Can’t Wait Wednesday #28

Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and before it was hosted at Breaking the Spine. It was made to showcase future releases we’re excited for.

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2)

 

Expected publication: September 10th 2019

And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. 

When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead.

With The Testamentsthe wait is over.

Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.’ Margaret Atwood

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While I didn’t exactly love the Handmaid’s Tale I still must admit it was an intriguing story set in a world that was really well written with interesting nightmarish circumstances. In some parts I found the book boring and didn’t like the lack of world building there was but my support worker explained to me that it was being narrated by someone who didn’t really know why their world had changed which I can sort of understand now. I am looking forward to this book because the ending to the Handmaid’s Tale definitely didn’t feel final, there is certainly room for more story in this world and like many other readers I am glad our wish has been granted! From the description this book hints at more reveals into the world as well as an exciting story to go along which the more I think about the more I look forward to getting the chance to read. This author has a very rich and detailed style of writing that despite all the things I didn’t like, really makes the reader feel like they’re living through the story and I can totally see why others liked the Handmaid’s Tale so much despite its flaws. OK it’s official, I HAVE to get a copy of this when it comes to my library! 😛 😉

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9 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday #28

  1. I read The Handmaid’s Tale a few years ago. I still have my copy so maybe I’ll reread it. I remember enjoying the book even if I didn’t love everything about it. I will definitely read this one. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2019/06/cant-wait-wednesday-wayward-son.html

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  3. I’m not a huge fan of Atwood’s writing. But since she basically invented dystopians I have to read her follow up to The Handmaid’s Tale. I enjoy the ideas behind her stories more than the writing itself. Although she has come a long way since The Handmaid’s Tale and I have always wanted to see the Hulu show, but I’m interested to see what she writes.

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