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.
A promising idea with an excellent first half of the book, and then she messed it up. The pacing is off in the entire second half, and there are so many unnecessary little things that take away from what could have been a modern-day Handmaid's Tale with an important message.
It’s essentially the same story as House in the Cerulean Sea, but I loved it no less because of that. I liked this cast of characters, and the epilogue gave me a really good cry.
An excellent portrayal of mental health issues. Another excellent book in the series. I can’t even tell you which one I liked best. She deals so well with issues of homophobia, racism, sexism, mental health, and all without making them a big deal. It’s a great balance.
A post-apocalyptic book with a crow as the protagonist? Count me in. After an excellent first book in the series, the sequel feels like she used up all her muse and vocabulary in the first book. She missed so many chances and ruined a very promising idea with a disappointing sequel.