Thursday, April 30, 2015

REVIEW: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon


Book one of the Outlander series.

Book Blurb: 

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another...

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder 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's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning 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 passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

The Review: 

I had high expectations going into this book and I wasn't disappointed. First of all I have to say that I love the premise of the heroine having two separate lives in two different centuries. It also doesn't hurt that both the men she are married to are both described as being hot. That being said I don't like the counter part of her 20th century husband in his grandfather removed 6 times (?). Omg. Like what can I even say about that monster? His mama should have swallowed that day is all I'm saying. Her 18th century husband... he is such a nice and loving guy. He knew that she was the one when at the beginning of the book she attends to his wounds twice. He couldn't see her at all and apparently she felt very heavy to him but he knew then that she supposed to be his wife. The first book deals with the Jacobite Rebellion and deals really well with the issues of that time period. I did like the fact that Jamie came to Claire as a virgin on their wedding night. As he said one of them should know what to do. All in all I really did enjoy this book and couldn't put it down til I finished it. The only thing that pissed me off was that Goodreads said the book was around 630ish pages and my kindle said it was almost a 1000. Yeah Goodreads get your shit straight. I would recommend that everybody needs to read this book. Now I'm off to watch the TV show. lol I need help. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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