Author: Lauren Kate
Genre: Young adult fantasy.
Series: The Teardrop Series.
Yay or Nay: A moderate sized yay, but a yay nonetheless.
Movie adaptation: Nope. Though Teardrop's fellow series, Fallen, does have a motion picture out.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. Cliffhangers, plot twists, this book's got the whole lot.
Synopsis: After Eureka lost her mother in an unprecedented and unexplainable accident, she wouldn't let anything come close to her. All she wanted was to escape the world and lose herself in a place she belonged. However, Ander, a mysterious presence during every event in her life, holds her back. Ander, the one who recites the story of a girl whose tears submerged an entire continent into the oceans.
When Eureka realises that Ander's apperance and her mother's death are linked in strange ways, she starts to unveil one bizarre secret after another, secrets she can't understand. When she discovers the one hidden truth that throws her life off balance, Eureka is made to obey the one rule her mother made sure she never forgets. Never, ever cry.
Review: Teardrop is a beautiful book. Being original and fascinating, the story is gorgeous, the plot twists might be subtle, but the scenes still make you gasp. The flow of events are a little choppy, but nevertheless understandable. With a plot good enough to freeze your blood and characters mysterious enough to keep you up on your toes, Teardrop is a must read. However, the book has one too many candid scenes that at times can cause the story to lose its essence. Despite its minor flaws, Teardrop is still one of the best books to snatch a place on your shelf.