Thursday, May 26, 2016

Book Review: Outlander (Outlander #1) by: Diana Gabaldon

Release Date: July 26, 2005 (this edition)
from Dell Publishing
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"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."

My Thoughts:

At this point there isn’t much I can say about Outlander that hasn’t already been said. It truly is a fantastic read. It took me a while to listen to and at times it felt like I would never finish it, but it was so so so so good. I loved Jamie and Claire so much.

Claire is an amazing character. She is so strong and fierce and smart. I absolutely loved her. And of course I adored Jamie too. I mean how could I not? And the best part is that they were even better together. They are such a strong couple and they work well together. Jamie can be overbearing and stubborn and Claire just gives it right back. THEY ARE SO GREAT TOGETHER AND I JUST LOVE THEM SO MUCH.

This book had everything I love in a book. A fantastic romance, a fantasy twist, guys in kilts, danger, action, drama, swoons, kissing, seriously everything I want. It also had its darker aspects and those aspects truly hurt my heart. It is a rich and vivid world but it is realistic to the time and those aspects make it dangerous.

Outlander is a great read and I’m sure you didn’t need me to tell you that, most people would say the same. I have found my newest obsession and I regret nothing.


  1. Gah! You made me want to read this one even MORE than I already do! I was gifted the first three books last Christmas but I haven't gotten into them yet. Clearly, I MUST do so soon :D The characters, the romance, the fantasy, ALL OF IT sounds like perfection ♥ I'm really glad you enjoyed this so much Teresa!

  2. It really does sound so flippin' awesome! I've been wanting to read it (I love the series!!), but I don't know if I'll ever get to it :( Maybe one day! Glad you enjoyed it so

    Lovely review

  3. I just had to come see what you had to say about Outlander, Teresa, because it's on a challenge list for me this year and I'm hoping to get to it this summer. It's so long it's daunting though. LOL I'm glad it's worth the read and that you loved it so much!!

  4. I've heard so much about this one, and I'm really eager to get to it myself! I like that it's realistic to the time period, and there's so many intriguing aspects that you mention that I may have to bump this one up the TBR. I'm so glad you liked it! Lovely review :-)


  5. Idk if I'll ever get around to reading this. It's like with GoT lol. Luckily though, I love the GoT TV show, but I didn't like the Outlander show.


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