Thursday, November 05, 2015

Review- The Fall Up by Aly Martinez


I wanted to jump. 
He made me fall.

As a celebrity, I lived in the public eye, but somewhere along the way, I’d lost myself in the spotlight.

Until he found me.

Sam Rivers was a gorgeous, tattooed stranger who saved my life with nothing more than a simple conversation.

But we were both standing on that bridge for a reason the night we met. The secrets of our pasts brought us together—and then tore us apart.

Could we find a reason to hold on as life constantly pulled us down?

Or maybe there’s only one direction to go when two people fall in love at rock bottom—up.


I got interested in The Fall Up by Aly Martinez because of the interesting cover and the summary. I was very curious to see how a romance would play out between a celebrity and a common man. This is my first time reading anything by Aly Martinez and while I have to say I liked The Fall Up, I wasn't blown away by it.

Levee is a celebrity. She is a pop princess. She has everything one would want in life but she always feels really depressed and lonely. That is why she goes to the bridge where she is actually contemplating jumping. This is where she meets Sam. I liked Levee but I wanted to go more in depth why she felt the way she did. Yes, she had a history and wanted to save the world but I still wanted more details.

Then we have Sam. Sam meets Levee on the bridge and he is reminded of how his younger sister committed suicide. He doesn't want to be responsible for anyone that way again and so he starts talking to Levee without knowing who she is. I liked Sam and I liked reading from his pov. His intentions towards Levee were always good and he was very much attracted to her.

Sam and Levee's romance was really good. Things obviously don't go slow but its not insta love or anything. I liked how unaffected Sam was with Levee's celebrity status. In a way I think it was a bit too easy for them to overcome the external factors which could affect their relationship and I found it a little hard to believe.

Again, the one place where I would have liked to go more in depth remains what Levee is suffering from. I couldn't understand it so well. But other than that, Aly Martinez writes a really engaging story. I loved all the conversations between Levee and Sam and I can't wait to read more from her. I liked The Fall Up.


  1. The cover is beautiful but the story seems to be predictable

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