The Upside of Falling Down
For 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?

The Upside of Falling Down Details

TitleThe Upside of Falling Down
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 30th, 2018
PublisherSkyscape
Rating
GenreContemporary, Romance, Young Adult

The Upside of Falling Down Review

  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    January 1, 1970
    „Its not the current that will drown you. It’s the exhaustion from fighting it.“ Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐Clementine wakes up after surviving a horrible plane crash. She is the only survivor. But when she wakes up she has no memory of her old life before the crash. Beginning to panic, she escapes the hospital and leaves to find her memory, adventures and a little bit of love ❤. Characters ⭐⭐⭐⭐Even though I really liked the main character Clementine, i loved Kieran. He always supported her and let her be the on „Its not the current that will drown you. It’s the exhaustion from fighting it.“ Story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Clementine wakes up after surviving a horrible plane crash. She is the only survivor. But when she wakes up she has no memory of her old life before the crash. Beginning to panic, she escapes the hospital and leaves to find her memory, adventures and a little bit of love ❤️. Characters ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Even though I really liked the main character Clementine, i loved Kieran. He always supported her and let her be the one she wanted to be. He was adorable. His nickname for her was “Bunny”, how cute is that? 😍Relationships ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This was a really sweet and funny love story. It had some cliches, but it was still original in his own way. I really liked it. It made me smile 😊 Writing style ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I really liked the writing, it was poetic in some way.
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  • kat ♡
    January 1, 1970
    THERE WILL BE SOME SMALL SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEWWhen I saw this book on Netgalley to request I thought it looked like a super cute, adorable, quick read and that was exactly what it was! 😊It’s all about Clemetine who is our main character, she is the only survivor in a plane crash and wakes up in hospital with amnesia. It follows her as she pretty much hightails it out of hospital with a stranger so she doesn’t have to face her forgotten life. I didn’t agree with every descision she makes, espec THERE WILL BE SOME SMALL SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEWWhen I saw this book on Netgalley to request I thought it looked like a super cute, adorable, quick read and that was exactly what it was! 😊It’s all about Clemetine who is our main character, she is the only survivor in a plane crash and wakes up in hospital with amnesia. It follows her as she pretty much hightails it out of hospital with a stranger so she doesn’t have to face her forgotten life. I didn’t agree with every descision she makes, especially going off with a complete stranger and living with him – although because of the plane crash pretty much everyone is a stranger for her. There is something quite mysterious about Clementine and the plane crash so I was super happy that there were the occasional flashback throughout the book of her “past life?”.My favourite part of the book was Kieran, he is so handsome and swoon worthy I was 100% all for him he was just soooooo lovely and he really cared for Clementine (or Jane as she was currently going by).There were a few things I didn’t like that much about this book was when Clementine overstepped her boundaries, like snooping through people’s things, I know you are curious and that sort of stuff but personally I could never imagine doing that, even though she had amnesia I don’t think that means she can go looking through stranger’s things but maybe that’s just me?The whole money thing was odd for me, I get that Kieran is rich but leaving £100 a day for her? Surely she shouldn’t be using it to buy some of the things she did and I could understand why Siobhan (Kieran’s sister) was so annoyed at her.The twist in this book at the end I didn’t see coming and I really enjoyed it – it answered a lot of questions for me and I thought it was a really good twist! 😊Overall it was a cute quick read and I did enjoy it!➡️ thank you to Skyscape and Netgalley for the arc.
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  • Malina Skrobosinski
    January 1, 1970
    "What is the point of cheating death if a life doesn't exist when you wake up?" I loved Rebekah Crane's The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, so it's no surprise that I enjoyed this one just as much. Rebekah has such a knack for making you fall in love with even the most unconventional of characters. Her ability to mix witty banter with sensitive topics gives you that heartwarming feeling in the end. In the Upside of Falling Down we are introduced to Clementine Haas, an 18 year old from Clevelan "What is the point of cheating death if a life doesn't exist when you wake up?" I loved Rebekah Crane's The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, so it's no surprise that I enjoyed this one just as much. Rebekah has such a knack for making you fall in love with even the most unconventional of characters. Her ability to mix witty banter with sensitive topics gives you that heartwarming feeling in the end. In the Upside of Falling Down we are introduced to Clementine Haas, an 18 year old from Cleveland, Ohio who has miraculously survived a plane crash, being the only survivor, waking up in a hospital in Ireland. Only Clementine has no memory of the accident, she has no memory of her past, she doesn't know why she's in Ireland either. As Clementine awaits the arrival of her father, a father she can't remember, she is feeling an overwhelming sense of panic. She feels trapped, trapped in a world that isn't hers... of this Clementine Haas... someone's life that she can't recall. Her nurse, Stephen, agrees to take Clementine out to the courtyard of the hospital for some fresh air. This is where Clementine meets Kieran. A peculiar young man who has a strange affinity for orange Jell-O. This is where Clementine's life is left behind and Jane's life begins. For fear of Kieran finding out who she really is and that she is the survivor of the plane crash, she lies, she tells Kieran her name is Jane. As a friendly game of "truth or dare" unfolds, Jane dares Kieran to take her away from the hospital. She creates a phony story as to why she's there in the first place and asks for his help. Kieran agrees to help. From this point on Clementine is forced to keep up the lie and the life of Jane. She's introduced to Kieran's twin sister, Siobhan, who is pregnant, and has a strong dislike for Jane. She meets Siobhan's boss, Clive, an eccentric shop owner who has a hidden love for Jane Austen novels. Soon, Jane has found her place... she falls in love with Waterville, Ireland, with Clive and his mohawk, and Siobhan and their love/hate relationship... but most of all, she's fallen in love with Kieran. So, how can she leave this behind? She knows that she has to return to her father, to her life as Clementine, even though she still doesn't know who he is and ultimately who she is. Could you imagine? Waking up with amnesia, not remembering anything from your past? Being reborn again? What a flood of emotions that would bring? Fear, panic, sadness, confusion, frustration, but mostly the feeling of isolation. Even though you really wouldn't be alone, I can't help but think it would be a very lonely thing to go through. You have to reestablish yourself all over again. You can't just simply reenter your life like re-spawning in some video game. Rebekah Crane presents Clementine as a strong young woman... I would say mature well beyond her years, and it's not until later in the novel when Clementine finally finds herself that you truly understand where this strength comes from. All things considered, I will admit, this was the only part of the novel that I had a hard time with. I felt that the character that was being portrayed should have truly been older than that of someone who was 18/19 years of age. The way the story unfolds in the end at first seems to almost have this poetic justice about it, and although I saw it coming, my heart ached for Clementine. I didn't want her story to end there, carrying more guilt than she already felt. Everything unravels and it all begins to fall down around her. But I promise... with this story, there is an upside to falling down. I want to thank NetGalley, Skyscape and Two Lions, and Rebekah Crane for allowing me the chance to read this novel in exchange for my review. It was truly a pleasure!
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  • Flor
    January 1, 1970
    I recieved this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exhange for an honest review. Thank you."She may not know it, but she is a walking story. And me... Im full of scars with no stories." A great combination of a cute love story and a self discovery story. We follow the story of Clementine an American girl in Ireland who just happens to be the only survivor of a terrible plane crash who has lost her memory as a result of this accident. She no longer knows who she is, she feels alone and with I recieved this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exhange for an honest review. Thank you."She may not know it, but she is a walking story. And me... I´m full of scars with no stories." A great combination of a cute love story and a self discovery story. We follow the story of Clementine an American girl in Ireland who just happens to be the only survivor of a terrible plane crash who has lost her memory as a result of this accident. She no longer knows who she is, she feels alone and without anyone who understands her, so she decides to move on and start a whole new life with the help of a charming and kind Irish guy named Kieran (who calls her bunny in a very cute way) that will help her to discover the upside of falling down.
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  • ✶Rachelle✶
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 starsI received a free eARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI was raised in the Buckeye state, so whenever I hear about a book that takes place in Ohio, or where the main characters are from Ohio, I'm all over it. Cause let's be real here, hardly any books take place in Ohio. There's really nothing there, and it's pretty boring. I mean, Cedar Point is awesome, and there's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, but otherwise ye 2.5 starsI received a free eARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI was raised in the Buckeye state, so whenever I hear about a book that takes place in Ohio, or where the main characters are from Ohio, I'm all over it. Cause let's be real here, hardly any books take place in Ohio. There's really nothing there, and it's pretty boring. I mean, Cedar Point is awesome, and there's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, but otherwise yeah...not much to see. The MC of this book is from Cleveland, but she travels to Ireland (which is basically my dream destination), so I was all over this book when I saw it on Netgalley.I gotta say though, other than the setting of the book (and Kieran, obviously), I wasn't a huge fan. I understand the trials that Jane aka Clementine went though, and that it gives her a bit of leniency in her actions. But I just couldn't get past her personality. It got under my skin, and I wasn't able to connect with her at all. The opening was a bit confusing as well. I'm not sure if this was on purpose to give us a sense of what Clementine was going through, or if it was just confusing. We are introduced to a Stephen, but there is no background. He just kind of pops up and hangs out for a while. We find out who he is later, but by then I had already written him off. There also wasn't a lot of clarity between how much time passed between the plane crash and the first chapter. (view spoiler)[I had assumed it was a few weeks, cause in a plane crash where everyone but Clementine dies, I figured she would have way more injuries than just amnesia. But nope, it was 2 days (hide spoiler)]Overall, I thought there was a lot of potential. It just didn't hit the jackpot for me.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, ok ahora continuemos. Este libro estaba teniendo un menor rating hasta el último 10%, en el que mejoró bastante. Así que empecemos con las cosas buenas:- La historia comienza de una forma muy interesante, se estrella un avión y Clementine es la única sobreviviente. Plot twist: ella pierde la memoria. De esta manera sabemos que no es una historia aburrida, descubrimos la vida anterior de Clementine de poco a p I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, ok ahora continuemos. Este libro estaba teniendo un menor rating hasta el último 10%, en el que mejoró bastante. Así que empecemos con las cosas buenas:- La historia comienza de una forma muy interesante, se estrella un avión y Clementine es la única sobreviviente. Plot twist: ella pierde la memoria. De esta manera sabemos que no es una historia aburrida, descubrimos la vida anterior de Clementine de poco a poco, como ella. Me gustó mucho como pedazos de su memoria y su pasado comienzan a llegar de poco a poco y podemos saber qué realmente pasó- El final fue super satisfactorio, mientras leía no sabía porqué las personas se comportaban como lo hacían, pero el final estuvo perfecto. Todo se conecta, todo se sabe, todo se aclarece. AHORA VAMOS CON LAS COSAS MALAS:- Oh boy, la única cosa que me molestó de sobremanera fue la INCREÍBLE cantidad de veces que Kieran le dice Bunny a Jane... habían veces que lo decía 5 veces en una sola página. NO NO NO, empecé a molestarme y dejar de leer ese apodo porque era demasiado cursi y no tenía idea por qué no podían decir una sola oración sin decirse BUNNY STOPPPP. Además de las referencias a la Jell-o ok, enough is enough. - También me molestó la manera en que Jane se refería a Kieran, 'lo necesito, solo el me puede salvar, necesito que él me ayude', ok, ya sé que ella había pasado por mucho pero suficiente amiga, man up. Tal vez no estoy acostumbrada a que las mujeres protagonistas sean tan frágiles e inútiles. - Por último siento que la historia no tiene una continuidad, Jane está lista para huir, rota y sintiéndose terrible y luego dice.. 'te reto a que me lleves a surfear' WTF. "I will not be reduced to feeling less than feeble and powerless, I've come too far, survived too much. If Kieran won't help me, it's time I help myself. Time I trusted myself".
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  •  Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)
    January 1, 1970
    A girl whose memories are lost after a plane crash and the boy trying to find his own purpose fall in love amidst the charming Irish setting in Rebekah Crane’s THE UPSIDE OF FALLING DOWN.Clementine Haas wakes in an Irish hospital to find that she’s the only survivor in a plane crash with no recollection of who she is. On impulse she convinces a sweet Irish guy, who she told her name was Jane, she met in the courtyard at the hospital to help her escape, by telling him that she was mugged and want A girl whose memories are lost after a plane crash and the boy trying to find his own purpose fall in love amidst the charming Irish setting in Rebekah Crane’s THE UPSIDE OF FALLING DOWN.Clementine Haas wakes in an Irish hospital to find that she’s the only survivor in a plane crash with no recollection of who she is. On impulse she convinces a sweet Irish guy, who she told her name was Jane, she met in the courtyard at the hospital to help her escape, by telling him that she was mugged and wants to leave and start a new life. He takes her back to the small cottage he shares with his prickly and pregnant twin sister, Siobhan. Clementine’s guilt over lying to Kieran begins to weigh on her as she starts to fall for him. But something keeps Kieran from reciprocating romantic feelings.This book has a lot of cute in it but deals with some tough issues. How terrifying would it be to wake up in another country with no idea how you got where you are or who you you? Finding your identity and who you are is hard enough as a teenager without adding in the complexities of amnesia. That’s the unique part about this book. She has to find out who she is all over again while trying to gasp bits of her past and combine it with all the new things she experiences.Meanwhile, Kieran has his own identity crisis. His father has controlled him and Siobhan with threats and a lot of money. Until now, Kieran has always caved until the stern finger of his father but personal tragedy has left him shaken and on the cusp of something new, scary, and maybe even good.Throughout the story, Clementine remembers bits and pieces of the girl she used to be, putting together a puzzle of her past. All of this was a good mystery that kept me reading, wondering how Ireland ties into all of this. There is an Irish boy from her past. Could it be Kieran? Is it someone else?This novel is very high in concept. A plot such as this is something that sounds really intriguing in a synopsis. While I did like the book, I would have liked it so much more if there was a little more believability to it. The fact that a hospital patient with amnesia was able to escape from a hospital and remain lost despite being all over the national news was a little far-fetched. The love story was cute but it felt like it needed more foundation. The multiple coincidences revealed towards the end just added to the unbelievability and I felt disconnected from the story because of this.* I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Read this Review • My Website • Facebook • Twitter • Pinterest • Instagram • Subscribe by Email****************★★UPCOMING BOOK RELEASES★★****************
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  • Sam Kozbial
    January 1, 1970
    Rating: 4.5 StarsI was lucky to stumble upon Crane's last book, The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, last year, and enjoyed it immensely. Therefore, when I saw The Upside of Falling Down, I knew right away, that I had to read it, and you know what? It was utterly delightful!"It's the upside of falling down," Kieran says. "It's why you jump in the first place...for that moment."•Pro: The whole theme of the book is fabulous! It's about new beginnings and possibilities. Clementine's amnesia freed h Rating: 4.5 StarsI was lucky to stumble upon Crane's last book, The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, last year, and enjoyed it immensely. Therefore, when I saw The Upside of Falling Down, I knew right away, that I had to read it, and you know what? It was utterly delightful!"It's the upside of falling down," Kieran says. "It's why you jump in the first place...for that moment."•Pro: The whole theme of the book is fabulous! It's about new beginnings and possibilities. Clementine's amnesia freed her from her past, and it was so wonderful being there with her as she tried to figure out who she was and who she wanted to be. "I died and was reborn on June 18 in a plane crash in Ballycalla"•Pro: I really enjoyed getting to know the people who became Clementine's inner circle. They were a very colorful group of characters, who were quite layered, and I really appreciated what they brought to the story. Clive and Stephen both won me over with their big, beautiful hearts! •Pro: Kieran was a complicated guy. He was dealing with his own crisis, as he struggled with who he wanted to be and who his father wanted him to be. The Kieran I loved, was the one we saw when he temporarily left those worries for another day. He was very sweet, doting, generous, and very dedicated to those he loved. I was really pleased when we got to the bottom of his issues. That's the dare I'm most afraid of - to live the life I choose.•Pro: I loved being in Clementine's head. There was so much going on in there, and some of her reflections were quite amusing. •Pro: Though this book explores some weighty topics, it stays on the lighter side. •Pro: I thought it was great the way Crane slowly revealed Clementine's memories, because it lead to a rather BIG twist, which I didn't see coming until it was more or less upon us. •Pro: I adored the setting! I visited Ireland back in 2007, and Crane brought me back to all those lovely places I had visited. •Pro: The ending left me with a perma-smile, so I would say it was pretty solid. Overall: I utterly adored this book! The fabulous characters plus the delightful setting, the sweet romance, and endless possibilities left me with a big stupid grin on my face. File it under "makes-me-happy".ARC received in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
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  • Stephanie Gillespie
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free eARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review When I saw this book on Netgalley I thought the cover was really cute. This book turned out to be such a cute fun read. I flew through it in just two sittings, I couldn't put it down. The book is set in ireland which gave this story bonus points from me. I love reading about foreign countries, there not a setting used as often as it should be.The main character Clementine, it was interesting to be inside her head, as she I received a free eARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review When I saw this book on Netgalley I thought the cover was really cute. This book turned out to be such a cute fun read. I flew through it in just two sittings, I couldn't put it down. The book is set in ireland which gave this story bonus points from me. I love reading about foreign countries, there not a setting used as often as it should be.The main character Clementine, it was interesting to be inside her head, as she has no memories of who she is. She essentially gets to start over and find out who she is. I love how brave she is, trying new things that scares her. Kieran was a sweetheart, and is really swoon worthy. He is caring and loves to help people, helps that he's also irish :')The last 50 pages or so were very intense and a lot of tings were wrapped up nicely, but maybe a second book could happen fingers crossed.This book will be released January 30 2018, if you like cute fluffy contemporaries I highly recommend you pick this one up.
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  • Scrill
    January 1, 1970
    "Just when you think your life is over, a new story line falls from the sky and lands right in your lap." When Clementine wakes up in an Irish hospital without her memories she decides she needs to rediscover herself in order for them to return. The only thing she knows is she is a lone survivor of a plane crash, her name is Clementine, she’s from Cleveland, Ohio and she’s not ready to face the father that came all the way to get her because she can’t let the man down knowing that she doesn’t r "Just when you think your life is over, a new story line falls from the sky and lands right in your lap." When Clementine wakes up in an Irish hospital without her memories she decides she needs to rediscover herself in order for them to return. The only thing she knows is she is a lone survivor of a plane crash, her name is Clementine, she’s from Cleveland, Ohio and she’s not ready to face the father that came all the way to get her because she can’t let the man down knowing that she doesn’t remember him at all.A chance meeting with a guy named Kieran gives Clementine the opportunity she needs to try to get away from everything as she tries to figure out her past life and where she wants to go from there. The more she continues to lie to Kieran the more she starts to fall for the guy, and she’s not even sure if she would be willing to give up her new identity for the life she’s been trying to recover.The Story- For me, this book was a solid middle grounder . The beginning was interesting enough, hooking me into who this girl could be, and I felt lost right with her. I was eager to see her set off onto her adventure with Kieran as she tries to figure out who she was. Unfortunately the middle sort of lagged. I started to lose interest as the book went into a mundane routine for her while she was staying with Kieran. Despite being with him for three weeks, their interactions were minimal, and when they did start spending time together we basically got a summary of what they did. This made the romance seem superficial especially considering the decisions made towards the end of the book. This also made the ending feel a bit rushed since a lot of time was spent doing, essentially nothing.The book also had the opportunity to really spend a lot more time involving the fact that she was in Ireland. Despite dropping certain city names, Guinness,  and maybe some cozy sweaters, there really wasn't an extra Irish vibe. I think if some time was spent diving into the area  little bit more would have provided for a little extra flavor in the story.The Characters-Despite the lack of substantial romance, I did really like the characters. Clementine and Kieran both were very strong with facing their fears and tackling what is set in front of them. Clementine made for a very likeable person that you wanted to root on because she seemed so genuinely nice, and granted she was lying, her motives were still, for the most part, pure. Sometimes I did feel like she put herself into a situation where she was desperately forcing herself into the lives to those who had taken her in, and I honestly felt that she was crossing some boundaries with them given the situation. Somehow her escape equated to them having to spend time and be friends with her.The Soundtrack- Switchfoot – Dare you to MoveARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley for a fair review. Blog | Bookstagram | Instagram | Twitter
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  • Sanne ♔ (Sanne and the Books)
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free ARC by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Ireland. I fell in love with Ireland as soon as they defeated Bulgaria in the Quidditch World Cup final of 1994. So I really, really want to visit Ireland. Right now. So when I read the synopsis I was like: yasss, girl. But oh boy was I wrong.➵ PLOTClementine Haas wakes up with amnesia. She’s in a hospital and has no clue where she is, or who she is. All her memories are gone. It turns out she was in a plane cr I received a free ARC by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Ireland. I fell in love with Ireland as soon as they defeated Bulgaria in the Quidditch World Cup final of 1994. So I really, really want to visit Ireland. Right now. So when I read the synopsis I was like: yasss, girl. But oh boy was I wrong.➵ PLOTClementine Haas wakes up with amnesia. She’s in a hospital and has no clue where she is, or who she is. All her memories are gone. It turns out she was in a plane crash and that she’s the only survivor. Clementine panics and only wants one thing: find both herself, and her memories.In order to do this, she decides to ‘flee’ with a fake identity. Kieran, a charming Irish boy, helps her run away. She ends up in a small town where she meets Siobhan, Kieran his sister, and the ever so funny Clive. Clementine tries to find herself, but gets caught up in a web of lies instead.➵ CHARACTERSClementine is one of the most annoying characters I’ve ever stumbled across. She’s both annoying and hypocritical. She pretends to be Jane, tells one lie after another, but gets upside when others don’t tell her the truth. In addition, she takes drastic ‘matters’ in order to get rid of her old self (because of all sudden she does not want to be Clementine anymore?? Like OK???), which I could not understand AT ALL.Kieran and Siobhan are the reason I could not give this book 1 star. They’re twins, but whereas Kieran is funny and sweet, Siobhan is distant and sulky. Precisely those differences made me love them, especially when you realize they’ll always be there for one another.➵ PROS/CONSDon’t get me wrong. The Upside of Falling Down is definitely not a “bad” book. It’s highly unrealistic, is all. Pros+ Stephen the Nurse, Clive the Jane Austen Guru and Kieran the Irish Gentleman saved this book. They’re funny, witty, sarcastic, but also really sweet.+ The setting. I desperately want to visit Ireland. I already booked my ticket (jk).Cons- The story is incredibly unrealistic. As if it’s possible to just, randomly, escape from the hospital. As if it’s possible to ‘hide’ for a couple of weeks, in a small and desolated town.- Clementine. Oh dear goodness. She’s so annoying. I can’t even. I had to put this book away a couple in times as I could not handle her behaviour anymore. Her hypocrisy was unforgivable. In my opinion. - The end. It bothered me. A lot.➵ CONCLUSIONLike I said: The Upside of Falling Down isn’t terrible. It has a nice writing style, the characters are believable (even though some of their actions are not) and while reading this book I felt like I was right there, right there in Ireland. The reason I am not able to give this book more than two stars, is because it’s (like I already said… I’m repeating myself dang it) unrealistic. Some of the dialogues sounded fake, which made the overall a bit messy.It’s a cute novel, though.Rating: ★★Blog (Dutch) | Tumblr | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter
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  • Caitlin Christensen
    January 1, 1970
    I had no idea what to expect going into this one (I didn't even read the synopsis) and boy was I pleasantly surprised. If you're looking for a fantastic contemporary to get you out of a reading rut, this book is just the thing you need! "The memories mean nothing to me if I can't recall them. Except for the small fact that... they mean everything. No matter what people want to believe, life is locked in the past. It's all we are -- a timeline of events that make up a person." Clementine Haas wak I had no idea what to expect going into this one (I didn't even read the synopsis) and boy was I pleasantly surprised. If you're looking for a fantastic contemporary to get you out of a reading rut, this book is just the thing you need! "The memories mean nothing to me if I can't recall them. Except for the small fact that... they mean everything. No matter what people want to believe, life is locked in the past. It's all we are -- a timeline of events that make up a person." Clementine Haas wakes up in a hospital in Ireland the sole survivor of a plane crash. Her only memories are vague remebrances of the actual crash. She doesn't remember anything from her life before. And because that's a terrifying thing that she has to learn to live with she gets freaked out and runs away from the hospital to try to sort out who she is on her own and wait for her memories to hopefully return. This is a great example of how contemporary, when done well, doesn't have to have the most pressing plot in order to be immensely enjoyable. For most of the book Clementine is just wandering around a small town in Ireland thinking and pining after a super cute boy. It's not like there's a ton of action going on. But that's where The Upside of Falling Down will get you, because dang it this book is just so charming and wonderful and I just wanted to live in its pages the entire time I was reading. Kieren is the dashing and quippy love interest (with a dash of moodiness and secrecy thrown in for good measure), while his twin sister Siobhan is the angst-riddled anger machine who detests Clementine's presence and hides behind hostility. And then there's Clive, the comic relief who ties them all together. They make one heck of motley crew and dang it if I didn't just love them to pieces. "Clive doesn't back down. 'Austen knew that surprises make stories more interesting. You can't be afraid of them, or you might miss out.'" There are a few curveballs here that I can't talk about without spoiling things, but I want to at least touch on them. I didn't see many of them until they were right under my nose, and I liked the build-up throughout the story. There were some cleverly placed clues hidden along the path, and whlie I caught some of them I know that I missed others. This is a total romance book, with just enough mystery weaving through it to keep things interesting for a reader who isn't that into romance (like myself). Overall, I would highly recommend this contemporary to anyone looking for something light-hearted and tender. Rating: 5/5 stars
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  • Reading Teen
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars This was a fun read and I really enjoyed the bits about Ireland. I had a little trouble with the main character, which you can seen in my updates, but liked it overall.
  • Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    A positively epic read. I was sucked into these pages and I fell hard for these characters. Clementine is so inspiring. Her journey to move past her tragedy and her great heart will warm your insides. She’s a survivor, dealing with unfathomable circumstances. All of these amazing people will keep you vested and addicted to these pages. I’m a hard core Rebekah fan and this solidifies my love for her work. These words will inspire you and help you feel that even when faced with some of the worst c A positively epic read. I was sucked into these pages and I fell hard for these characters. Clementine is so inspiring. Her journey to move past her tragedy and her great heart will warm your insides. She’s a survivor, dealing with unfathomable circumstances. All of these amazing people will keep you vested and addicted to these pages. I’m a hard core Rebekah fan and this solidifies my love for her work. These words will inspire you and help you feel that even when faced with some of the worst circumstances life can throw our way there is a light on the other side. Running and hiding only helps for so long then life, loss and remembering takes hold and changes who we were meant to be. Clem is a glass half full type of girl and Kieran will shock you. A wonderful ride, a fantastic read with beautiful words and imagery.
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  • MichellemyBelle
    January 1, 1970
    ***ARC provided by Skyscape and Two Lions publishers in exchange for an honest review.***Clementine Hass is the sole survivor of a plane crash which has left her with amnesia. Waking up in a hospital she has no idea who she is, or where she is from. This is the perfect depiction of finding out who you are without the distracting influences of your past. Clementine isn't entirely sure her lost memories are relevant or useful and embarks on a reinvention of sorts to discover who this striped down ***ARC provided by Skyscape and Two Lions publishers in exchange for an honest review.***Clementine Hass is the sole survivor of a plane crash which has left her with amnesia. Waking up in a hospital she has no idea who she is, or where she is from. This is the perfect depiction of finding out who you are without the distracting influences of your past. Clementine isn't entirely sure her lost memories are relevant or useful and embarks on a reinvention of sorts to discover who this striped down and vulnerable Clementine truly. Perhaps she will find her memories in the process, and like who she is.Along the way she collects a handful of friends who she warms to instantly. There are many special moments with her new acquaintances. Unfortunately the diversity of a couple of these characters seemed a bit disingenuous, forced even. Their interactions however, are well written.I immediately doubted the believability factor of Clementine breaking out of a hospital after such a tragic event. Her recovery seemed too easy, her amnesia too romanticized. In the end I loved the direction the story took with an unexpected sliver of mystery. I was curious the entire read on how everything would connect. Whilst throughout the read I felt what the author wanted us to accept was a bit of a stretch, the ending redeemed my lingering skepticism, slightly. This is a cute YA read, that takes takes the reader to delightful Ireland where it cast the background on tragic event and turns it into a tale of self discovery, and love.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsI loved where this book took place. It has been a wish of mine for some time to visit Ireland. This story was emotional as "Jane" was on a path to discover herself. It had a mild twist to the romance. Altogether it made for a good read.
  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    ** I received a free eARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**I loved the premise of this book. Lone survivor in a plane crash. Amnesia in a foreign country. Re-discovering who you are while in Ireland. Cute love interest. I read this book in 2 sittings because I just could put it down. I loved all the characters, but Clive was my favorite! I just really wish it was a TAD bit longer so that things didn’t have to get tied up so quickly at the end.
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  • Daniela (Lost in a Book Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    Well, this was... something.This is the story of Clementine Haas and how she was reborn. She wakes up in a hospital in Ireland, with no idea of who she is and how she got there. They say she survived an plane crash, that she's a miracle, but how can that be, when she's completely lost? It feels more like a nightmare to her. She can't remember anything, not her dad, who's on his way to get her back home, not her name, nothing. But the sound of going back, to a life that doesn't feel like hers, is Well, this was... something.This is the story of Clementine Haas and how she was reborn. She wakes up in a hospital in Ireland, with no idea of who she is and how she got there. They say she survived an plane crash, that she's a miracle, but how can that be, when she's completely lost? It feels more like a nightmare to her. She can't remember anything, not her dad, who's on his way to get her back home, not her name, nothing. But the sound of going back, to a life that doesn't feel like hers, is worse than having no recollection of what happened to her, so she manages to convince an Irish guy to take her away without telling her who she was and what happened to her. She needs time to figure out who she is, and she can't do that in a hospital, even less on a plane back home. So the lies she tells Kieran are justified, right? Except her guilt starts eating her up, when she realizes she's falling for him. What would he say if he knew the truth? Would he take her back? She can't put that to test, not until she finds herself.When I first read the blurb it sounded really, really good, like something I would like. A girl with amnesia, a cute guy, a cottage in Ireland… yeah, it sounds GOOD. It had all the potential for a great story, but it didn't really meet my expectations. At times it felt unbelievable and unrealistic, and it just made me lose my interest the more I read.At first, I was looking forward in seeing how everything would go, how she would find herself and get around who she once was and who she is now, and ultimately find a way to live with both sides of her. It can’t be easy to lose your memories, everything you once knew, and add waking up in another country to that, yeah… it must be completely terrifying. This is definitely a new chance in life, and we can’t say no to second chances, right? The thing was that, it felt like there were too many scattered things, like, the more you read, the more questions came up and nothing got answered.Yes, it's a cute story, but there just were things I couldn't get my mind around of. We’re given close to nothing when it comes to certain information. Her memories are gone, yes, but nothing was adding up or leading up to something real. Also, I couldn't really feel the chemistry between Clementine and Kieran. It felt like there wasn't very much to grasp from, their conversations were kind of dull and lacking something, maybe some kind of depth. It's hard to fall for someone when you know absolutely nothing about him, and that's what it felt like for me with Kieran. He gave way too little for me to actually feel something for him. So, when the love actually came, it felt way too forced and awkward. If I'm being honest, the whole narrative focused on meaningless things of the story and it didn't feel like it was growing or adding to it. It felt stuck, and I guess that's kind of the issue with Clementine, she's stuck, but I couldn’t see her development as the story grew. She acted the same way from the beginning to the end. I believe both characters had the potential to become something awesome. The story itself had the potential to be something I would love, but it was lacking something for me. I loved that it was set in Ireland. I think it's such a romantic setting... but other than that, I couldn't really connect with it.
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  • Clara
    January 1, 1970
    This review (and many others) can be found at Lost in My Library. I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I really wanted to like this one. There were so many things in it that I really should have loved, but it was rare that I found myself feeling anything other than indifference. I also had a few problems with the book that made it go from "maybe I'm just reading this at the wrong time" to "this is definitely not for me."Firstly, let's This review (and many others) can be found at Lost in My Library. I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I really wanted to like this one. There were so many things in it that I really should have loved, but it was rare that I found myself feeling anything other than indifference. I also had a few problems with the book that made it go from "maybe I'm just reading this at the wrong time" to "this is definitely not for me."Firstly, let's examine our main character, Clementine. There's a difference between having a character who's unlikable but complex and interesting and having actual motivations behind their actions...and having a character who's just plain unlikable. Clementine repeatedly invades other people's privacy with no good reason other than "oh, maybe this will help improve our relationship!" In what world does an invasion of privacy help a relationship? She also repeatedly lies to people, which, okay, does allow the entire premise of the book to happen, but it gets a little ridiculous.Another thing that bothered me was how the diversity was presented. We have a gay character who's allowed to flat-out say that from literally the first chapter, but the possibly bisexual character only gets to say that he "likes pretty people." There are people who don't describe themselves as bisexual even if it's a term that could apply, and that's fine, but there's already so much stigma around actually using it that having your one character avoid it with no explanation is not the greatest choice. I don't think the gay character was handled perfectly, either. He's a minor enough character that his three defining traits are gay, Jewish, and kind. I'm pretty sure he's literally described as "gay and Jewish" at three separate points during the book, even when those things are relevant once at best. I'm desperate for queer Jewish rep, but this kind of felt like "here's my token character!! don't forget about my token character!!"The shining star of this book was one of the supporting characters: Siobhan O'Connell. She's the love interest's twin sister, and she's originally placed as Clementine's antagonist (which is another thing I had a bit of a problem with - having your only two female characters dislike each other for what is, at that point, no apparent reason? really?), but she gets a really nice backstory and character development arc. Even after everything I didn't like about this book, I would read an entire book about Siobhan immediately. She's snarky with a soft inside, she's unapologetically opinionated, and she makes mistakes and learns to deal with the consequences.There were some other things about this book that annoyed me, but they really start to get into spoiler territory and are much more minor than the things I've already said. Basically, for pretty much every interesting thing about this book (besides Siobhan), I think you can find a better option.
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  • Krutula
    January 1, 1970
    A book about new beginnings, The Upside of Falling Down is Clementine's story about having to move on and live with uncertainty. She is the sole survivor a plane crash, but she also has retrograde amnesia - so when she wakes up in the hospital, she is basically a stranger to herself. Because returning back to a life she knows nothing about seems overwhelming, she runs away with a stranger to his house in a small village, so that she can try to remember and figure herself out before getting back A book about new beginnings, The Upside of Falling Down is Clementine's story about having to move on and live with uncertainty. She is the sole survivor a plane crash, but she also has retrograde amnesia - so when she wakes up in the hospital, she is basically a stranger to herself. Because returning back to a life she knows nothing about seems overwhelming, she runs away with a stranger to his house in a small village, so that she can try to remember and figure herself out before getting back to her life. The story is mostly about uncertainty and not knowing what comes ahead. For Clementine, who adopts the name Jane while she is amnesiac, she first tries to figure out Clementine's life. But pretty soon, she realizes that she likes living as Jane, and discovering little parts of her personality along the way rather than trying and failing to be Clementine. Kieran, meanwhile, lets her figure her stuff out but she doesn't tell him that she's the runaway plane crash victim that the press is seeking out. While living in his town, she gets to know his sister (who is pregnant and prickly), Clive, who is different and owns it, and Kieran himself - though, he is pretty closed off to her. She seeks out his company because he makes her feel comforted, but she also starts falling for him, which is a problem because she had intended 'Jane' to be temporary until she remembered being 'Clementine'. The romance is slow-building, and at times, I was amazed how no one was suspicious of her. But as the end explains, it all is connected. She learns to not run away, embrace what she doesn't know, get over her fears, and let go of what cannot be changed. Kieran is a constant rock throughout, and lets her find herself, and gives her space, and he is book boyfriend goals. At first I was like, girl, how can you just go off with a stranger? But then, everyone was a stranger to her in the start - even herself. Only she is quite nosy at times, and gets into other's business, which his sister Siobhan scolds her for quite often. Siobhan's and Clive's relationship is also adorable and I am happy for them, but I wish it had been given more development, rather than just declared towards the end.In short, a beautifully written contemporary new adult about finding yourself and letting go of fears, with a good romantic subplot. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Skyscape, via Netgalley.
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  • Sarah Scarlett
    January 1, 1970
    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Actual rating: 3.5 StarsThe Upside of Falling Down is the story of a girl who loses every memory of her entire life after a plane crash that she was the only survivor of.I enjoyed this book quite a bit.The author had a way of conveying Clementine’s emotions and thoughts that made you understand her completely. I feel that I would have felt the same as if I found myself in her situation.The events of this story I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Actual rating: 3.5 StarsThe Upside of Falling Down is the story of a girl who loses every memory of her entire life after a plane crash that she was the only survivor of.I enjoyed this book quite a bit.The author had a way of conveying Clementine’s emotions and thoughts that made you understand her completely. I feel that I would have felt the same as if I found myself in her situation.The events of this story happen in Ireland, the author describes the place in a charming manner.The other characters in this book besides the main character really quite likeable (even the prickly ones). I liked Stephen and Clive best.The plot of this book was clever and had interesting twist (some of which I guessed before they happened, ha!).I liked the ending the most, it was so sweet.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    3.75 stars review to come
  • belle ☆ミ (mybookcastle)
    January 1, 1970
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  • Sky
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come.
  • Fizah
    January 1, 1970
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  • KittyKat
    January 1, 1970
    *This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*Wow.....What an amazing and memorable read!!! I absolutely loved it!! After Clementine Haas is involved in a plane crash, she wakes up in an Irish hospital suffering from complete amnesia. I loved reading about Clementine (aka Jane) and her struggle not only to remember her past through fragmented flashbacks, but also find some sort of normalcy in her new reality. Throughout Clementine's journey the reader also learns a lot a *This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*Wow.....What an amazing and memorable read!!! I absolutely loved it!! After Clementine Haas is involved in a plane crash, she wakes up in an Irish hospital suffering from complete amnesia. I loved reading about Clementine (aka Jane) and her struggle not only to remember her past through fragmented flashbacks, but also find some sort of normalcy in her new reality. Throughout Clementine's journey the reader also learns a lot about Ireland, particularly the tourist sites which I really enjoyed. Kieran, a boy that Clementine meets after she wakes up in hospital, is also a really interesting character. Throughout the book he is depicted as being surrounded by a shroud of mystery with many secrets he's keeping from Clementine. Similarly, his sister Siobhan is a mystery with many secrets that are slowly revealed throughout the book. While I enjoyed the whole book, the ending was one of my favourite parts; it was so shocking and Clementine's situation was so messed up that I found it extremely memorable, plus it brought me to tears. The effectiveness of the ending was due to plot twists that were well concealed until the truth is finally revealed at the end. Overall, this was a great book with intriguing characters, an interesting plot and a memorable ending.
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  • Holly
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advanced reader's copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.When I saw that Rebekah Crane had a new book coming out, I was thrilled. I loved The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland and when I read the synopsis for The Upside of Falling Down, I knew that this was a book I needed in my life. I am happy to say that this book did not disappoint. The Upside of Falling Down follows Clementine, who is the lone survivor of a terrible plane crash. When she wakes up in I received an advanced reader's copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.When I saw that Rebekah Crane had a new book coming out, I was thrilled. I loved The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland and when I read the synopsis for The Upside of Falling Down, I knew that this was a book I needed in my life. I am happy to say that this book did not disappoint. The Upside of Falling Down follows Clementine, who is the lone survivor of a terrible plane crash. When she wakes up in a hospital in Ireland, she has no memory of who she is or what happened. Determined to regain her memories, she enlists the help of Kieran, the handsome boy she met in the hospital courtyard, to help her escape so that she can begin to live again.One thing I really appreciate about Rebekah Crane is her writing style. It’s beautiful and natural and it makes reading her books that much easier. Once I got into the story, I found myself constantly wanting to read on, thinking about the characters when I wasn’t able to read. That addictive quality to a storyline and it’s characters is one of my favorite things about reading. I had been in a bit of a reading slump lately, so this book couldn’t have happened to me at a better time. It had been awhile since I had found characters that I wanted to know more about. I couldn’t even begin to imagine what Clementine was going through. Not only has she suffered the trauma of experiencing a plane crash, but then she also has to struggle with the feeling of having no sense of self and feeling like she doesn’t belong anywhere because she can’t remember even the simplest things about herself like if she can swim, what her favorite activities are, or what her own father is like. Clementine’s journey in this book is a monumental one because she has so much to overcome. But I loved her strength and bravery. She pushed through her fear and threw herself into new experiences so that she could discover who she really is and maybe somewhere along the way shake loose the memories of her past that were hiding from her. The characters in this book are great. Aside from Clementine, we have Kieran, the boy who has helped her escape the hospital and give her a place to stay, Siobhan, Kieran’s prickly twin sister, and Clive, the mohawk wearing, secret Jane Austen fan who owns the eclectic punk type shop where Siobhan works. I like the surprising softness Clive brings to the story despite his tough exterior. He becomes a good friend to Clementine and he’s overall just a really likeable character. Siobhan takes a bit longer to come around to. She’s all tough edges and doesn’t make it easy for Clementine while she’s staying with her and her brother. But by the end, I found an appreciate for Siobhan that I hadn’t expected. Then there’s Kieran. Oh how I loved Kieran. He was such a kind soul with a bit of spark to him. Where his father is mean and cold-hearted, Kieran is kind and helpful. He works at odd jobs around the small town he lives in, helping out anyone he can. He also has a thrill-seeking side and loves to play truth or dare. I liked that playful game he and Clementine played throughout the book. It helped keep things light in a situation that was anything but. Now, the ending. I won’t say much because I don’t want to give anything away. But I will just say that I did not expect it at all. I thought I was starting to pick up on what was going to happen, but once it finally did, I was so surprised. Which I liked. I don’t like guessing twists too early. Still, something about the twist felt a little off to me, but overall I liked it. I liked the way everything ended up coming together at the end. I had just a few small things about the book though. One of them was that she just ran off with a complete stranger to live with him a few weeks. Now, on one hand, I do have to say that given her amnesia, everyone is a stranger to her, but still. Things could have gone very wrong very fast. Luckily for her they didn’t. I just chose to ignore that little nagging feeling because let’s face it: running off with a cute Irish guy to a small town in Ireland is pretty enticing. So I was able to let that one slide pretty easily. The other thing was that she didn’t seem to really have any major injuries. She did get injured, but considering that she survived a plane crash that no one else did, it seems surprising that she could leave the hospital that soon after waking up and being pretty well okay aside from some fatigue. Maybe I just missed seeing how long she spent in the hospital, but it seemed like she healed pretty fast considering that just a few weeks later she was surfboarding. But again, it didn’t really register to me until after I had read the book, so maybe I just missed something. So overall, I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it. It was one that grabbed my attention early and held on throughout the whole thing. This book showed that while life is unpredictable and unfair, you never know what great new adventure may be waiting for you around the bend. Sometimes one story ends so a better one can begin.
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  • Sally
    January 1, 1970
    A fabulous book with such a unique plot and fabulous characters... and a twist I never in a thousand years saw coming, woohoo! I was SHOOK.
  • Ali Kiki
    January 1, 1970
    DNF
  • Aimee Ferguson
    January 1, 1970
    Digital ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis book got me in with the promise of Ireland and an amnesic plane crash survivor. The fact that this amnesic then hightails it out of the hospital instead of facing her forgotten life and the media flurry surrounding a lone plane crash survivor only makes it even more appealing. It's a pretty solid premise. I think that premise remained strong throughout the book. I mean that it was a solid plot driver, and though I didn't unde Digital ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis book got me in with the promise of Ireland and an amnesic plane crash survivor. The fact that this amnesic then hightails it out of the hospital instead of facing her forgotten life and the media flurry surrounding a lone plane crash survivor only makes it even more appealing. It's a pretty solid premise. I think that premise remained strong throughout the book. I mean that it was a solid plot driver, and though I didn't understand all of her decisions (like, for example, trusting complete strangers to take her in) they made sense given her situation (everyone is a stranger when you have no memories). The nature of forgetting everything meant that the mystery surrounding Clementine and how she'd ended up on the other side of the world made for a compelling read. I think my favourite part (aside from Kieran) was the little glimpses of her memories coming back. I really enjoyed advice given to her earlier in the book -- to find herself through writing down what she did and didn't like. But what I liked most was the moments in which it would come back so completely, prompted by whatever she happened to be doing. Like when random quotes about Cleveland came out of her mouth, or she found her talent for baking. Kieran was a sweetheart, and I really liked his character. I'm a little (a lot) fond of Irish boys, in their every form, and he was no exception. I loved his selfless nature, and the fear that he will end up more like his father prompting him to be everything his father is not. I liked that he genuinely cared for other characters. Too often, you're told to believe characterisations ("he's super nice") without any evidence in the text, so it was a nice thing to see, especially in a male lead. Unfortunately, a few things got in the way of me enjoying the sweetness of this read. While I did like Clementine, and absolutely do think that she should get a pass for at least some things, given her situation, there were a few things that bugged me. Perhaps it's my own personality/values clouding my views, but it was hard to connect with her when she overstepped the bounds either set by other characters, or common decency. I mean I know a few people, like Siohban, needing a bit of reaching out to to get to know, but there's a line. (view spoiler)[Going through people's stuff, especially when they're opening your home to you, is a pretty big no no. Like I understand the curiosity but things like her examining other people's photos, or helping herself to Siohban's hair dye just made me cringe so much (hide spoiler)]There was also the issue of money. (view spoiler)[Like I get that Kieran is rich, and he's wanting to look out for her, and she very much appreciate its... but then she's out buying accessories. I'm sure Kieran would want her to have new clothes, and that he wouldn't mind a pounds here and there but... Especially given that she kept trying to reach out to Siohban like 'help me buy a new outfit... with your brother's money!' I really didn't blame Siohban for her annoyance. (hide spoiler)] I really appreciated that this was later sort of addressed, but her attitude to money and the issues around it made it harder to relate to her, and honestly I sympathised more with the characters that reacted badly to her than to Clementine herself. I guess the biggest problem is that my favourite part of the book, a 'twist' of sorts came very late into the book. It answered a lot of questions I'd had, and tied up what would have been loose threads in the story really really well. But it was late enough that it may have come too late for some readers? I'm not sure if that's a fair assessment, 'cause while I liked being surprised, I half wished I'd known from the start, so that the seemingly random plot events had felt real. I guess it would have benefitted from some other POV, to clue the reader in, in my opinion? I'm sure that this is more a personal taste thing than any comment on the story itself. Also I must say I've been reading lots of big arching fantasy plots recently, so perhaps it's just a genre difference...Overall, it was an enjoyable read. I picked this book up because I thought I'd try it once Netgalley said I'd been approved... And then, well, I was 130 pages in and there's no point stopping once you've crossed the halfway point c; So that's got to say a lot about the kinda read it is. Would recommend for someone looking for a light romance with a wicked premise.
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