Thursday, September 1, 2016

History Corner/ Book Review: Bury the Living by Jodi McIsaac

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this  ebook, from 47 North Publishing, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own. 


Well, it's not March, but we seem to have a flurry f Irish themed books on the shelves!

We don't have a problem with that, as they've all been pretty interesting!

This first book in the new Revolutionary Series from Jodi is today's entry!


Synopsis:

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. There 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.

Review:

Let's just start off realistically- if you love the Outlander series, you are gonna adore this book series! Time travel into Ireland's civil war? Not something most authors would even dream of attempting, but adding in folk lore and legends too? That takes an author who knows how to dream and Jodi does! She gives us a splendid look at a brutal reality, that many outside of Ireland really didn't see, nor understand. She brings the history of Eire alive in a way that modern readers can not only understand but feel true empathy for. I think when book 2 comes out, more will be explained, and the romance will take a new turn, and some bits here in this book will make more sense. But overall this is a great book to curl up to the fire with on a light Fall evening, and to fall back in time with!


About the Author:

Jodi McIsaac is the author of several novels, including A Cure for Madness and the Thin Veil Series. She grew up in New Brunswick, on Canada’s east coast. After abandoning her Olympic speed skating dream, she wrote speeches for a politician, volunteered in a refugee camp, waited tables in Belfast, earned a couple of university degrees, and started a boutique copywriting agency. She loves running, geek culture, and whiskey.


Giveaway:

If you belong to Goodreads, head on over and you can enter to win a copy of this book! But hurry, as the giveaway ends September 5th!

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