The Power by Naomi Alderman
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Feminism
Publication Date: 6th April 2017
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“All over the world women are discovering they have the power.
With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain – even death.
Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they’ve lost control.
The Day of the Girls has arrived – but where will it end?”
My Thoughts & Review
I went into this book not knowing very much about the plot. Yes, I did pick up a physical copy from the charity shop but I didn’t actually read what it was about, I just brought it because I had heard the name and also because a few people had suggested I read it. Anyway, before I started the book I had convinced myself that I wouldn’t enjoy it and that I’d probably end up DNF-ing it but I was wrong.
The Power ended up being a really good read. It turned out to have an interesting and definitely thought provoking plot. Generally speaking I thought the book was well written but I preferred the first half of the book more. The first half of the book definitely had me gripped. The second half of the book wasn’t bad but there were a few little sections where I felt the plot drifted and my interest did waver a bit and the ending was a little underwhelming for me.
Overall I enjoyed this book, but because of the underwhelming ending I give this a solid 3 out of 5.
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