Wednesday, January 8, 2014

[Book Review] Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Teardrop (Teardrop, #1)Teardrop

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?


Sooooo... that was interesting I guess. Still don't understand why this book got so much buzz but at least somebody out there in marketing does their job *thumbs up*

But I'm still sad that I wasted one whole credit in Audible on this. I don't know if I'm the only one who treasures my credits but if I get a book, I expect it to be awesome sauce no matter what. I seriously feel like Gollum and just wanna say: "my preeeeeeeeecious" when I click that confirm button with the book added.

I guess the 13 hours that my brain had to process Teardropwasn't as bad because it gave me some background noise while I was working away. Of course, I might have tuned out some extremely boring parts (ahem - like Eureka being an irritating brat for the thousandth time - ahem) but still got the story.

I do have to say that the ending definitely made that one more star because of turns of events that followed the story. Yes, I still very disliked Eureka's characters and just wanted her to shut up so I can hear everyone else talk, but managed to finished the book.

The only thing that I really liked about Teardrop is mythology side of it. It wasn't anything special but I always loved the story of Atlantis and wanted to hear more about it. Loved the side characters as well. Pretty much everyone except Eureka lol

The necklaces that was sent with ARC's copies were definitely creative and probably scored some bonus points with the reviewers. Awwwww we're such suckers for pretty things! I DEMAND PRETTY NECKLACE WITH ARC COPY SO I CAN GIVE MORE STARS FOR YOUR BOOK!! haha. Kidding. Totally not a sell out *wink*

5 comments:

  1. Haha, I LOVE this review!! Lost it at the necklace-thing!! It is always the shiny and sparkly things, isn't it? Anyway, I never intended to read that book (despite the pretty cover) anyway. I'm not a big fan of all the negative aspects you mentioned (who likes bratty, annoying characters???) AND I don't like mythology books. So no. Big fat no :D

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    1. Haha well I'm glad you won't waste your time (or money on it then) ;)

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  2. Ah, another negative review for this book >_< I've read so many that I really doubt I'll be picking this up any time soon, but I still will because I'm really curious about the Atlantis aspect.

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    1. Yes unfortunately.. But have to agree that Atlantis really is an awesome aspect of it

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  3. Totally disagree. Teardrop is beautiful and utterly unique--too unique for some, clearly.

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