Waiting on Wednesday: The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

Waiting on Wednesday: The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

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Synopsis

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

Thoughts

42973319This is a book I’m looking forward to so much. For a long time Margaret Atwood was an author that I knew of but had never read before. While I was at University one of our modules included The Handmaid’s Tale and I became completely engrossed in the story. I’ve read it a few times and still to think day it blows me away. Since then I’ve read a number of her books and I’ve loved every single one. The ending of The Handmaid’s Tale definitely left me wanting more and I’m so intrigued to find out what’s going to happen in Gilead fifteen years after the events of the first book. The Handmaid’s Tale is one of those books I recommend to everyone, it’s such a brilliant piece of writing. The story is incredibly dark and I honestly have no idea what’s going to happen next, but I’m sure it will be an unputdownable read. The Testaments is publishing September 10th 2019 from Vintage Books. 

4 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

  1. I’m so unsure how I feel about this book! I included it on a list of books I’m looking forward to, but I said at the time I really hope this has been written because there was a story Margaret Atwood has wanted to write for a long time, and not something quickly done to cash in on the success of the TV series. I’ll try and remain optimistic though!

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    1. I completely understand how you feel. I’m so excited to read it but hope it doesn’t wind up being a disappointment! I’m yet to watch the TV series but I can imagine there was plenty of pressure to write a sequel with all the popularity the show has!

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