Tuesday, 31 December 2013


Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers 
Release Date: October 22nd/2013
Pages: 441
Type: Hardcover

What It's About!

Never, ever cry... 

Seventeen-year-old Eureka won't let anyone close enough to feel her pain. After her mother was killed in a freak accident, the things she used to love hold no meaning. She wants to escape, but one thing holds her back: Ander, the boy who is everywhere she goes, whose turquoise eyes are like the ocean. 

And then Eureka uncovers an ancient tale of romance and heartbreak, about a girl who cried an entire continent into the sea. Suddenly her mother's death and Ander's appearance seem connected, and her life takes on dark undercurrents that don't make sense. Can everything you love be washed away?


Honestly, the only reason I bought this book was because it was by Lauren Kate. I really loved her FALLEN series, so I was really looking forward to something new of hers. If this book hadn't been by Lauren, I'm not sure I would have picked it up, the synopsis just doesn't cut it very well.

However, with that being said, I actually REALLY enjoyed Teardrop. I know the synopsis sounds very similar to the Fallen series, but they're actually totally different!

I had no idea this book had anything to do with any kind of mythology until I started reading it. I have come to find I am a total sucker for mythology in the YA genre, I just find them so much more interesting for some reason. The main character, Eureka, is part of the mythology of Atlantis. I've seen some people ask "who would name their characters 'this' and 'that'?" Um, one that's based her novel off a mythology, and if you actually took the time to read the book before bashing the author and her work, you would know this. *rant over*

I really liked how the author based her characters names off the mythology that the book has in it. The deeper you get into the book, the more it becomes clear how these characters are involved in things that seem to be bigger than themselves, and the more they find out, the bigger things seem to get, which made it really exciting. I also loved how the book progressed. It started out a little slow, but soon picked up speed, until we had a whirlwind of mystery, confusion, things the characters thought they knew, but really didn't, and so many more elements that made this book great.

The only thing that bothered me, was the ending. It just felt so unrealistic, and if the bad guys are really after you, they're not just gonna stand there and wait for you to ask questions and learn how to defeat them! Like really! Minus the ending, I loved this book, and I'm definitely looking forward to the second book!

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