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 was really excited to join a buddy read for this book, and even more excited to win in through a giveaway on Instagram. Most seemed to really enjoy this one. While I did like this book, I didn’t love it. The beginning really caught my attention, and then it dwindled from there until the end where there was a good reveal.
I had more questions than not while reading. Like why is this happening to her? Is she going to leap on NYE for the rest of her life?
I liked how her previous self left a letter on what to do and what not to do. Like don’t break up with this guy because you really like him and he’s good for you. While he was good for the past Oona, he may not be right for present Oona. I was glad to see she didn’t force anything. Or don’t look up any of your friends or family members to see if they are still around.
I did like that Oona’s mom knew about her leaps, and was ready and willing to help. I felt their relationship grew from leap to leap.
Overall this book didn’t really keep my attention. Maybe it’s because I’m more distracted these days than not, maybe it’s because I’m used to reading thrillers and romantic comedies. I would recommend this book. Just because I’m not in the right mindset doesn’t mean you won’t be!
Book Rating: 3/5
For the grand finale this would pair nicely with a very chilled St Supéry Sauvignon Blanc.