Saturday, March 14, 2015

Book Review - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

(Outlander, #1)
By Diana Gabaldon

  The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life . . . and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire . . . and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.


My Rating:


My Review: 

Watched the first episode of Outlander and jumped online and bought the book straight away. A few weeks later when it arrived I was seriously speechless about how huge it is. Over 800 pages, dear Lord, I was thinking it would take me forever to read. It didn't of course. ;-)

Before I started this book I'd watched the full first half of the show and wanted more, the waiting for the second half was killing me. So I picked up the book and got started.

Diana has written a brilliant story. A tragic love story of a woman torn between two different lives, her old one and a new one.

We're swept up into the battle between the Scottish and English. There were a few times I was shocked with things that were happening but no matter what I read I just couldn't stop. I was completely drawn in and addicted. I laughed, I shed a few tears, I got butt kicking mad and I fell in love.

The descriptions were perfect, I would melt away into the Scottish highlands with my favourite man Jamie Fraser. I felt like Claire, that I'd travelled back in time, cause I could picture everything so clearly, like I really was there. Was amazing!!

I can't wait to dive into book two and see where the characters will take us next, let the next adventure begin!! ^_^

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great adventure. Suited for 18+ readers due to sexual and very graphic content.


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