And it was really really cool and strange. But only for the first 50% of the book. Then it got a little too twisty-turny for my taste.
Hannah is a religious girl in a futuristic time when there is a virus that makes the majority of women infertile. Because of this, many religious laws are created in order to protect the sanctity of life.
Remind anyone else of The Handmaid’s Tale by Atwood?
Hannah becomes romantically involved with her (married) pastor, who also just happens to be one of the most successful men in America at the time. When she realizes she is pregnant, she breaks the law in order to have an abortion (they repealed Roe v. Wade).
Hannah is found out, convicted, and sentenced to be a Red, with her skin dyed in order to single her out as someone who committed murder.
Like I said, the first 50% of the book was amazing and kept me on the edge of my seat. It was a fabulous cross between The Handmaid’s Tale and The Scarlet Letter!
But then the book fell apart for me. The twists and turns were too much, and at some point I stopped believing them.
That’s just me, though! The book is rated a 3.7ish on Goodreads, and it’s worth taking a chance on if this concept sounds as intriguing to you as it did to me.
What are your thoughts on post-apocalyptic fertility stories?
Have you read any of these books (Handmaid’s Tale, Scarlet Letter, When She Woke)?