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REVIEW: Teardrop (Teardrop #1) by Lauren Kate

Title: Teardrop
Author: Lauren Kate
Series: Teardrop #1
Publisher: Random House Children's UK
Date of Release: October 16th 2013
Pages: 441
Source: *Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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?

Stunningly beautiful and compelling, this magical story will take your breath away. This was a cover love! I admit it! It is beautiful, no questions asked. The water is magical and ethereal striking mystery and intrigue into your very core. Absolutely mesmerising.

Eureka lost her mother to the sheer power of the water, distancing herself from her family and those around her, Eureka's life has taken a dramatic turn. But she will not cry. She has cocooned herself in longing and misery, refusing to cooperate with anyone. Until she meets Ander and Madame Blavatsky. Ander puts to test Eureka's strongest beliefs, making her question her mother and her secrets.

"The last thing we expect others to do is the last thing they do before we learn we cannot trust them."
From review copy

Eureka is stoic, calm and unemotional. These are the qualities of which only few see past; Brooks, Ander and Cat. She is a determined protagonist whom ventures out with no fear, and can be rather inquisitive. However, through her thoughts as the main protagonist we learn that she contains deep and powerful emotions that are carefully hid from all. We then meet Ander, he strongly tied this story together with his background and Eureka's future he provided new and strong feelings that helped to lift most of the negative feelings throughout this novel. He was additionally mysterious and alluring creating a strong, present character.

I loved Cat, she was a refreshing voice to the story who was fun and energetic, always doing what she can to help Eureka and raise her happiness; she was hilarious.

The storyline was gripping with my attention never lapsing, it was unique, emotional and magical. I loved the input of Atlantis as I personally feel I have not read enough stories involving creatures of the sea, this is a fresh novel that you will immediately be engrossed in. There is mystery, danger and emotion that won't let go; furthermore I was pleased with how not all details were given at once with some questions I am still contemplating and waiting to be answered in Waterfall. Just look at that cover, absolutely stunning!

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