Some Act of Vision by Lori Ann Stephens

Some Act of Vision

After ten years of ballet lessons, Jordan Walker has finally landed her first principal role in Romeo and Juliet. Sweeter yet, "Romeo" has asked her to the May Fling Ball at Winston High. But a massive Texas earthquake triggered by the fracking activity nearby tears apart the community and Jordan's future as a dancer. The Walker family survives the earthquake, but wake up the next morning utterly invisible. On the run from a military with nefario...

Details Some Act of Vision

TitleSome Act of Vision
Release DateSep 17th, 2013
PublisherAsd Publishing
GenreFiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Business, Amazon

Reviews Some Act of Vision

  • A Book Vacation
    To see my full review: was a great read, pulling the reader in from the very beginning with a little hint of romance and ballet, only to have the entire world thrown into chaos with an earthquake that releases a purple gas from a research facility, forever changing Jordan and her family’s life.It never ceases to amaze me when I know something’s coming in a plot line, yet, the author still manages to...
  • Malak
    Why did I wait so long to read this book? If only I knew it was going to be this good! This novel has all the element for me to fall in love with it. It got science as one of the themes, it got a blind character (I'll explain why I love this a bit further), beautiful smooth writing and a logical plot.The setting at the beginning is a bit strange with a scientific father, a Russian stepmother with a ballet dancer for a daughter and a cute younger ...
  • Melissa Menten
    I downloaded this on Kindle after seeing a post by the author that it is a Finalist in the National Reader's Choice Awards for YA fiction. The sci-fi premise of fracking-related earthquake that causes a release of a gas that would make the protagonist and her family invisible made me a little skeptical of the plot, but the writing is just so good that didn't matter. Juliette is a very believable teenager caught up in the loss of things that are d...
  • Kate
    Some Act of Vision is fast-paced and beautifully-written. The novel balances beautifully between the demands of the rollicking adventure plot and occasional moments of lyrical description. With a sweet and poignant teenage romance and a compelling political thriller of a plot, Stephens has crafted a story that is, at its core, about family, responsibility, and that bittersweet moment right between childhood and adulthood. I couldn't put it down, ...
  • Karen DelleCava
    Would you choose invisibility if you could?How often have you fantasized about being invisible? In Some Act of Vision, 16 year old Jordan and her family find out just how dangerous it is. After being exposed to an unstable gas and becoming invisible, the Walkers are on the run from government.While the dilemma of being invisible is an interesting concept, the heart of this novel is about family relationships and trust which this author beautifull...
  • Vanessa
    I was on the edge of my seat all the way through Some Act of Vision. I was never sure what was going to happen next. The main character Jordan was an amazing girl that learned so much about herself through her experiences with the family and Caleb. The author made it easy to connect and feel what she was feeling. All of the family dynamics are easy to recognize and understand. The development of the characters and their personalities is done perf...
  • Derek
    I have to say I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down each night, and grabbing it each morning to continue reading. The pacing was incredible, with just the right amount of action tempered by intrigue. I'm not much of a romance reader, but enjoyed the way the characters were allowed to slowly grow their affection. I especially enjoyed the mild political and philosophical threads that were woven into the story.All in all, I w...
  • Jaclyn
    An easy read with many different personalities and character traits that lure you in. Jordan, though just a teenager, goes through different emotional journeys of a roller coaster yet comes out with some self-reflective lessons that builds her character and grows her heart. You can't help but root for her, and for her to share her heart with Caleb. On top of well-defined characters, the storyline grabs your attention with the mystery and how the ...
  • Cara
    So fun! The action starts right away, and never stops! "Some Act of Vision" is written beautifully, but it was hard for me to slow down because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. The main character, Jordan, has so many dimensions--I felt like we would have been friends right away. I especially liked that she is a ballet dancer! I was sad to finish this book and will definitely look for more from this author.
  • Laura
    I LOVED this book! So much so that I couldn't put it down and finished in 3 days. I felt I was running along side Jordan at every moment to see what happened next. Geared towards young adult readers (tweens), "not-so-young" folks like myself will thoroughly enjoy as well. Some Act of Vision is a good, clean romance with a nice dose of suspense that keeps you wanting more. And after you have read the whole book...check out the cover in more detail...
  • Gregory Allen
    I realize this book is listed as YA, but this "Old" Adult loved it! Stephens caused me to lose myself in her writing because of the suspense, fast-paced 'family on the run' storyline and budding romance. I really love the themes of invisibility, blindness, and how all of us 'see' those around us. Plus it made me do more research on fracking so another kudos to the author. Looking forward to a sequel to this book!
  • Kristin (Kritters Ramblings)
    Check out the full review at Kritters RamblingsA little supernatural, a little political, and a lot of family take the center of this book. With a large mysterious building that pops up in this town in Texas, comes some intrigue as to what is going on behind the closed doors. After an earthquake, that doesn't seem to come from just nature, this town has an environmental hazard and a father must make a quick decision to save his family.