This book wove its spell on me (see what I did there, ha). Told through a multi-media format I greatly enjoyed, this novel tells the story of a missing magician and her sister. Don't want to give anything away, but the ending wasn't quite what I wanted or expected, but I enjoyed the ride.
Violet Volk was one of the most famous magicians of modern time. Until she disappeared mid act and was never seen again. Her estranged sister wonders where she went but wants nothing to do with the media or upcoming podcast.
This one has such a unique plot and I loved the magic aspect. It was so fun hearing about Violet’s acts and reliving her stage events. I also enjoyed the non-traditional format, with letters, emails, and articles peppered through out the story. The story got a bit magical and different (no spoilers) and I loved that; I wish it dived even a bit deeper into that aspect!
“Keeping Violet’s secrets has been like living with a bomb planted inside me. Tick tock, tick tick. One of these days, it’s going to detonate, and it won’t be pretty.”
Acts of Violet comes out 7/5.
I received an ARC of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
A magician goes missing at the end of a spectacular performance. Many have theories about her disappearance. A series explores her life and secrets are revealed.
Unfortunately, this wasn't for me. I think many readers will enjoy this, as Oona Out of Order was very popular. I tried to read Oona multiple times, but never could finish it. Perhaps I just don't jive with Ms. Montimore.
I loved Oona Out of Order so I was excited to see she had a new book out. The way the story was told was so completely different from Oona Out of Order- I thought it was impressive that she could change her style so much. I loved reading this book and looked for every opportunity to pick it back up. I don’t know how I feel about the ending and it’s making me think twice about how much I loved everything else about it. Overall: a really quick and fun read.
I didn't like this as much as the author's other book, Oona Out of Order, but I did enjoy the story & it's well-written with a hint of mystery & intrigue, so I think most fans of the author will enjoy this one as well.