The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.


official blurbFor Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission.
They tell her she’s the lone survivor of a plane crash. They tell her she’s lucky to be alive. But she doesn’t feel lucky. She feels…lost.
With the relentless Irish press bearing down on her, and a father she may not even recognize on his way from America to take her home, Clementine assumes a new identity and enlists a blue-eyed Irish stranger, Kieran O’Connell, to help her escape her forgotten life…and start a new one.
Hiding out in the sleepy town of Waterville, Ireland, Clementine discovers there’s an upside to a life that’s fallen apart. But as her lies grow, so does her affection for Kieran, and the truth about her identity becomes harder and harder to reveal, forcing Clementine to decide: Can she leave her past behind for a new love she’ll never forget?

my blurb! Chasing Liberty (you remember that Mandy Moore movie, right?) meets Leap Year.

3.5 out of 5 stars

This was a contemporary YA with a cute story.  The reason it wasn’t a 4 star for me was that any “twists” that were supposed to have occurred- were well spotted and therefore not twists at all!  I read this book in one night, so it is a page-turner!  I enjoyed the characters especially the sister Siobhan.  (which apparently is pronounced with V- as her nickname in the book was Von- and we all know how I feel names that aren’t easily pronounced *thumbs down*)  but Siobhan was sassy and great.

I will say that I normally hate the leading lady feeling helpless and whining about her life- but in this case, I felt like it was warranted.  So while it was still annoying- it was slightly less annoying than usual haha.

This was my first ever Advanced Readers Copy read and I’ve heard that they can be rough, so I was very pleased to be sucked into this Irish tale! The perfect book to get me out of my 1-star reading slump!

while reading you shouldListen to: Tears of the Saints by Leeland
Eat: Fish and Chips
Enjoy: The rain

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