Upside Down - Lia Riley

Book Title:  Upside Down

Author:  Lia Riley

Series:  Off the Map #1

Genre:  New Adult

Source:  Kindle E-Book(Library)

♫My Pick for Book Theme Song:  Say Something (I'm Giving Up On You) by A Great Big World w/Christina Aguilera  --Seriously, sometimes, I was just like say something to him already…


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Ratings Breakdown


Plot:  4.3/5

Characters:  4.5/5

The Feels:  4.7/5

Addictiveness: 4.3/5

Theme:  4.5/5

Flow:  3.8/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4.5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  3/5

Ending:   3.8/5. Cliffhanger:  There is an ending…but there is two more books…


Will I continue this series?  I may prefer to think this is their ending…



4.3/5 Stars


My Thoughts


First the bad:  While I dislike this type of story; where the story is strung out over three books.  I could have done two books with no qualms, but three is too much. I also could have done without so much of the over-the-top, I-want-to-be-trendy dialogue.  A certain amount is fine, but this just seemed like it was trying to hard.

Then the good:  I have to say the realness of these characters really got me, they are fucked up, flawed and genuinely real.  I really connected with them.  I loved the setting of Australia and how Bran is always teaching Talia about the culture and different words they use there.  It really added to whole adventure.


Sex Factor:  Yes, super hot and it's fairly explicit.