Review: The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

The Upside of Falling Down is coming JANUARY 30th!! Read my thoughts!


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?


This book is all I need in life and more! I can’t even begin to how much I love it but I’m going to try for the sake of this review.

Clementine Haan is the only survivor of a plane crash… or is she? Clementine has lost her memory and doesn’t even know herself which is really scary and she does what human nature tells us to, run. She adopts a new life as orange Jell-O when in reality it all just feels like animal bones.

Holy freaking cherry balls! The Upside of Falling Down is absolutely mesmerizing, I loved Clementine, Kieran, even Von, it’s so well written and it moves at a nice pace. As an avid YA romance reader, I kind of laid out what was going to happen: she lies, they fall in love, crap goes down and they stay away, they end up together. But oh goodness was I wrong, this book truly shook me to my core, I didn’t expect the plot twist at all (maybe I’m just oblivious ) and I absolutely loved that.

I was in between choosing Clementine or Kieran as my favorite character, because I loved them both so much but in the end I think I’ll choose Kieran because he’s always helping people just because he wants to, doesn’t expect/want anything in return and that just warms my heart so much! He’s an absolute sweetheart and he’s also very funny and empowering, I enjoyed his character a lot. Clementine’s story is very cathartic to read because she’s absolutely lost and some of us are too, maybe not in the same way, but it’s always nice to know you’re not the only one wandering around without a specific goal.

I feel like I just inhaled this book. It was a breath of fresh air, I’m so happy I read it. I will be completely honest, I didn’t expect to love this book, because I’m a judgy binch and don’t love the cover… but it proved me so wrong and made me swallow my words because it’s now one of my favorites.





Massive thanks to Amazon Publishing/Skyscape for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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