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Review: Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

Summary from Goodreads:

It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics, or remain at home in Brooklyn to pursue her passion for music and be with her boyfriend? As the countdown to the New Year begins, Oona faints and awakens thirty-two years in the future in her fifty-one-year-old body. Greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house she’s told is her own, Oona learns that with each passing year she will leap to another age at random. And so begins Oona Out of Order…

Hopping through decades, pop culture fads, and much-needed stock tips, Oona is still a young woman on the inside but ever changing on the outside. Who will she be next year? Philanthropist? Club Kid? World traveler? Wife to a man she’s never met? Surprising, magical, and heart-wrenching, Margarita Montimore has crafted an unforgettable story about the burdens of time, the endurance of love, and the power of family.


I did a book swap for the ARC of Oona Out of Order because of all the hype surrounding it on bookstagram. I had high expectations and it almost met them. It was enjoyable read with such an intense and original plot.

I liked the beginning of the novel, I struggled with the middle, and I loved the ending of it. I was not a fan of some of the content surrounding drugs/sex but started to enjoy the novel more when the story moved away from those topics. I was going to give the novel a 3 or 3.5 based on the middle but I connected with the last section of it that it bumped up the rating.

I really liked the twists and turns that the plot took. I was able to guess one of the biggest twists of it but still enjoyed how it played out. I enjoyed Montimore’s writing style, her strange plot, and will be picking up future novels from her.

I recommend checking out this extremely unique novel! It was a great read.


4 Stars Out of 5 Stars.


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