Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (19): Raven by Lauren Oliver


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser comes from the following book:

Title: Raven (Delirium #2.5)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher:  HarperCollins
Published: March 5, 2013
Purchase:  Amazon |  Barnes&Noble

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.


My teaser:

“So we've made up our own language,
 in the way we press chest to chest
 and the way we touch noses when we kiss. 
 I get to say his name - his real name.  
A name that brings a taste of sunshine,
 and of sunshine raising mist from the trees, 
and of mist reaching toward the sky. 
His secret name, which belongs to me,
 and to him, and to no one else.”
                                                   -pg 5

If you've already read this novella along with Requiem, then you know just how breathtakingly beautiful and poignant this passage is.  I was so moved,  I couldn't help but break the two-sentence rule.  For a novella that I didn't expect to love that much, Raven turned out to be my favorite of The Delirium Series novellas.  I highly recommend reading this short story before you dive into Requiem, as there is a particular piece of information that isn't revealed in the final installment.

I'd love to know what your Teaser is!


  1. Great teaser! Here is my teaser for this week.

  2. I've yet to read Delirium, but the more I read about this series, the more amazing it sounds. Enjoy!

    My TT post.

  3. That is a beautiful teaser. I love that they've released the novellas for the fans. Thanks for sharing!

  4. That is gorgeous..gahh I love her writing, but why must she break our hearts *cries*

    I've missed your posts darling *hugs* way to come back with a BANG

  5. I have not read the novellas yet, or Requiem for that matter. Can't wait to get started on them though and now you have me more excited!!

    My TT

  6. Oh man. I haven't read Annabel and this one yet. I'd love to read Raven's story and your teaser has me itching !

    Do drop by my teaser.

    Happy tuesday!

  7. Sounds captivating.


  8. Great teaser! I haven't read this series yet... Here's my TT post!

  9. Oh, this is a novella. Cool. Thank you for sharing. I've not started this series yet, so didn't know there was a short story too. :)

    I have a teaser up this week if you'd like to stop...

  10. Sounds like he has a really amazing name! I'm curious to know what it is.
    My teaser is from THE DAY AFTER YESTERDAY.

  11. Wow, that passage is beautiful! I wasn't planning on reading this, but now I'm definitely going to buy it. Thanks for sharing!


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