Friday, May 1, 2015

Review: Outlander by Diana by Gabaldon

Title: Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Series: Outlander #1

Publication: December 22nd 2010 by Doubleday Canada (first published 1991
Genre: Adult ~ Historical Romance 
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Rating: 5/5

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.

I don't think I can't explain my love for this book as adeptly as I would want but I'm gonna give it a shot anyway. So I started watching the tv show before I read the book and I liked the show so much that I started reading the book even though the show is still airing. It was a little bit scary to me because, well, it's a big book, bigger than I normally read but in the end it's all worth it because it was an amazing book.

First of all, I love historical fiction, especially with a timetravel twist and I thought the writing was amazing. It was elegant and very detailed, which I loved. 

Another thing I loved was our main character, Claire. Talk about a strong female lead! She's really a remarkable heroine and I just love her sassiness! Which brings us to the hero, Jamie Fraser. Do I even have to explain how much I adore him? He was also seriously strong. And not just physically. I mean, he goes through SO much. But sometimes he's also a bit clueless, which makes him very adorable. They were really well-matched, in my opinion and I loved the way they fell in love. It was beautiful even if the circumstances weren't perfect.

This book has a lot of intrigue. I wouldn't expect any less from the Scottish highlands in this time. It's true that the book is very long, specific and sometimes a bit slow but to me it was never boring. 

I haven't read any books by Diana Gabaldo before but I already know she's a very outstanding writing and I can't wait to read more by her!

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Diana Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, #1 NYT-bestselling OUTLANDER novels, described by Salon magazine as “the smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting “Scrooge McDuck” comics.”

1 comment:

  1. Yas! I love Outlander. I think it's so amazing. I hope you enjoy the sequel. I'm reading it now and I think it's better than Outlander. :D


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