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Margarita Montimore

Forfatter af Oona Out of Order

5 Værker 1,232 Medlemmer 83 Anmeldelser

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Værker af Margarita Montimore

Oona Out of Order (2020) 1,051 eksemplarer, 70 anmeldelser
Acts of Violet (2022) 161 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Asleep from Day (2018) 16 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Dollhouse Academy (2025) 2 eksemplarer
Oona kontra zycie (2021) 2 eksemplarer

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I wanted to enjoy this book more than I did. It came on my radar through one of the book podcasts (either Book Talk, etc. or Sarah's Bookshelves or The Currently Reading Podcast or What Should I Read Next) to which I listen regularly, and I always want to enjoy those recommendations. There was a wait to get a copy through Libby, so I read another of the author's books - Oona Out of Order - first.
The structure of Acts of Violet - interweaving podcast transcripts, magazine and newspaper articles and first-person POV narration sounded as though it would be interesting, but as the book progressed, I found it distracting. I would have liked to hear more from Violet directly because in the end I didn't feel invested in her as a character. Perhaps if the book had ended differently, I would have been more satisfied with this book. While you don't have to love magic, if you hate magic, you might not enjoy this book.
If you want to give this author a chance, I recommend Oona Out of Order.

My Rating System:
Characters (Strength, Likability): 3/5
Story/Plot: 3/5
Enjoyability/Ease of Reading: 3/5
Reading Pace: 4/5
Quality of Writing: 3/5
TOTAL: 16 0 (not likely to read more by this author) = 16/25
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ClimateBabs | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jul 15, 2024 |
I borrowed this book while I was waiting for the author's most recent book (Acts of Violet) to become available through Libby, and I'm glad I did. Oona was a compelling character who had me caring about her from the very beginning. Most publisher and bookseller reviews seem to like the phrase "Remarkably inventive" to describe the book. I will simply say that it is an interesting and captivating narrative technique and plot structure (leaping around in time, living your life out of order, never knowing what year it will be when you wake up on January 1st). Her story had me teary in certain places and pulling for her in others. It was mind-boggling in places, trying to figure out how she could know what when, so I recommend reading it straight through, if possible, for greatest enjoyment.
I've read that a series adaptation is in the works at Amazon and am looking forward to seeing it!

My Rating System:
Characters (Strength, likability): 4.5/5
Story/Plot: 4.5/5
Enjoyability/Ease of Reading: 4.5/5
Reading Pace: 5/5
Quality of Writing: 4.5/5
TOTAL: 22.5 0 (not likely to read more by this author) = 22.5/25
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ClimateBabs | 69 andre anmeldelser | Jul 15, 2024 |
The concept of this book, time traveling in your own life, is fascinating. Reading during my own birthday, I started writing letters to myself from different ages, both past and future. This could be a great book group book as some people are going to love it and some are going to hate it, all for different reasons -- that always makes for the best conversations!
Flowercreek | 69 andre anmeldelser | Jun 24, 2024 |
3.5 because the audiobook cast is great, but the ending keeps me from rounding up.
I was pretty entranced by this plot and the mysterious life of Violet Volk up until about the 85% mark, then I realized how little was left in the book and thought, "How on earth is this all going to wrap up in time?!" And while the book does ~ try ~ and answer most of the questions, the ending is the most disappointing part of the whole story, which really kinda stinks because there is soooo much build-up to this point! If the ending was different or even just gave more satisfying answers then "Acts of Violet" could have been a real showstopper, but I felt tricked at what we as readers are given at the end.
I will say, if you do decide to read this, the audiobook has a delightfully packed cast with plenty of narrators and really brings an extra dimension to the story. I read almost all of this via audiobook and the teeny bits I read in print definitely lack the charm the story needs to bring some life into it. Kudos to the narrators on this one!
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deborahee | 10 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |



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