Book review

Opposite of Always

I thank Edelweiss and Harpercollins for granting me an opportunity to read and review this book.

Title : Opposite of Always

Author : Justin . A . Reynolds

Genre : Young Adult , Contemporary , Romance

Rating : 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Pages : 464

Publication date : March 5th


Jack Ellison King. King of Almost.

He almost made valedictorian.

He almost made varsity.

He almost got the girl . . .

When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack. Jack’s curse of almost is finally over.

But this love story is . . . complicated. It is an almost happily ever after. Because Kate dies. And their story should end there. Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Beautiful, radiant Kate. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind. Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he’s willing to do—and let go—to save the people he loves


I loved opposite of always so frigging much.
It’s amazing because

Jack is so relatable

Jack king , is dorky , cheesy , corny and nerdy . He literally regrets every decision he makes. It’s so funny.

As you might’ve guessed from the summary , we read a couple of choices jack makes while he travels time. He can’t be unrelatable even if you haven’t seen yourself in fiction.

There are so much love in this book

Jack king has amazing friends , supportive parents , a decent high school and his University of choice. But still everything somehow goes wrong. I love how justin wrote jack. He has everything and the plot moves amazingly.

Kate can’t be more adorable

Kate is one of those characters soo full of life . She’s so smart , funny and awesome . She’s the one person us , our parents and friends even neighbors might fall in love with.

This is positive

All along the story line , there are no drugs , cigars or any other physical or self harm(except for the drink in a party) Though there are awareness spreading more and more , a Young Adult book filled with perfectly normal kids is awesome. Hats off Justin. Especially for this.

Read this book asap!!!

About the author

Justin a. reynolds has been a pest control operator, night security guard, steel mill janitor, NASA intern, salesman of high-end faucet fixtures, and carpet-flooring installer. He was most recently a registered nurse, before trading his stethoscope for a pencil, but likes to think both instruments reveal the heart. He lives in northeast Ohio, home to snow, Lake Erie, and the Cavaliers. OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS is his debut novel.

8 thoughts on “Opposite of Always”

  1. I downloaded a sample from kindle and I wanted to read it but I wasn’t sure whether to do that in English or wait until the Dutch translation will be out in June. But I stumbled upon the audiobook last night, so I might read that.

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