Friday, June 20, 2014

Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon

  You know what? This blog post shouldn't be called the title of the book. It should be called, "Yet Another Reason Why Diana Gabaldon is an Incredible Author, and Why Outlander Will Be One of the Best Series You'll Ever Read."
  For people who are not yet fans of Outlander, Written in My Own Heart's Blood is a perfect selling point for you to pick up the first book in the series. For fans of the books already, this book will remind you how incredibly breathtaking the beauty of this series is, and it'll remind you just how in love you were/still are with Diana Gabaldon's remarkable story.
  Now here comes the tricky part. Since MOBY (a nickname for Written in My Own Heart's Blood) takes place in the somewhat middle/close to end of the series, I cannot go into the synopsis of its story. But I can say that MOBY will reconnect you with your favorite Outlander characters, and transport you to a time when the Revolutionary War is thriving, and the United States of America is in a state of turmoil.
  As fans of the Outlander series already know, MOBY took quite a bit of time to come out. Five years to be exact. FIVE YEARS. So after five years, I and many other Diana Gabaldon fans were ready to dive back into the series and see what Herself had in store for us this time.
  I was expecting a beautifully written, jaw-dropping, extraordinary, make-me-cry-it-was-so-beautiful story, and that's exactly what I got.
  After fighting with myself for years over which Outlander book is my favorite, I now have an answer. Outlander aside (because it IS the first book in the series and the start of Claire and Jamie's life-changing adventure), Written in My Own Heart's Blood is my favorite.
  When I finished it, I was filled with this overwhelming feeling of happiness and beauty (even though I sobbed a few good times, which is not a spoiler). I was content.
  Written in My Own Heart's Blood filled the aching Claire and Jamie-sized hole in my heart more than Diana Gabaldon will ever know.

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  1. Agreed! As much as I adore all of the books in the series, this one is just stellar, and, like you, I put it right up there with Outlander as my favorite. It was well worth the (long!) wait. :)

  2. Definitely agree. I've always had different favorites based on what was going on in my own life at the moment, but right now, MOBY has kind of blasted them all right out of the water. Streamless shifts among character viewpoints and settings, rich language, some very witty one-liners and laugh-out-loud scenes that break up the drama that could otherwise overwhelm the reader. Herself (Diana, of course) has done it again!