Author: Lauren Kate
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Series: Teardrop, book one
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Though it took me a while to really get into this book, once it picked up, I really enjoyed it--I can't wait for the sequel!
Eureka Boudreax has an unusual thing about her: She never cries. Not ever. Her mother drilled that into her at the ripe age of nine, and she's kept her word ever since, despite all the reasons to: Her mother's mysterious death out of nowhere, her difficult family life, the fact that there's been a strange boy following her around. Her mother has left her three strange heirlooms: a book she can't read, a mysterious stone, and a locket that won't open. As Eureka digs deeper into her own past, she realizes that there just might be a reason to never cry..
What I enjoyed:
-The beginning of the novel, the prologue
-Cat, and her fierce loyalty to Eureka
-Eureka herself, a tender, sweet girl struggling under the weight of heavy grief
-The mysterious mythology of the novel, which I loved
-The ending--I can't wait for the sequel!
-The love triangle that formed throughout the novel
What I didn't enjoy:
-At first Eureka annoyed me--she seemed so angry
-Brooks at times annoyed me as well, with his unusual behavior
-A bit at the ending was a little graphic and violent and it made my stomach turn
-It took a really long time for me to get into the novel
I really, really loved Teardrop and I'm glad I bought it! Anyone who's a fan of Lauren Kate should pick it up--and anyone looking for a different, unusual premise! Next on deck: Demonosity by Amanda Ashby!