers of the revolution are worth risking her dreams of a peaceful life with Tack.

As her story hurtles back and forth between past and present, Raven transforms from a scared girl newly arrived in the Wilds to the tough leader who helps Lena save former Deliria-Free poster boy Julian Fineman from a death sentence. Whatever the original mission may have been, Raven abides by a conviction that she believes to her core: You always return for the people you love.

By turns surprising, revelatory, and poignant, Raven's story enriches the Delirium world and resonates with a voice that is as vulnerable as it is strong. 


This story absolutely broke my heart.  I loved Raven.  Just like Annabel I thought that Raven had so much more story in her than she was allotted in the main books.  Look at what she's done!  How she survived, who she's saved, who she's loved.  It's so much and she wasn't done justice in the books.

We see how she and Tack came to love each other and we get a glimpse at what home life was like for her before the Wilds.  It wasn't enough, but I'll take it.

But we all know what happened in Requiem so all of this is so bittersweet.  SO UNFAIR!

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