Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Review: Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Title: Teardrop (Teardrop #1)
Author: Lauren Kate
Source: Amazon Vine
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mythology
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

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?

Lauren Kate has created an amazing new reality in Teardrop.  A reality where magic is real and myths and legends begin to come true.  Eureka doesn't think she's anything special.  Just a girl whose mother died a strange and horrible death.  Her mother's inheritance is nothing like she expected.  Not that she wanted money or anything, but her mother's gifts seem strange and otherworldly.  Then the strange boy that has been following her seems to know more about them than she does herself.

Book one of the Teardrop series is a lot of world building.  It tends to move along a little slow at times but the people are brought to life along with the world and it's legends in a beautfiul way.  Eureka is a confused teenager - and Lauren Kate shows us all sides of this, along with her family and friends to really bring us into her world.  It was a fantastic start to the series with quite a bang and cliffhanger for the ending.  

I'll be keeping my eye out for book two.  When I checked out Goodreads to look for an expected publication date, I stumbled on a #0.5 - a short 50ish page story that I picked up right away.  I really want to know more now!  Look for that review soon and for book two as soon as I can get it.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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