Book Review: Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Teardrop #1
Author: Lauren Kate
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Release Date: October 22nd 2013
Review Source: RT Conference
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) 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 Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.

Being I have never read any of Lauren Kate’s books I was very excited to give this book a whirl. I was not disappointed one bit. I am now a true fan of Lauren’s writing. The book had a magnificent flow to it.

We start off with the prologue, and it kind of gives us a hint of what happened to Miss Eureka Boudreaux’s past. It’s too bad she doesn’t remember any of it. Eureka Boudreaux is quite a mess. Her mother was killed in what everyone thought as an accident. A freak wave swept the car Eureka and her mother was in, right off of a bridge. Eureka lived but unfortunately her mother did not. They never recovered her mother’s body. Ever since the accident Eureka had been in a downward spiral. Who could blame her? I can’t imagine the loss of my mother. Eureka’s parents split when she was young; she remembers that night so well. She remembers crying and her mother slapped her so hard and told her to never cry. It was a vivid memory she remembered so well and ever since she has never cried. She has kept her sorrow, pain and fears all bottled up inside. Eureka now has a step-mother and two younger siblings. She doesn’t like her step-mother much but these days there is not much Eureka does like. She has been to numerous shrinks but always doesn’t respond well to them. The only friends that have stuck to Eureka’s side were Brooks and Cat. Everyone else thought of Eureka as a freak since the accident.

On her way to a track meet Eureka was at a stop sign and was rear-ended by a very mysterious boy, this is where we meet Ander. Eureka is from a small town where everybody knows everybody and nothing is really kept a secret but she has never seen Ander before. He was a beautiful sight; tall, muscular and had the most beautiful blue eyes Eureka has ever seen. But why hasn’t Eureka ever seen this boy around town? Surely she would remember him. Ander was the kind of boy you wouldn’t ever forget.

Before she knew it, it was time for the reading of her mother’s will. She left Eureka a locket that she wore every day and a book that was ancient, so ancient it was in a different language she had never seen before. Eureka found a physic to help her translate what the book says. In the meantime Eureka seems to be seeing Ander more and more and his appearances are making her very nervous. Was he stalking her? If so, why? When he was around Ander she felt this weird pull to him. What was going on??

In all, this book was amazing. I haven’t read something this exciting and brilliant in a while. It’s a long book but it never felt long while reading it. The mystery was captivating and kept me coming back for more. I am truly excited for the next in the series!!! I must now read every one of Lauren’s books. I loved her style and the flow of the book was perfection. Go on and pre-order this book, before you know it, October is upon us. 


  1. Great Review! I really want to read this and that cover is absolutely gorgeous!

    Christy @ Christy’s Book Addiction

  2. I got Teardrop at BEA. It seems to have a few similarities to her Fallen series. Beautiful cover.

  3. Ohh man, Eureka is the name of my puppy! That will be interesting to read. I got this at BEA so I am excited to read it, I am glad you enjoyed :)

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert


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