Reading Thursday: The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

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The Fiery Cross is the 5th book in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. And it took me a ridiculously long time to finish reading it.

I love this series. The characters are beautifully written, the mix of genres is fantastic and I’m always happy to dive back into Claire and Jamie’s world. But Fiery Cross was lacking something. It felt slow moving and a bit boring at times. I still cared about the characters, but the plot was moving way too slowly for me. I kept wanting to take breaks from the book but trudged on instead because I didn’t want to forget what was happening. I think I read every moment of every day that the characters experienced. And then … the last 30 pages or so were … awesome. Things happened at a quick pace and all of a sudden I remembered why I love these books and started getting ready to dive into the next one. What I don’t understand is why it took that much of the book to get to that point. I realize that these books are epic and there was a lot to set up, and probably even more to set up for books to come, but I’m hoping that the next book moves a bit faster than this one did.

Have you read these books? What did you think of The Fiery Cross?

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