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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? (Goodreads)
Eureka’s novel can be summarized in one word: cry.
As for the real review, Teardrop is a solid novel. By solid novel, I mean Lauren Kate’s writing is somehow all the same. Kate’s novels all are in third-person, with the same kind of detached feel to it all. It’s as if everything is coming from an objective lens. We’re just watching this lens go through Eureka’s life, which is really unsettling.
In other words, everyone has their own opinion on Lauren Kate’s writing style. It’s not exactly my cup of tea, but for someone else, it’s absolutely perfect.
If I were Eureka, I probably would be creeped out by Ander on SO many levels. Honestly, this random guy shows up from nowhere and you’re nice to him? You let the idea of a cute boy outweigh the fact that he’s a random creeper? Come on, Eureka! Where’s the eureka moment where you realize that random boys who come out of thin air are not to be bothered with. Also, I think he’s just not that crushable.
It’s a cool idea, the idea of Atlantis. I’ve read countless YA books, although I haven’t read one until now dealing with Atlantis. Glorious. Watery. Wet. I wish I had gotten more background and insight on Eureka’s ancestor’s connection to Atlantis instead of her very personal, intimate, occasionally annoying life.
This is one of those times where you can’t judge a book by its cover. By its phenomenal cover, I thought Teardrop was the next Divergent. Unfortunately, looks aren’t always the most foretelling, as you can for sure tell. There goes that book.
So Lauren Kate, great job. Don’t worry. I’ll be sure to read the sequel.