I really didn't know what to expect going into this one, but after finishing it, my mind is blown. Atwood does a tremendous job of making this book both a prequel and a sequel to Oryx and Crake.
This one follows the lives of Toby, Ren, and Amanda. How different all their lives were before they met up at the Gardner's, how the Gardner's helped shape them into the people they become, thus having an incredible bond that flows throughout this book.
To me the first part of this book was kind of boring (but it was also very necessary) then the story really picked up for me after the Waterless Flood happened and all the main characters meet up - Toby, Ren, Amanda, and Jimmy/Snowman. Plus, the ending was super duper good. I'm really glad to have the next one on deck to devour as I cannot wait to see what adventures await!