Series: Off the Map

Average Rating: 4.5


Review: Upside Down by Lia Riley

Posted 15 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Upside Down by Lia Riley

“There are beautiful places inside him, where laughter comes easy, where sweet words appear like surprises. But I also know his bitter valleys. The dark caves where he hides his fears, his hurts, and his disillusionments. And he knows mine.” Uh…Aussie accents. Upside Down follows twenty-one year old Natalia Stolfi as she moves Australia as an exchange student to try to get over some of her grief of losing all of her family (her sister dying and her mom leaving)  but her father. It’s all going great until she meets the brooding Bran Lockhart. He’s been going through some tough stuff and the last thing he needs is to get involved in the Californian girl who can see right through him. But things aren’t that easy and as feelings grow between the two of them, things get turned Upside Down. I really enjoyed this novel. The setting was great. I really enjoy reading novels that are set in other countries and this one did not let me down. The pacing in the novel was pretty good with no lags in pace. There also weren’t any identifiable plot holes. There was a ton of drama between Bran and Talia, especially with Bran’s past, that kept me hooked. It was an easy novel to lose myself in. Talia was suffering from some pretty heavy grief about losing her sister and her mother’s […]