Friday, June 20, 2014

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander, #1)Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book has been on my to-read list a long time but what finally made me read it was a quick n crazy review by Taystee (to Poussey in the prison library) on OITNB! lol

Earlier this month I was marathoning Season 2 and then in the last episode this happened:
...And I'm like:
Hey! I have that book, still on my to-read list though...
Hmm…heard it's good but can't recall why I put it down?...
Ugh that's right, I'm not into time travel novels...
Jajajajaja! I gotta try reading this book again...
SOLD! thanks for the kick ass rec Taystee lol
Wtf?! jajajaja! Oh man, that's hilarious; I'm not big on "gingers"
either but I'm dying to give this book another shot now

And THAT is how Netflix and OITNB convinced me to try reading Outlander, stat. Now, I'm in love with a red haired highlander named Jamie, and can't get the story outta my head! I'm addicted to the series now and have already started book 2 and intend to consume the series back to back all this month. Well, maybe summer since they're really long books lol. But it's perfect timing because in August the Starz channel is premiering their new Outlander tv show and I'm just too damn excited about it all! lol

Here's the poster:

So if you're into historical fiction, romance, adventure sagas, or hot Scots in kilts then this is a MUST read. Be warned though, this is NOT a genre romance novel. It's much more like historical fiction with a passionate romance in it, elements of magic and fantasy, and intense gritty action and drama. This reads much more like Game of Thrones than it does romcom. But it's soooo worth it; promise.

This book was a personal copy.