Waiting on Wednesday (28): MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Margaret Atwood
Release Date:  September 3, 2013
Published by Nan A. Talese, an imprint of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy — Crake’s one-time friend — recovers from a debilitating fever, it’s left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb.

Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the God’s Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters.

At the centre, is the extraordinary story of Zeb’s past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge.

Combining adventure, humour, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads)

I read the first two books in this trilogy, Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, back before I started blogging and really enjoyed both of them.  And I’m so excited that the final book is finally coming out!  I’m definitely going to have to reread the first two, though, so hopefully I’ll have reviews up for all three eventually!

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog!  And don’t forget to visit my stop on the Summer Giveaway Hop 2013, which ends today!


  1. Jade

    August 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I really enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood so I may give this a go even though it isn't my usual type of read.

    My pick
    Also check out my international giveaway here

  2. Brandi Kosiner

    August 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I haven't heard of this one yet. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  3. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    August 8, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I've only read The Handmaid's Tale, and there were more unfamiliar names in that first paragraph of the book summary that I was thinking I'd have to skip it… because I didn't realize it was a part of a series. Now I'm more interested!

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