Yes, yes, yes, and yes. The Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds is definitely on my TBR. I have been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book for way too long now and it’s honestly a little bit embarrassing since it’s been published for a while now and I still haven’t gotten a copy and I still haven’t read it. That’s what I get, I suppose, for trying to catch up on all my ARCs and re-reading already read books. But, honestly, I’m sure some of you have possibly read this book before and it just sounds phenomenal. As for the synopsis, think of the embodiment of the song Almost by Bowling for Soup. Okay, probably not for real, but it’s what I was reminded of. I mean, the thing goes right ahead and calls the main character, Jack, the King of Almost. But I digress.
Honestly, I don’t think I can really do the synopsis of this book the justice that it deserves, but a good way to think of it is in terms of lost love and doing everything within your power to reverse that. I don’t normally do this, because I like to have a bit of a conversation about my thoughts in these posts for you guys and to link back to the book so you can read about it yourself if you want, but in this case I’m going to make an exception. Due to my extreme excitement over this book and utter love for the blurb, I’m going to post it below. Enjoy!
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.
Honestly, I might go back and do this for all the other posts I’ve done. It’s kind of beneficial. But, anyway, how do you feel about The Opposite of Always? Do you think you’ll add it to your TBR? Pass it up? Let me know your thoughts in the comments and happy reading, everyone!