Author:Justin A. Reynolds Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy Rating: 4/5 Stars Warnings: Themes of chronic illness, family struggles, death. REVIEW: I’ve had some ups and downs with books in my Scribbler boxes. A few piqued my interest, but I’ve had some trouble getting into them. So I didn’t have much hope for Opposite of Always except that it happened to come along at a time where, thanks to a beta reader’s novel I’d just finished, I was fully in the mood for a contemporary fantasy – a book firmly set in our world with some kind of supernatural element. In the case of Opposite of Always, that … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
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There’s a lot of freedom in writing fantasy, which is one of the reasons it’s my favorite genre. In addition to the sheer magnitude and epic fun of massive battles, cool swordplay, kingdom politics and dragons and danger, there’s also … Continue reading Fantasy Worldbuilding: Beware the Wording!