A long-due re-read of a series. Magic, multiple Londons, and rounded characters made it an enjoyable read.
The usual enemy-turned-lovers trope mixed with a Chosen One trope—gay edition. Or a better Harry Potter starting in the final year. Something like that.
Oh, what a fun ride. I usually see the plot twists coming, but this one managed to surprise me. A bank robber robs a bank and then flees into a neighboring building, where the perpetrator accidentally take hostages. Unreliable witnesses and narrators make this an excellent ride.
Even better than the TV show, and a lot less confusing. Very deep characters go through an unconventional wellness retreat and are changed forever—though not the way you'd expect.
After the disappointment of Vox, a poor modern-day Handmade's Tale, I decided to return to that story. The Testaments are a well-crafted answer to the open ending of the much earlier Handmade's Tale.