The Power - Naomi Alderman

The Power

By Naomi Alderman

  • Release Date: 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Literary
4 Score: 4 (From 611 Ratings)


In this stunning bestseller praised as "our era's Handmaid's Tale," a fierce new power has emerged—and only women have it (Washington Post). 

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family.

But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power: they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

"Captivating, fierce, and unsettling...I was riveted by every page. Alderman's prose is immersive and, well, electric." â€”New York Times Book Review


  • The Power

    By LC376
    Good concept but poor execution
  • Such a good read!

    By Shewhotravels
    Read this book.
  • Excellent fictional look at a women’s world

    By kaykaybean13
    Loved the imagination and the very real gender reversal in this story. Hunger Games meets the Handmaids Tale!
  • Great Concept- Disappointing Finish

    By Carly_Latham
    Such opportunity wasted! Great idea and beginning. Dimensional characters, intriguing idea, but I became disenchanted because as a mother, I know the love we have for our sons. Which if this story ship would have angled a slightly different way, it could easily have been a five star. I’m a feminist, but only a male hater would truly love and imagine this story could happen.
  • The Power

    By Hollybeth2011
    Graphic violence
  • Powerful

    By dustpixie
    Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Feminist and brutally honest
  • Must read.

    By NYC Genre Fan
    So go read it. It’s an incredible, careful, often restrained and disquieting masterpiece.
  • Mindblown

    By HeatherRMorrow
    Just finished this amazing book, and wow. Incredible. I’m sitting here, mind reeling at the possibilities explored, and now I want to read it all over again. Definitely a must read if you’re looking at dystopian fiction, well done. If you’re a fan of Margaret Atwood, you will appreciate this!
  • Superb

    By SDWill
    This is a superb novel.
  • We Need Books On This Topic, But.....

    By juliusa
    Yes we need books on the issues surrounding harassment, but we don’t need books like this. Horribly written, dull, goes nowhere. Manipulative. Read non-fiction on this topic, you’ll get more from it.