Friday, April 19, 2013

Upcoming Book News

For all of you Divergent fans, yesterday, the author Veronica Roth debuted the name of her new book! You can see it here... Book Title. I'm looking forward to this book! Many questions will be answered!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

*A Note: I was sick when I typed this and tired, please forgive any misspellings and/or missed words. :-)

I just finished A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon. I stayed up late, even though I'm tired, to finish. I just had a little sliver of pages left at the end, it was too tempting to not read.

So, Ian is back! Yay! However, he carries a lot around with him now. He has his awesome wolf/dog Rollo too. I really do like this dog. He's only mentioned here and there, but I want one.

Anyway, Jamie, Claire, Brianna, Roger, Jem, Lizzie...everyone is here. However, what all happens to everyone...I'm amazed at the amount of stuff that happens in these tomes. However, I do have to wonder, how much rape and kidnapping can happen in just one family? For one person, just one of those could crush a normal person, but here, Jamie was raped in the first book, Claire allowed herself to be used in the second book, Ian was kidnapped and assaulted in the third book, Brianna is raped in the fourth and Roger is thrown to the Indians, Roger is taken by force and nearly hanged in the fifth book, and in this book, Claire is kidnapped and raped, then taken by a group later on, which then in turn leads her to be held by the Governor as prisoner until, Jamie has found a way of release for her, then finally, Brianna is kidnapped by the guy who raped her. It's a lot that happens to this family!

However, it's not all rape and kidnappings. We have Lizzie and Malva Christie to break all of this up. Lizzie...she makes a name for herself on Fraser Ridge in this book. This sweet little Scottish girl who, Brianna saved as she was traveling to America a couple of books back, has come into her own. she has been engaged, but it was called off to a character in another town. She's now free to look for another match, well she couldn't decide who she wanted and became a bigamist and tricked Jamie and Roger in to being able to marry two brothers...twins. I can't make this stuff up.I was floored the first time I read this. I still am a bit.It definitely kept me wanting to know what else is going to happen.

Next Malva, we are introduced to her and she seems very meek, quiet, but she slowly comes out of her shell and, I kind of like her. She wants to learn what Claire knows and she is bright. However, all is not what it seems with this girl. Dark, sneaky, and you just want to slap her! She ends up being fast and loose with the boys on the ridge and tries to black mail Jamie, turning the Ridge against him and Claire. The character transformation of Malva Christie is fascinating and it left my mind boggled. Ms. Gabaldon can make you believe one thing then snatch it out from you, not just once, but twice!

There are some other fun twists and turns with other characters, plus we are now entering the start of the Revolutionary War. Claire, Brianna, and Roger all know what is coming and they do their best to help the others, but it's there and they all will have to face the realities of it with big decisions.

This is a long story, with a lot of information, but a very good story and it is a to read!





Saturday, April 6, 2013

Upcoming Book News

I had to pass this along. I'm so giddy over it! I've been waiting for this book since 2009! Today, the cover for Diana Gaboldon's latest book in the Outlander series was revealed, along with the due date...It's been a long wait, just a like a pregnancy people.

Written In My Own Hearts Blood will be released in December, so there is still a bit of wait, but, we are getting closer and I'm so excited! I'm in the midst of my re-read through the series as y'all know, but I still remember the massive cliffhangers from the last book in 2009. I can't wait to have answers. I just had to share! So mark the month and count down with me!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March Review

This month, the book count was down again, however the page count was up. So, I think it balanced out. :-) I only was able to get to 2 books this month and brings me down to 45 more to go for the year. I liked both of the books that I was able to finish. They are both by Diana Gaboldon and a continuation of her Outlander series, and they are to read!