Wednesday, November 20, 2013

#BookReview : Teardrop (Teardrop #1) by Lauren Kate

On the jacket:

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?


The first thing I notice about Teardrop is it's cover, so pretty. And so dreamlike. I never read a book's back jacket before reading it, so seeing it's cover, I had conjured in my mind, a fair tale-ish story. But what I found inside was in stark contrast.

The book is about Eureka, who never cries. She doesn't even shed a drop of tear at her mother's funeral. Her mother and she were together in a car accident; she lived while her mother died. Eureka loses all will to live and wants to end it when she meets Ander. Ander is mysterious in a way, he is always there where she is. Big time stalker. 

Eureka isn't very likeable and there isn't much one gets to know about Ander. Eureka's best friend seemed nice though. A young adult romance, which is highly predictable, not much of a story though it's a thick book. Pretty disappointing. 

Rating: **/5

[This review is for Random House India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

1 comment:

  1. I agree that the cover of the book is really pretty but somehow it is also very typical of YA genre. For some reason, it has become a trend to have a girl with flying hair on the cover, or closeups of her face. What happened to creativity?

    A very nice review. In fact, I went through some of your reviews and they are very good as well. I am glad to have found your blog because it has such an amazing collection of contemporary Indian writers and books written by them.

    I also have a little book review blog, and would love it if you checked it out-


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