Title: Opposite of Always
Author: Justin A. Reynolds
Publisher: MyKindaBook/Pan Macmillan
Published: 4th April 2019
My Rating: ★★★☆☆
Disclaimer: I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thank you to My Kinda Book / Pan Macmillan for sending me an arc copy of this book for free!
I wanted to enjoy this one but sadly it just wasn’t really my type of contemporary book. This is Justin A. Reynolds debut book about Jack and Kate and their story.
Jack and Kate meet at a party and instantly there is a connection, they get to know each other and she meets Jack’s best friends but then suddenly Kate dies but instead of Jack grieving over her and carrying on his life he’s thrown back to the beginning of their story, back to the party to relive it over again and to try and make different choices to save Kate. But sometimes Jack’s choices to try and save Kate changes things between him and his best friends.
For me, like I said, this one just wasn’t for me, I got bored of the story and I feel really heartless saying this to be honest 😂 I know that a lot of people really loved this story but I’m not one of the biggest contemporary readers and I think because of the time travel/dying part of this is why it wasn’t for me, I’m more into the contemporaries that have major love stories and mental health stories like Holly Bourne’s books and Sara Barnard’s etc. so I think that’s part of the reason I just didn’t really enjoy this one so much, this book wouldn’t be one I’d go out of my way to purchase if I saw it in the store.