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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:50 PM
I am about 3/4 of the way through Cross Stitch, holy dooley. I am not usually one for romance type novels but I must admit I'm having trouble putting it down. *swoon*
So I am about to download the second book, Dragonfly in Amber, please tell me it's a good as Cross Stitch.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:29 PM
I have started that series twice. Both times, I loved the first book. And both times I got to a point in the second book where I got so bored I gave up. But millions of people have loved the whole series, so it's probably just me.
From what I remember, there was less action and more rambling descriptions in the second book and I couldn't get past it.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:33 PM
I loved the whole series, in fact I'm thinking of reading it again. Persevere with it, you will be glad you did!
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:44 PM
Your not the only one fiveaus. I NEVER stop halfway through a book, no matter how much it annoys me but Dragonfly in Amber was SO bad I stopped about halfway
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:45 PM
I love all of this series. Some books did get a bit long winded but overall an easy read.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:53 AM
I'm another fan of Outlander and I still have a major crush on Jamie Fraser.
However I just could not get into the second book despite how much I wanted to.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:20 AM
My favourite is Voyager...the third one.....so keep on going!
Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:26 PM
The trick is to endure the first reading of the series, then, when you go back and read it again and again and again, you know which are the boring bits and you can skip over them!
Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:58 AM
And when it comes to series of any kind, I never read straight on to the next book no matter how good it is! I always take a break with something else (and usually more than just one), to avoid getting bored of the characters.
I have spun out Outlander for years!
Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:04 AM
I'm working my way through the series right now, and am almost finished book three. I didn't much like book two either - parts were great, but parts were a bit boring... Book three is great though, so persist with book two if you can!
Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:05 AM
This is my favourite series. It is well worth pushing through but have a break between books. Jamie Fraser is my book crush!
Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:21 PM
Well I've started book two and within the first couple of chapters we find out Jamie is dead, like wtf? I mean obviously he is because she is back in 1960 but still sometimes the obvious shouldn't be stated IMO. However I have persevered and enjoying it so far.
Because most of what I read is fantasy I tend to read a lot of series and I can understand breaking it up a bit, the last series I read felt like I was pulling teeth, but I had to finish all 6 books. I probably will do the same with Outlander once I finish this book.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:27 PM
I'm not a romance fan but this is my favourite series ever! I have a major thing for Jamie Fraser, swoon. I've read the whole series and eagerly awaiting the next one out later this year. Yay!
Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:28 PM
I quite enjoy them, and I believe book 8 is due out this year. There were some cliff-hangers at the end of 7 so I'm actually pretty eager for the new one!
P.S. Major crush on Jamie here as well, I love me a Scottish accent!
Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:26 AM
If you like your Highlander romance, try the Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning. Definitely some swoon-worthy reading there.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:55 AM
I remember reading that the author wrote each book in a way that it could be read and enjoyed without having to have read the preceding books. So if you don't like the second one, just skip it and go on to Voyager. I love the Outlander series and have read all the series twice. There is a companion series called The Lord John series that runs parallel to the events in Outlander, but you don't have to read one to understand the other.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:16 AM
So I finished Dragonfly in Amber, I mourned Jamie's impending death and actually cried when they were saying goodbye at the end. I spent the whole book on tenterhooks watiting for him to die. I must be getting soppy *sigh*.
So without pause I downloaded Voyager, I am about 1/4 if the way in and feel like giving Claire a kick up the bum and telling her to get back out there, she's wasting valuable time.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:57 PM
By book 7, I wanted to not only kick Clare's bum, but Brianna's too. Talk about irritating. Jamie is beautiful, and I love him all the way through, but Clare is a PITA. Bloody know it all sex maniac has all her own flipping teeth .
I was so annoyed by the last one I don't know if I'll make it through book 8. Too many words.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:27 PM
Well, I decided to give this series a third go, but this time on audio. Listened to the first one so I could refresh my memory, it was as good as I remembered and the narrator is excellent.
I'm almost finished the second one but I know why I gave up reading it. It waffles on and on and on, there are little dramas that have no apparent relevance to the story, there are way too many characters, especially French ones and its just this really long winded, waffling on story that doesn't really go anywhere.
At least on audio I can tune out, then check back in every now and then to see which obscure character she's rambling on about now, then drift off again til I feel like listening properly. It's not hard to pick up the threads of the story because despite all the waffling on, nothing really happens.
I hope the next one is better.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:53 PM
I'm re-reading at the moment. Up to 'The Fiery Cross', but I just flip through the political/fighting bits because they bore me to death.
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