ARC Review: The Upside of Falling by Meghan Quinn

Posted June 25, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 7 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: The Upside of Falling by Meghan Quinn
The Upside of Falling
by Meghan Quinn

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 20 2018
Series: The Blue Line Duet #1
Published by Self Published
Pages: 270
Format: eARC
 

“This book made me feel like a cold hearted b*tch.”
~ Under the Covers

I took my time starting this book and in the meantime I saw so many people crying over the angst in this book that I went into it with certain expectations.  THE UPSIDE OF FALLING felt sort of like a new adult novel to me.

Our hero, Colby, is a damaged boy trying to follow his goals and make a life for himself.  There’s flashbacks to his childhood and those were incredibly sad and let the reader understand why Colby is the way he is.  And then there’s current day Colby, who is determined not to let a thing like love be a distraction for him.  As a character, I couldn’t help but like Colby.  But I didn’t quite fall in love with him, either.

This book made me feel like a cold hearted b*tch.  I wanted to feel that angst everyone was feeling.  I wanted to have my heart broken by this story.  But it didn’t do any of those things.  It actually felt kind of straighforward and maybe tad simple at times, which would make it feel boring a few times.  That doesn’t mean I didn’t like the main couple, because I did.  The story just never got to me as I was hoping it would.

This book ends on a cliffhanger, as is to be expected with a duet.  And here’s another thing.  I saw that twist in the end coming from a mile away.  Once that last scene starts rolling, I was waiting for the moment I would be proven right and then it happened.  There was no shock in it for me and that also took something away from the story for me.  Do I think someone else would feel the same about the ending?  Probably not, I think most people won’t see it coming.

The thing that this book does leave me with is the feeling that we got the pretty side of the story and now the emotional rollercoaster will be unveiled in the next book.  The past is behind and now we have the mess of the future to see.  And THAT I can’t wait for.

spacer

What did you think of our review?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!

spacer

READING ORDER & BUY LINKS

Click on the covers to buy the books

spacer

About Meghan Quinn

When I was in high school I occasionally read books but was consumed by other teenage things so I didn’t take the time to appreciate a good book on a cloudy day, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch, besides “The Notebook” I made time to read the heartbreaking novel.
It wasn’t until I received a Kindle for Christmas one year that my world completely flipped upside down. When looking for books, I came across the Contemporary Romance genre and was sold and I haven’t turned back since.
You can either find my head buried in my Kindle, listening to inspiring heart ripping music or typing away on the computer twisting and turning the lives of my characters while driving my readers crazy with anticipation.
I am currently residing in beautiful Colorado Springs where the sun is always shining and there is a trail waiting to be hiked on every corner. I share a lovely and warm home with the love of my life and my five, four-legged children.

spacer

 ♡ Don’t want to miss any of our posts? ♡ 

Follow me

Francesca

Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
Francesca
Follow me

Related Posts

ARC Review: The Upside of Falling by Meghan Quinn

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

releasecalendarbanner

Under the Covers Book Blog Comment Policy
Please read our comment policy here.

7
Leave a Reply

avatar
4 Comment threads
3 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
TimitraUnder the Covers Book BlogKathy ValentineAmy RElizabeth Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Elizabeth
Guest
Elizabeth

Thanks for the cliffhanger warning. I’ll wait and see the review for the next book.

Under the Covers Book Blog
Admin
Under the Covers Book Blog

Good thing it’s coming out soon!

Amy R
Guest
Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’m not an angst fan so I prefer straightforward. I don’t do cliffhangers unless all books are released.

Under the Covers Book Blog
Admin
Under the Covers Book Blog

That’s kind of a given with duets lately but it’s also nice that the author are releasing the final installments generally quickly.

Kathy Valentine
Guest
Kathy Valentine

Great review Francesca!! Shared on all my socials!!

Under the Covers Book Blog
Admin
Under the Covers Book Blog

💕

Timitra
Guest
Timitra

Thanks for the review Francesca