All of Lauren Oliver’s Books in Order!
Who is Lauren Oliver?
Lauren Oliver is an American author known for her work in the young adult sci-fi genre with the Delirium trilogy, but also for her book Panic which became an Amazon TV show, or Before I Fall, which became a movie with Zoey Deutch in 2017.
She attended NYU’s MFA program in creative writing while working at Penguin Books, in a young adult division called Razorbill. It was during that time that she started work on her own novel “Before I Fall.” She left in 2009 to become a full-time writer.
Lauren Oliver also wrote the Replica duology and, with H C Chester, she co-wrote the middle-grade fantasy series Curiosity House – in the vein of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events -, and more recently, she published The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street.
How to read Lauren Oliver’s Books in Order?
The Delirium Series
Set in the year 2091, in Portland, Maine, this story is about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose. This is about Lena Haloway, who is on a journey of self-discovery and rebellion against a culture that disallows feeling love. The series examines the tremendous effects of love, the value of interpersonal relationships, and the strength of personal choice.
For more details about the plot of the books, you can read our article dedicated to the Delirium series.
- Annabel (novella, 2012) – Collected in Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, Raven, and Alex.
- Delirium (2011)
- Alex (novella, 2014) – Collected in Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, Raven, and Alex.
- Hana (novella, 2011) – Collected in Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, Raven, and Alex.
- Pandemonium (2012)
- Raven (novella, 2013) – Collected in Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, Raven, and Alex.
- Requiem (2013)
- Bonus: The Book of Shhh (2016) – an ebook Companion
The Curiosity House Series
Middle-grade novels written with H C Chester. The story is set in 1930s New York City, where Dumfrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders, a fascinating museum, is situated. Unusual exhibits and intriguing performances are shown at the museum, bringing large groups of curious guests. The museum, however, conceals a sinister secret. The series centers on a fascinating group of four kids who live in a museum and call themselves “The Curiosity House.” Every child possesses a unique skill or quality:
- Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head (2015)
- Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue (2016)
- Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird (2017)
For more information about the books in the Curiosity House series, you’ll find below the official synopsis for all the books:
Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head – Blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam, and Thomas have grown up happily in Dumfrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. But when a fourth child, Max, a knife-thrower, joins the group, it sets off an unforgettable chain of events. When the museum’s Amazonian shrunken head is stolen, the four are determined to get it back. But their search leads them to a series of murders and an explosive secret about their pasts.
Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue – Pippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max are happy to be out of harm’s way now that the notorious villain Nicholas Rattigan is halfway across the country in Chicago. But unfortunately their home, Dumfreys’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders, is in danger of closing its doors forever. But their troubles only get worse. The four friends are shocked when their beloved friend, famous sculptor Siegfried Eckleberger, is murdered. As they investigate, they find clues that his death may be tied to the murder of a rich and powerful New York heiress, as well as to their own pasts.
Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird – Sam, Philippa, Thomas, and Max have just started to recover from their capture and subsequent escape from Rattigan. But the children’s lives don’t stay quiet for long. A slew of bank robberies is terrorizing the city. And when Professor Farnum, the ringmaster of the museum’s now immensely popular flea circus, is charged with murder, the search for the real killer uncovers a plot much bigger than any individual crime …
The Replica Duology
Lyra’s story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects-Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72-manage to escape.
- Replica (2016)
- Ringer (2017)
Lauren Oliver’s Standalone Novels
Before I Fall (2010) – For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12-“Cupid Day”-should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.
Liesl and Po (2011, middle-grade novel) – Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice-until one night a ghost named Po appears from the darkness. That same evening, an alchemist’s apprentice named Will makes an innocent mistake that has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.
The Spindlers (2012, middle-grade novel) – Looking across the breakfast table one morning, twelve-year-old Liza feels dread wash over her. Although her younger brother, Patrick, appears the same, Liza knows that he is actually quite different. She is certain that the spindlers-evil, spiderlike beings-came during the night and stole his soul. And Liza is also certain that she is the only one who can rescue him. Armed with little more than her wits and a huge talking rat for a guide, Liza descends into the dark and ominous underground to save Patrick’s soul. Her quest is far from easy: she must brave tree-snakes, the Court of Stones, and shape-shifting scawgs before facing her greatest challenge in the spindlers’ lair, where more than just Patrick’s soul is at stake.
Panic (2014) – Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. And in this legendary game, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher, everyone has something to play for. For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them-and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.
Rooms (2014) – Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family-bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna-have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself-in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.
Vanishing Girls (2015) – Dara and Nick used to be inseparable. But that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now, Nick has to find her sister-before it’s too late.
Broken Things (2018) – It’s been five years since Mia and Brynn murdered Summer Marks, their best friend, in the woods. Increasingly obsessed with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn and by their fan-fiction imagining of its sequel, the girls were drawn by an undertow of fantasy into the magical world they’d created. But eventually, their delusions turned sick, and the Shadow, Lovelorn’s central evil, began to haunt them. Or so the story goes. The only thing is: they didn’t do it.
The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street (2020, middle-grade novel) – Cordelia Clay loves the work she and her father do together: saving and healing the remarkable creatures around Boston at the end of the nineteenth century. Their home on Cedar Street is full to the brim with dragons, squelches, and diggles, and Cordelia loves every one of them. But their work must be kept secret-others aren’t welcoming to outsiders and immigrants, so what would the people of Boston do to the creatures they call “monsters”? One morning, Cordelia awakens to discover that her father has disappeared-along with nearly all the monsters.