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Sunday, April 1, 2012


“Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master . . . and you're mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

i so loved this book. it was the perfect book for me to read during the long month of march.
i read the first one quickly and have been reading the second one (dragonfly in amber)
more slowly.
i woke up this morning to a  dark stormy sunday and lit my fireplace
(for possibly the last time this season) 
and finished the second book. 
this is definitetly
not a lighthearted read and i completely understand the reasons why the reviews are all over the map.
it has a high body count and some torture scenes that were brutal.
but if you can get past that you might be swept away
by the passion and intensity between claire and jamie.
i was. 
by the time claire almost literally rescues jamie's soul the reader is almost exhausted by the sheer emotion of it all.
their relationship develops, matures and is tested, but it never wavers.

although Dragonfly ends with more tears than anything else it is different. 
 it dosn't approach the sheer drama and passion of Outlander.
but for me,
i thought it was epic and reminded me of "braveheart" and "last of the mohicans" where the hero's word's are
"stay alive, no matter what occurs, i will find you" 
i loved that.
and i must admit, i did fall a little in love with jamie. i thought he was the more grownup of the two and i kept forgeting he was only 23.
but i did think that claire made a lot of things worse by being so outspoken. she was a "career woman" of the 1940's and that didn't really work for her in 18th century scotland.
she could be real brat.
i sometimes wanted her to shutup:)
but, overall, i really enjoyed this book. i will most certainly read the rest.
i give it 4.25 stars
and the average for the reviews that i recieved from everyone else was 3.75 stars...

“For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary. It is all. It is undying. And it is enough.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
thanks for a great march everyone...
more later...


Maddie said...

I loved the quotes :) I also love that you love books as much as you love movies. You love them all!

Cindy said...

OK, so I am hooked on all the Outlander books. I am now on the fourth book! Discovery of Witches is still my all time favorite but I love the action and the romance of the Outlander books.

Staci T said...

I know. Me too. I wish I had more time to read them but I just started the third one. They are addicting. But I agree with you about Discovery of Witches. I cannot wait till the second one comes out. I have loved almost all the books that we have read. This is definitely fun!

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