Sometime last week I came across this gif.
I don't remember where I saw it, but it intrigued me so much I had to find it's source immediately. Anything that looks like a period drama with some kind of romance gone wrong - count me in! Yes, I deduced all of that from the gif, didn't you? Thankfully someone had named it appropriately and I discovered it's from a BBC TV show called North and South, which is also a book (and also an unrelated American TV show).
So naturally, I got the kindle book (free, holla) and binge read it on Monday night.
Last night I binge watched the TV series. and omfejzhfvjsavfbg no words. SO MUCH LOVE. It's only been out for 10 years...
Seriously. If you like period dramas you should absolutely watch this right.now. and if you like reading 400 + pages in one night, get the book. Ha! It reminded me a lot of Pride & Prejudice (KC said 'shocker') but it was a very different story. The book is kind of weirdly paced because I think originally it was written as like a weekly series, but still. so. good. All of the goods. 100 stars out of a possible 5. I could be biased because I just love stuff like this, but whatevs.
|kindle free / paperback|
Orphan Train 3/5
I thought this was a good book, but honestly right as I thought it was getting good it ended! It was ok, I enjoyed learning what I did but the book didn't grip me and I doubt I'd read it again. I think I have something against split narratives or different time periods. I'm too impatient for that.
I enjoyed this book, I thought it started off strong and interesting and then it went downhill. I will be honest, I didn't quite understand or love the ending. I have trouble liking books where I can't put myself in any of the characters shoes, or I don't agree with the way they think or act, so that may be why I didn't absolutely love this book.
I may or may not have wanted to read this book purely because the author's name is Eowyn. I would love to name my future daughter Eowyn!
This is probably the one I was most disappointed with. I know, I know. John Green is amazing, and The Fault in Our Stars blew me away like I need a megaphone to shout from the rooftops how much I loved that book. This book - I liked it, but I didn't love the characters like his other book, and I thought it was more predictable. Still well written and I am glad I read it. I would re-read The Fault in Our Stars, but I doubt I would re-read this.
Do you like period dramas? Any recommendations for me?