May 03, 2016

#BAM: Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just 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 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.

Diana Gabaldon is the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels-Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, and A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize)-and one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion, as well as the bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey, a character she introduced in Voyager. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

So first off I want to say that if the show of Outlander had never been made I prob wouldn't be doing this review right now. As I prob never would have picked up these books.  But now that I'm addicted to the tv show I have an entire shelf dedicated to all things Outlander.  The book vs. the show is always a fine line.  But for once I really LOVE what they did.  Each installment has its own merits and its own drawbacks.  So as for the book I think that it was a solid 4 stars for me. As parts of it were long winded and well some of the parts which were changed in the show I just liked better.  But I will be reading the rest of the series.  So if you love historical fantasy make sure to check this one out! 

Book in a Pinch
Time Travel, Finding True Love, Danger, Historical 

 Go Into This One Knowing 
Well go into this one knowing that the only fantasy in this book is Claire going back in time.  The rest of the book is just plain historical romance fiction.

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I am planning to read all 8 as my summer reads! I loved the first season of the show as well, and am excited to jump ahead in the storyline with the books 😍

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