to Margarita Montimore on the release of
Genre: Science Fiction (Time Travel)
Almost 19 and with a world of possibilities before her, Oona is instead inflicted with a time traveling-esque disorder and becomes 51 overnight! Once that confusing year is over, she moves on to a different random age and so on and so forth for every year following. Oh, and to top it all off, her memory of previous years is affected as well. What the heck is happening to poor Oona, and what would it be like to live your life “out of order?” If you had the chance to change your past (and hence your future), would you? Find out in this unique, unconventional, and entertaining story that will make your head spin in the best way possible! “Oona paused to consider the twisted logic of tangled timelines, her life like an M.C. Escher drawing, years like staircases turning in on themselves to form a tangible but implausible whole.” First of all, time travel is not my thang, you all. When I first started reading Oona’s story, I had sooooo many logistical questions flying through my head. BUT, since I liked Oona and the writing style, I decided early on to let the questions go and just enjoy the story. Well, I’m so glad I did that because this was unlike anything I’ve ever read. Yes, I’m still left with many questions, but none more than this one …
(view spoiler) … Overall, however, I was fascinated by the story and how living out of order affected the choices Oona made. After all, just like life in sequential order, “Life had a system of checks and balances, and the bad breaks were tempered with good fortune.” Location: NYC
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.