I seriously can't believe that April is over already. It really flew by so quickly. Does anyone feel the same way?
At least I managed to get a book finished this month, but I really need to step up my game because now, rather than being ahead of schedule in the Goodreads challenge, I am "on track." I'm an overachiever. I prefer to be ahead of the game. ;o)
This month, I read the next installment in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It took me forever to get through this book, but this was in large part due to lack of time. I went back and forth between giving this 3 or 4 stars, but I settled on 4 after reading the final chapters.
There were parts of this book that dragged on, and parts that I felt were unnecessary or boring. One particular example is the small sections that were excerpts from Governor Tyron's journal. While his actions in this books were of importance, I don't care about him as a character. I want to read about Jamie, Claire, Brianna, and Roger!
I did find it a little strange that this book has other excerpts like that: Brianna's dream journal, Claire reading information in Dr. Rawlings' medical journal. It sometimes seemed to interrupt the story with a different style.
Overall, I went with 4 stars because some of those seemingly unnecessary parts resolved themselves or carried the story further. And the book ended by leaving me ready to move on to the next installment!
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