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“Never cry. Eureka Bordeaux has this planted in her brain. After her mothers tragic death Eureka finds herself depressed and not willing to move on. Eureka in my option is a very strong and unique character, she has never cried even though she envies those who can. She is unique because, I have...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Though hardly revolutionary to the YA genre, this is a surprisingly fast-paced novel. Though I have certainly heard of Kate’s popular Fallen series, this book marks my first experience with Kate’s novels. I am a sucker for Atlantis books, so this premise caught my attention. And it is definitely one of the more unique takes on the Lost City than I have read in adult fiction.
Eureka is seventeen, a senior, and understandably miserable after the recent death of her mother. But, she keeps her emotions tightly reined in - other than her suicide attempt. Still, she never breaks down and cries - per her mother’s instructions. The only thing that pushes Eureka through her suddenly desolate life is solving the mystery that her mother left to her in her will - a book in an ancient language, a locked locket and a gauze-wrapped stone. If only the book had stuck more closely to this part of the story!
Unfortunately, the bulk of the book is your typical Twilight-esque love triangle. Eureka is loved by lifelong friend, Brooks, and this new, mysterious stranger (and also lifelong stalker), Ander. To be honest, though, it is hard to see why anyone loves Eureka quite so much. Especially since she cannot even manage a conversation civilly. And watch out, step”monsters”! This book hardly paints divorced and blended families well! But, I must admit, the Atlantis parts - as few as they are - have me somewhat hooked. The Louisiana setting adds a fun element to the story, too. Maybe in the sequel, the characters will become more likable. ”
“Its a great book ”Maria wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Overall, this is well-written and interesting ~ modern love story. Ander has watched her from afar and has loved her from the beginning--now, he has to watch her die--or he can save her from those who wish her dead. She is destined for great things--and Ander has the chance to save her. Readers of this author (Fallen series) will not be disappointed.”Mrs. Branham, CHS Library Media Specialist wrote this review 5 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book”Abi Leonardi wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyed the book.”Jenifer Cioppa wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“To be honest, I wasn't a big fan of Lauren Kate's Fallen series but I did enjoy reading it. When I saw this gorgeous cover for Teardrop, I was sucked right in. I did judge the book by it's cover lol This time it paid off. Teardrop is the start of another YA series that is similar but very different to the many others out there. It's similar because it centres on a teenage girl Eureka who has a history she is unaware of. After a tragic accident that takes her mother, Eureka's family consists of her widowed father, evil' stepmother and half siblings. There is her two best friends, Cat and Brooks. Brooks starts to act oddly around Eureka but there is a great twist as to why. It's not as simple as falling in love. So far, pretty standard but it's Eureka's past that makes this story stand out from the others. The mythology surrounding her life is ancient and wonderfully constructed with hints of fantasy. Teardrop is the perfect escapism from everyday life.”nicole r wrote this review Thursday, November 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good paranormal story but not sure if I am compelled to read more in the series...”TracySchoenberg wrote this review Wednesday, November 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Seventeen-year-old Eureka Boudreaux survived the car accident that killed her archaeologist mother, but she is left physically and emotionally battered. Once captain of the cross-country team, she has abandoned the sport she loves and now lives with her unsympathetic stepmother, her caring but ineffectual father, and her beloved four-year-old twin stepsiblings. Eureka is also torn between new, intense feelings for two young men: childhood best friend Brooks and Ander, an attractive stranger who seems to understand her better than anyone. Upon inheriting a pendant, a handwritten book in unidentifiable language, and a mysterious stone from her mother, Eureka and friends discover her true legacy—as a descendant of Atlantis whose tears have the power to raise the lost city. In this series opener, Kate sows the seed for several more titles filled with magic, action, and romance. The Louisiana setting lends appropriately oppressive humidity to a story dominated by water in all its changing forms. Romance and mystery readers will enjoy the smooth predictability of the many plot twists, made fresh by a promising backstory and atmospheric setting.”T.R.A.C. wrote this review Tuesday, November 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Never cry. Eureka Bordeaux has this planted in her brain. After her mothers tragic death Eureka finds herself depressed and not willing to move on. Eureka in my option is a very strong and unique character, she has never cried even though she envies those who can. She is unique because, I have never read about a heroine that wouldn't cry now and than. I personally loved her and felt what she felt. The only thing I didn't like about Eureka is that she isn't willing to stand up against her step-mother but, that might also be what makes her so strong is she's willing to let her father be happy instead of her. Eureka meets a strange and handsome stranger named Ander, who has many ties to Eureka. Ander is hands down my favorite character in this book, He is beyond sweet and I loved how he is described in this book. I want my own Ander. The thing I loved about this book was it was so different from Fallen. I hated Fallen because, it was to typical and I thought Daniel was to annoying. But, Teardrop is a sweet relief against the more famous Fallen series. All I can say is that I will definitely be waiting for book 2 of this trilogy! [3 Good job Lauren Kate. ”OceanOfRain wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Eureka Boudreaux has been told since she was a child to never ever cry. Eureka's mom is killed. After receiving her inheritance she is finding out just what her mother has been keeping secret from her. An ancient tale about a heart broken girl crying and entire continent into the sea. A mysterious boy named Ander is trying to keep Eureka alive, while his whole family is out to kill her.”Katie wrote this review Wednesday, October 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No