Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mare Reads: Outlander

My friend Jess has been raving about this series since I met her in 2005.  I tried to read Outlander once and didn't make it very far, but it's always been in the back of my mind to try it again.  
So happy I did!
Outlander is written by Diana Gabaldon and is the first in a series of seven books, with the eighth out this fall.  It centres around Claire, a woman who lives in the 1940s but time travels (unintentionally) to the 18th century.  It's not too historical so that you feel weighed down by facts, but just enough so you feel a part of story and the time.  It's romantic, it's adventurous, it's just a fun story!  I cannot believe how much the author packs into this storyline and how many major things happen, especially because there are so many more books in the series!  I definitely recommend Outlander if you like a good bit of fantasy and romance.  The only thing I didn't like was the size of this book. It's over 800 pages and I only had the small paperback but it was too heavy!  I am going to wait until I replace my e-reader to continue the series. Have you read Outlander? 

1 comment:

  1. I also LOVE to read and have a huge stack of books just waiting for me to pick them up. I also have this one that I picked up at the used book store. I haven't read it yet but have seen several of the TV shows about this book. Historical fiction is one of my faves....looking forward to reading this one soon. Thanks for the reminder!!

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