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Lissylaine Reads

I've loved books and reading ever since I can remember and my great-grandmother read "Miss Suzy" to me over and over again. My tastes change over time, but tend toward paranormal romance, thrillers and mysteries, science fiction, some fantasy and urban fantasy, YA, and dystopia to name a few.

Currently reading

Queen of Shadows
Sarah J. Maas
Seams Unlikely: The Inspiring True Life Story of Nancy Zieman
Marjorie L Russell, Nancy Zieman
Progress: 50 %
Lover Reborn: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
J.R. Ward
Progress: 21 %

So I skipped to the end

Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly In Amber did not live up to its predecessor Outlander. It was a slog to get to 40% before I pretty much gave up. The first part of the book surprised me, and I was actually pretty glad when it got back to where we left off at the end of Outlander.


But then it got bogged down in minutiae. And not interesting minutiae. BORING minutiae. And I found myself practically not caring whether I finished the book or not. At 40% progress, I decided to read a few reviews to see if it might get better. At the rate I was going, it would take another 4-5 months to finish and I didn't want to waste that time unnecessarily.


I found some reviews that seemed to have the same opinion as me. I found out a few things about the plodding nature of the rest of the story, and knew I was making the right decision to skip ahead to the last three chapters. 


Outlander was wonderful. Dragonfly In Amber was a huge disappointment.