Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Review - Bury the Living by Jodi McIsaac

Title: Bury The Living
Author: Jodi McIsaac
Series: The Revolutionary #1
Available: Now
Genre: Historical/Romance/Time Travel

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Synopsis via Goodreads:

Rebellion has always been in the O’Reilly family’s blood. So when faced with the tragic death of her brother during Northern Ireland’s infamous Troubles, a teenage Nora joined the IRA to fight for her country’s freedom. Now, more than a decade later, Nora is haunted by both her past and vivid dreams of a man she has never met.

When she is given a relic belonging to Brigid of Kildare, patron saint of Ireland, the mystical artifact transports her back eighty years—to the height of Ireland’s brutal civil war. Here she meets the alluring stranger from her dreams, who has his own secrets—and agenda. Taken out of her own time, Nora has the chance to alter the fortunes of Ireland and maybe even save the ones she loves. In this captivating and adventurous novel from Jodi McIsaac, history belongs to those with the courage to change it.

My Two Cents:

I’ve become a bit of a time travel addict over the last few years. This new addiction, paired with my well established love of historical fiction, has me constantly searching high and low for my next book to devour. I’ve been steadily working my way through the Outlander series (which is no easy task) and felt the need for something similar, but not as long and in a different place or era. I opened an email from NetGalley that was advertising a new series that involved both time travel and historical Ireland. What!? Are they reading my mind? I logged in and requested immediately. & I’m so glad I did. 

I thoroughly enjoyed Jodi McIsaac’s series debut, Bury the Living. It offers a detailed overview of the troubles Ireland citizens have faced over a large span of time. Main character, Nora, was strong and tough. I really loved her. She was such a great character to see the world through. She also spends most of her time around a fascinating cast of secondary characters-----including a few kick ass ladies. My only tiny complaint is the romance was on the light side. Hoping they’ll delve more into the romantic aspects in the next book. I’m super curious about what is next for Nora. The ending was killer. The wait for the next book is the worst thing about reading a fabulous debut


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