6+ rocket ship to the top of my all time favorite book list, stars.
If ever there were a book that i could describe as life-changing...it would be this6+ rocket ship to the top of my all time favorite book list, stars.
If ever there were a book that i could describe as life-changing...it would be this one.
Is it for everyone? Absolutely not. There are sections of this book that are brutal. That are intensely hard to read. And there are themes throughout the book that might be triggers for some people.
But, for me this was easily one of the most beautifully written books i have ever come across in my life. I literally ran out of my trusty small post its due to all the sections I marked.
I am still trying to process my thoughts after finishing this several hours ago, but i do hope at some point to be able to come back and write a proper review to try and express just how much this book effected me.
These characters and this story will stay with me for the rest of my life. And i feel fortunate to have decided to take a chance on a book so far outside my comfort zone....more
6 ungodly enjoyable stars! this is hands down the best horror/suspense novel I have read in years. if not ever. Jason Arnopp is a badass, and in Jack S6 ungodly enjoyable stars! this is hands down the best horror/suspense novel I have read in years. if not ever. Jason Arnopp is a badass, and in Jack Sparks he has created the epitome of the character you love to hate. I only wish I could go back and read it again for the first time....more
I put off reading this book for a very long time, knowing it would be a super emotional read. And it was.5+ stars
I loved this book. I hated this book.
I put off reading this book for a very long time, knowing it would be a super emotional read. And it was. As soon as I began to read it, i was immediately caught up in the story, and i fell in love with the characters....especially with Lou.
I won't bother getting into the plot, since other's have given the rundown on that in a much more eloquent way than i ever could...especially now, since i only just finished reading it an hour ago, and quite frankly my brain is fried from all the crying and raging at the universe (okay...that last bit might be a slight exaggeration...but only a slight one).
I will say this; Jojo Moyes wrote a beautiful book. Even though I went into it anticipating the eventual ending, I still found myself wishing that one aspect of the story was handled differently (view spoiler)[ Will telling Lou she wasn't enough. I GET why he felt that way, and i even understand why he felt like there was no other choice for him. But the cruelty of what he said to her, was just horrible. I truly hated him in that moment...much like Lou did. Also, he couldn't tell her he loved her? I know he basically expressed how he felt in other ways, but....i wanted that moment between them. (hide spoiler)] ..... It is only because i loved everything leading up to that part of the book so much, that i didn't knock off one star from my review.
There is a scene that happens right before the epilogue that is hands down one of the saddest scenes i have ever read in my life. If not THE saddest. I was completely gutted at the end, and i guess it is a testament to the author's skills as a writer to make me feel so much while reading this book. I just...wish it didn't hurt so much. :/...more
So...I seem to always have the unpopular opinion. For me, the previous book, Dragonfly in Amber was a much more interesting read for me.4 - 4.5 stars.
So...I seem to always have the unpopular opinion. For me, the previous book, Dragonfly in Amber was a much more interesting read for me. I preferred all the quiet, emotional moments in DIA than the seemingly over-the-top adventures in the second half of Voyager. Not to say I didn't still devour this book like a starving man.
As with the first book, I found myself being extremely frustrated with Claire throughout Voyager. Constantly doubting Jaime when he has proven himself time and again to her. Yes, the situation with (view spoiler)[ LegHair (hide spoiler)] was messed up. BUT....she was gone for 20 flipping years!!! He wasn't supposed to have a life without her? It's not like her life didn't continue when she left him. And while she was admittedly far from happy with FR...it is extremely selfish of her to just assume that if Jaime did survive that he would remain alone forever. But...I digress. That is obviously a sore subject for me, Claire's double standard way of thinking....so I will leave it alone now.
Anyway, I liked the addition of the new characters...especially LJG. I for one think John Grey is in incredibly interesting addition to the series, and while I realize that fans either love him or hate him...i personally love him, and am even more excited to read his side books that tie into the main series.
So, to wrap up....I enjoyed Voyager quite a bit. Was it without bumps in the road for me? No. Did I find myself wanting to punch Claire in the face at times? Yes. But, the overall world that Gabaldon has created here is addictive and well written enough to keep me coming back for more....more