Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Teardrop

byLauren Kate

Kobo ebook | October 22, 2013

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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 new series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series

Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux's mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn't, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.

But Ander doesn't know Eureka's 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 oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined.


From the Hardcover edition.
Title:TeardropFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307976319

ISBN - 13:9780307976314

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright ... The moment I laid my eyes on the cover, I fell in love. I bought both books of the series at once. The first book was okay but I got through it slower than I normally would. I could not finish the second book, though. I got this book at a discount and I'd advise anyone else to do the same. I would not recommend the book at full price. The first book was decent, an interesting plot but it was not laid out as well as I would have hoped.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good book This wasn't my favorite book I've read but I liked it! Stoked the second book of the series is now out. See if it pulls me in more!
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from When can i expect the next book? I absolutely loved the story. I could NOT put it down. I'm looking forward to the next instalment :)
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It!!! Wasn't sure I'd like this story but man was it a good one!
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Entertaining "Teardrop" by Lauren Kate is a fascinating story that centers around Eureka Boudreaux, a seventeen year old shattered by the death of her mother after a tragic accident and a failed suicide attempt, has few friends, an aversion to school and multiple psychiatric appointments. Her only solace in a world that no longer seems to have meaning is her friendship with Cat Ester a smart, boy-crazy, no-nonsense black girl and Noah Brooks, the likeable, mysterious, supportive boy she's known since childhood. As the story opens events unfold that sweep Eureka into a mystery that endangers not only her life but that of her family and friends. It begins with the reading of her mother's will where she's bequeathed a locket, a thunderstone and a mysterious book that has to be deciphered. After eliciting the help of a strange fortune teller Eureka uncovers a tale that's not only linked to an ancient romance and heartbreak but also to the fabled kingdom of Atlantis. At the same time her car is struck by a white truck driven by Ander, a strange, handsome boy with turquoise eyes who seems to know details of her life that she's never told anyone. Together, as they unravel clues to a prophecy where her existence may determine the fate of the world, Eureka and Ander form a bond of love that will be tested. This is a story of love, friendship and family relationships amid tragedy, death and despair. The plot at first is slow, but progresses quickly as the action heats up near the end. The characters are realistic and semi-complex with all their faults and weaknesses. Eureka shell-shocked by the loss of her mother alternates between overwhelming anger and fury to despair until a mystery challenges her emotionally and physically. Although guarded with others and scornful of her stepmother, she shows a protective, loving and considerate nature towards her stepsister and stepbrother. Noah Brooks, Eureka's childhood friend is loyal, compassionate and thoughtful, but transforms after near-fatal swimming accident becoming angry, mean and treacherous. Maya Cayce the rival for Noah's affection is a player; self-centered, spoiled and devious. Trenton Boudreaux is overly- protective but distant, loving his daughter but weak, unable to cope with her problems or moodiness. Rhoda Boudreaux is a stable and grounded woman who loves her twins, but is insensitive, demanding and intolerant towards her stepdaughter. Ander at first seems smug, tough and hard to read, but with love is kind and self-sacrificing. In future books some of these personalities could be further developed.  In some aspects the plot of this novel is weak, but overall it's entertaining and culminates in a titillating cliff-hanger. I have rated it low so that with further development in future novels that I have room to show a clear distinction. Overall though, it's a trilogy worth following and I look forward to the next book
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I was expecting I have loved Lauren Kate since I read Fallen years ago, so when I saw that she was writing another series I was really excited. I will say that I absolutely love this cover, it draws you to it, and it did the same for me when I first saw it. But I will say that the cover does not really depict what goes on inside the story, and I really wish that the "girl on the cover with a dress" thing would stop on YA covers because it does not help with understanding the plot. I am not going to say that I loved this book, because I didn't. The writing, as per usual was amazing and flawless. Lauren has a way of grabbing your attention and keeping you interested, and she did just that with this book. I loved the main character, she was spunky and damaged with the death of her mother. I also loved her relationship with her Father and Stepmother, because it was strained and a little infuriating to read, and I loved that. I also liked the love interest and how complicated it was. It was not the typical love story because one, there were two interest, and because both boys were shrouded in mystery. I did not know who to chose or who was better, but I also knew that both of these boys were hiding something and I really wanted to know what that was. Now, the biggest issue for me was the plot itself and the "reveal" at the end. Although an interesting story, to me it was way to out there because it made no sense to me. Her tears will rise the lost city of Atlantis? I mean seriously? I think I laughed when I read that because it just seemed so out of the norm. I am all for taking a myth and messing with it to make a great new story, but for me, Atlantis is one of the cursed ones that does not work as a retelling because it just doesn't make plausible sense. Overall, I enjoyed the story up until the end when everything was revealed. I felt like the Atlantis part ruined my overall feel of the book and I honestly do not know if I will read the rest of this series. But you never know, my feeling may change.
Date published: 2014-01-05