by Lauren Oliver

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This captivating 50-page digital-original story set in the world of Lauren Oliver's New York Times bestselling Delirium series focuses on Raven, the fiery leader of a rebel group in the Wilds.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062267771
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Series: Delirium Series , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 359,693
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lauren Oliver is the cofounder of media and content development company Glasstown Entertainment, where she serves as the President of Production.

She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica and Lauren's bestselling first novel, Before I Fall, were acquired by Awesomeness Films. Before I Fall was adapted into a major motion picture starring Zoey Deutch. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, garnering a wide release from Open Road Films that year.

Oliver is a 2012 E. B. White Read-Aloud Award nominee for her middle-grade novel Liesl & Po, as well as author of the middle-grade fantasy novel The Spindlers and The Curiosity House series, co-written with H.C. Chester. She has written one novel for adults, Rooms.

Oliver co-founded Glasstown Entertainment with poet and author Lexa Hillyer. Since 2010, the company has developed and sold more than fifty-five novels for adults, young adults, and middle-grade readers. Some of its recent titles include the New York Times bestseller Everless, by Sara Holland; the critically acclaimed Bonfire, authored by the actress Krysten Ritter; and The Hunger by Alma Katsu, which received multiple starred reviews and was praised by Stephen King as “disturbing, hard to put down” and “not recommended…after dark.”

Oliver is a narrative consultant for Illumination Entertainment and is writing features and TV shows for a number of production companies and studios.

Oliver received an academic scholarship to the University of Chicago, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from New York University.


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Raven 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
WhatDanielleDidNext More than 1 year ago
And it’s really over…if I thought Requiem was going to leave me with PTSD then Raven may have just tipped me over the edge. I am bereft. This world, this amazing wonderfully crafted world Ms Oliver has chosen to share with us is over. This story was my favourite of all the novellas and quite possibly is higher than Requiem! The story of Raven and Tack, a quiet unassuming love, no wild declarations, no breathless pleas of “I can’t live without you” just pure, deep, mature love. The events of Requiem make this peek into their world even more heartbreaking as we see hints of plans for the future, happiness, peace obliterated. Lauren, you’ve done it again. Beautiful, compelling and utterly heart wrenching. Now…just do us all a favour and write Book Four dammit!!
TheBumbleGirl1 More than 1 year ago
Raven can be read after Pandemonium; but I chose to read it after Requiem, and, I couldn't stop crying for quite a while. Raven's story is heart-breaking. But, I wouldn't change it for anything - everything that she went through is what made her into the Raven that we got to know and love... we see a totally different side to Raven. We actually get to find out what she was thinking and going through in the last half of Pandemonium. Everything that she did makes so much more sense now.  Also, I really liked that we got a peek into Raven and Tack's relationship - got to see how they met and how they ended up together. We also get to see how she found Blue and the special relationship and bond that they shared... my heart aches for all three characters, so very much. In my honest opinion, in order to get the full effect of Raven's story - really feel for her - I would definitely wait to read it after you have finished reading the series. 
Brooke-The-Cover-Contessa More than 1 year ago
I wish I had read this before I read Requiem. If I were to make a recommendation, I would probably say you should definitely read this in order. Then again, had I read it first I would have been really annoyed. And this is why, because there is stuff that happens in Raven's story that is not at all addressed in Requiem. And that is just so annoying to me. Why would Oliver put this stuff out there and then not do anything at all with it?  If you have not read Pandemonium, there are spoilers below, so don't continue to read! You've been warned. In any case, this was a great glimpse into Raven. It is told in a now and then type of scenario but only broken up by paragraph separations. The before is Raven's life right after she escaped to the Wilds and a few years after as she forms relationships with the other Invalids. The now is when they get Lena after she saves Julian from sure death in the clinic. I liked reading about Raven as a younger girl, after she escaped into the Wilds and how she adapted. The story hit a nerve especially because there is information about Blue in it that tugs at your heart. I so missed her after she was gone. We also get a glimpse of Raven's relationship with Tack. We learn about their love and how they express it to each other, how they met and how their love grew. As always, I just love Oliver's writing. She just has such a way with descriptions and words it's impossible not to get pulled into her stories. Without telling spoilers, I will say that things are revealed in this novella that are never again addressed in Requiem. As I said above, no matter when I would have read this it would have bothered me. Oliver drops a big bomb about Raven, but you never ever see it in Requiem. Why she put it out there when she wasn't ever going to address or have it come up at all is beyond me. So, I will give this 4/5 stars because the writing is great and I love Raven's character, despite my annoyance by knowing things are left in the wind in the next book. I was jaded by having read the third book of this series before this novella and I can't get that out of my mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a nice view of Raven's personal life. The details it gave ended up being crushing, considering what happens in Requiem. Very short, but if you're going to read the whole Delirium series, it's worth knowing Raven's perspective too.
Hummingbird11 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a good book, because it kind of explained why Raven acted the way she did. I think if you like this series, then you should read this book :)
taMEka More than 1 year ago
A quick read that provides insight into Raven's character.
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Hi I'm Grace & I'm bi.
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MyndiL More than 1 year ago
A cliffhanger in a novella is almost cruel, but read this anyway.  Fans of the series will love getting an insight into Raven's mind and finding out some shocking news.  I love how this series forms family relationships where there is no blood relation involved.  It shows the capacity for humans to love in spite of a world telling them it's wrong.
KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
Raven was a great addition to the Delirium series, giving us a lot more insight into the character.  I think this just might be my favorite of the Delirium novellas.  She is one of those characters that I didn't fall in love with right from the beginning.  I didn't understand her.  Sometimes I loved her, sometimes she annoyed me, and sometimes she just confused me.  But this novella really explains her.  The novella goes back and forth and time, introducing her to us just after she has escaped into the Wilds.  We also learn more about Tack and his relationship with her.  His story is just as important to her as is her own and it was interesting to see how they came to be who they are together.  There is so much more to her than initially meets the eye. My Recommendation:  This novella really adds a level of depth to the Raven and is an excellent addition to the series.
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This cold and unwelcoming meadow serves as a meeting place.
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Brought in lilys for white cough and told ravenfeather calm down those two are so stupid.
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Retutned to camp.
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Thank you honey, make sure to change his diaper plz
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She waited.
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Its a good story, but its short only about 30 pages. 5 which you can read in the sample.
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A small third year waljs in looking around. A fluffy white cat follows loyaly
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