Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Review : Teardrop by Lauren Kate

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Publication dateOctober 22, 2013
Source: ARC

The Story:

An epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away. The first book in the Teardrop series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series
Everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, a mysterious blond boy who tells her she’s in danger. Ander knows things about Eureka she doesn’t yet know herself, but not her darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her friend Brooks and some heirlooms—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea.

But Ander has some secrets of his own. The haunting tale is more than a story. It’s real.
And Eureka’s life has far more evil undercurrents than she ever imagined.
“Fans of Kate’s popular Fallen series will find a similar blend of supernatural romance, mystery, and destiny.”—Publishers Weekly

“Plenty of danger, romance and intrigue to entertain . . .  terrific.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Mystery, romance and fantasy combine for an enchanting world.” —Teenreads.com

“A big tale with vivid action scenes.” —
- via Amazon

My Review

Let me start off by saying, I was introduced to Lauren Kate via her Fallen series which I liked a lot even though I have not read the last book. So, I was down for reading more of her work. Hence, I jumped into Teardrop after receiving it at BEA even though I did not know what I was actually getting myself into.

Tag Line:

One tear can end the world.

Opening Line:

In the stillness of the small beige waiting room, Eureka's ear rang.


I do not think I had read anything quite like 
Teardrop but the premise of the story was intriguing. There is a dark romance, mystery, magic, all revolving around a myth about a girl who cried an entire civilization into the sea. Whaaaaa?! Nutzo, right? But I love it. 

The pacing of 
Teardrop was on pint. Not once did I feel bogged down by the pacing of the story. The plot moved fluidly * pun intended haha* and I got into the story quickly. The world-building was wonderful and the character presence was real -- the characters felt alive.  Not only was the premise interesting but there were secrets, twist and turns that put its hooks into me and had me greedy to read the story.

I always enjoyed Kate's writing style since the Fallen series and that has not changed with 
Teardrop. All in all, I look forward to reading Waterfall and the only reason why I have not done so yet is because I was waiting for it to come out in paperback to "match" my ARC and for the price to drop.

Meet the Author:

Lauren Kate is the internationally number one bestselling author of Teardrop, The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove, and the Fallen novels: Fallen, Torment, Passion, Fallen in Love, and Rapture. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages. She lives in Los Angeles. 

***Check out Lauren Kate's website for more information about her and TeardropHERE

Happy Reading!


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