Allison Winn Scotch is a familiar name to long time readers of the blog. I’ve reviewed or written about all four of her previous novels – whether here or somewhere else.
I haven’t landed an assignment about The Theory of Opposites quite yet, but I hope I do soon, especially since she’s taking a slightly different path on the business end of this book. But let’s save that discussion to a later time.
As for the book! It’s typical, excellent work. The Theory of Opposites is about Willa Chandler-Golden trying to get out of the thumb of inertia, which comes from both her famous philosopher father and a husband who has mapped out their lives together. When said husband chucks the map out the window (not giving away too much by saying in a less than wonderful way), Willia is forced to try something new, which involves not standing still, and writing a book surrounding the (faux) reality show Dare You!
I was a little concerned at first when Willa’s ex-boyfriend popped into the picture, as she’d covered this topic before in Time of My Life when the heroine goes back to see what life would have been like with the other guy – literally.
But The Theory of Opposites is so very different, with more of the focus on Willia’s quest here, that that concern was brushed off quickly. The book was a shade slow at the start, but I put my butt on the couch and didn’t move for two hours this afternoon because I wanted to know how it ended.
Sadly for you guys, the book doesn’t come out until November – but that’s what pre-orders are for!