The Power - Book Review
Lying in bed my attention is totally and utterly captured by the words within The Power describing a world that seems like the world we live in today, yet with a twist, I find myself completely under the author’s spell. The way in which this non-fiction tale is told, with the added deliciousness of reading when I really should be sleeping, has me feeling as if I live in this world where women have a special power, a world where women rule, a world where men are thought of as the gentler, weaker sex.
A dystopian novel set in present day, it follows the lives of Ally, Roxy, Margot, Tunde, Darrell and Jos. I’m usually someone who gets rather confused by too many characters, struggling to learn names and know, off the top of my head, whom is who. With a storyline featuring more than three main characters, I’ll often find myself frowning, flicking back through the book frustrated with my memory. Yet this didn’t happen once whilst reading The Power. Each character is strong with their own very real, independent and very different personality and life.
After finishing the book I was left with the same feeling I had after reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, a book on which all books I read are measured against. I wanted to know more about each character, about what the future holds for them, about what happens next whilst being content with where it ended and a profound gratitude for having read such a brilliant, thought provoking read.
The Power is something most women in this book possess, an electric capability which enables them to shock, electrocute and produce serious damage. Some of the characters in the book use this force for good, some for bad. A thriller which had me turning the pages as quickly as I could, devouring the politics of this land. The delicate way in which a war zone has been written gives you an understanding of what living through such a change would be like. I can’t recommend this read enough and it’ll be one I purchase as gift for friends and family. It’s a 10 out of 10 from me.
The Power is available in all good book shops and Amazon, it’s currently half price on Amazon Kindle, you can also listen to it for free if you haven’t tried Amazon’s Audiobook yet. (The amazon link is an affiliate link, to find out more about how I use affiliate links read my disclosure.)
Have you read The Power? What did you think? Who was your favourite character? Pleeeeeease talk to me about it because I am desperate to pick it apart and hear other’s opinions on what happened and what could happen next.