“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
Please don't read further if you haven't read this book already.
If you haven't, although I'm giving this book 3 stars out of 5, I will absolutely definitely be reading the next book. Don't read on unless you want spoilers.
So, Outlander had me hooked from page 1, and I had such high hopes for book #2 in the series.
The book starts in the 20th century. But there's maybe only 50 pages dedicated to the "present." The majority of the rest of the book picks up where Outlander left off. I was just bored for seriously 500 pages of the book. I'm not really sure how I made it through, other than I was running off of the adrenaline fumes of Outlander and that kept me going. I got through Outlander in just a few days, and this took me a month to finish
The whole thing in the Paris court, the spying (not as exciting as it sounds), and the will-they-won't-they of the revolution really didn't do much to keep me engaged, even though it sounds interesting enough. The parts I liked best had to do with Claire's healing, and her time in the hospital with the nuns. But beyond that, things really didn't pick up for me until the last 50 pages.
I was really underwhelmed and bored with this book, which was pretty disappointing.
So I'm taking a little bit of a break with the series, and reading some lighter stuff in the meantime. But I'll definitely pick back up soon!