Currently Reading… The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

by Maryse on March 17, 2012 · 8 comments

in What I am reading today

The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman Trilogy)
You guys were NOT kidding when you recommended this book. I have been reading non-stop since late last night, with only a few hours here and there of sleep to keep me coherent. And I’m only 47% in but have NO desire to stop reading, to put it down, to get back to my own life (except, of course, to let you know as to why I’ve been so quiet all of the sudden).

Recommendations started pouring in, and I knew I had to start this trilogy ASAP. I promptly posted the reading order guide, and added it to my main “to-be-read” list. And when I received this Facebook comment by Kristina, that cinched it. It had to be next:

Kristina: The Bronze Horseman is so gut wrenching & different from books I normally read (but after rave reviews on your site), I decided to check it out & it is wonderful. Superbly written, & full of passion & heartache, I recommend it wholeheartedly. I will say that there is a slight hump to get over in the beginning (like in Sempre) to get to the “omg i can’t put this down” part of the story :) but you won’t regret it. Alexander is definitely going to need a “Our version of” folder soon lol!

Maryse’s Book Blog: Ok THAT is what I’m reading this weekend!

Oh and… Kristina? OMG YES!!!! I am hooked. Obsessed. In love. Distraught. Nervous. Completely upside down and beside myself. This is already turning out to be an EPIC romance, but not the fluffy and sweet kind. The “feel” of it is along the lines of, ohhhh I dunno. Outlander? The Hunger Games? Huh!!?? The Hunger Games? Heck I dunno?!! I mean, this is not like that series at all, but the atmosphere… the mood of it. Exactly like that. Dangerous times, a struggle to survive, oppression, forbidden love,  lessons in life, innocence lost. Decisions… sacrifice.

The kind that keeps the reader longing, gasping, gulping back tears, connecting. And all the while, appalled at the turmoil and conditions of life, as it is, in this tale. Because it is so much more than a romance. It is a look into a part of history that absolutely demolished life as people knew it. Destroyed them. Families losing loved ones, families falling apart as they were forced to adapt.

And while all of this is going on around them, blossoming love that must be denied. The romance and tension is so deep and intense, that, even just a touch, or a look, or a stolen moment is absolutely gratifying. Tiny moments, but they are so effective that I have all of the heart flutters, and the acute feelings that I usually get with some of our more obvious five star love stories. I don’t even really know if it’s considered YA (it’s been a bit *tame* some far), but the story is so good, that I’m all in no matter what. —-> Update a few hours later…. *woops* hehe. Yah. Ummmm… It’s not YA. *blush*

Okay. That’s enough talk. I’ve gotta get back to them. Everything’s a mess right now (where I left off), and I hear this one ends on a cliffhanger. SO happy that this is one series that is already complete. I won’t have to wait for the next book. You can bet as soon as this one’s done, I will be instantly downloading the next.

Ahhhhh I love technology! We have it SO good.

Here’s the reading order guide (I’m currently on book #1) —> Paullina Simons – The Bronze Horseman Trilogy (The Timeless Saga)

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Robyn B. March 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I am so glad you are reading this series! I love this trilogy! Shura (Alexander) makes me swoon!

Rebecca Espinoza March 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I love this book too!! Read this sometime last year but your little mini review above is making me want to read it again!! Yay!

Tori March 18, 2012 at 3:11 AM

I’m so glad you’re reading it. I started when you first mentioned it a few weeks ago and am currently in the middle of book two. Had to take a few breaks ’cause it’s just too intense sometimes…but they’re constantly on my mind. If anyone deserves a HEA, they do. Here’s hoping. :)

Caroline March 18, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Shura, Shura, Shura! Oh yeah, this story is one of THOSE. You know. I devoted the last week and a half to this series (gotta hold down my job, too–darnit!) and I’m still thinking of them. I’m now in that kinda depressing stage where you realize the void… and the likelihood it may be a very long time before you can fill it with another GREAT story. Enjoy our Tatia and Alexander, Maryse!

Nicole March 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM

A few reviews on Barnes and Noble say that the eBook version is missing pages… Does anyone know if this is true?

Maryse March 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Ack!! I hope not! I’ll let you know soon. I’m at 90%

Aestas March 18, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Omgomgomg I’m so glad you are reading this!! I just finished the trilogy last week and it has just complete,y taken over my life!!!! I got about 3 hours of sleep a night for the week it took me to read all 3 books and since finishing them, I’ve been thrown into a book funk where absolutely nothing seems remotely comparable to how wonderful these books were or to the depth of the love that Tatiana and Alexander shared. It’s just so epic and heart wrenching and beautiful!!!!!! I know I will be Rereading them over and over and over again. I honestly haven’t been able to even think about anything else since I started them.

Dawn May 24, 2012 at 8:29 PM

FYI @ Nicole i had a friend who bought the e-version and it was missing the BEST part of the book. Would not recommend it, but maybe they fixed it by now.

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