Teardrop (Teardrop Trilogy Series #1) (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Teardrop (Teardrop Trilogy Series #1) (B&N Exclusive Edition)

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by Lauren Kate
     
 

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An epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away. The first book in the new series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series

Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux's mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now herSee more details below

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An epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away. The first book in the new series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series

Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux's mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn't, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.

But Ander doesn't know Eureka's darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/02/2013
Like its bayou setting, this trilogy opener from Kate is meandering and deceptive, full of odd inlets. Some are intriguing, like 17-year-old Eureka Boudreaux’s platonic friendship with Brooks, a boy she’s known her whole life. Others less so, like the winking references in the names of Eureka’s rival, Maya Cayce, and the psychic Madame Blavatsky. Still, patient readers may find Eureka’s slowly unfolding tale worth the time. She’s the fragile survivor of a “rogue wave” that drowned her mother, Diana, leaving Eureka physically broken and suicidal. Her memories of Diana don’t square with her assertions that they had a wonderful relationship—she recalls being slapped, ignored, and left behind when Diana divorced Eureka’s father. A self-described Stoic, Eureka doesn’t want to share these memories with her family, friends, or therapists. But that stoicism is shattered by Ander, a blond stranger whose arrival launches a gradual cascade of realization that give Eureka a new perception of who she is. Fans of Kate’s popular Fallen series will find a similar blend of supernatural romance, mystery, and destiny. Ages 12–up. Agent: Michael Stearns and Ted Malawer, the Inkhouse. (Oct.)
VOYA - Christina Miller
Eureka Boudreaux had been out of sorts since her parents' divorce, her father's remarriage, and the birth of her beloved half-sibling twins. Then three months ago, Eureka's mother died in a terrible accident, leaving her feeling even more broken and suicidal. When she meets the mysterious Ander, she finds him irresistible. But unbeknownst to Eureka, Ander is a "Seedbearer," a nonhuman who is linked to Eureka by an ancient secret. The heirlooms Eureka's archaeologist mother, Diana, bequeathed to her may hold clues to the mystery surrounding Ander and also, perhaps, to the reason for the strange and frightening happenings in Eureka's life. The reader is immediately drawn in by the exciting prologue in this first book in Kate's new fantasy series. This is a big tale with vivid action scenes and a setting rich with sights and smells of Louisiana's flora and fauna, Vermilion Bay, and life on the bayou. Readers will empathize with Eureka, who bravely tries to figure out why her best friend is behaving "out of character," why people are following her, and why her new friend Ander is spying on her. Fantasy fans will look forward to the next installment of this suspenseful story. Reviewer: Christina Miller
Kirkus Reviews
2013-09-01
When given the choice to "[s]ave the world, or save the girl," a young man named Ander, scion of a mystical race of beings with power over water, chooses the girl. Seventeen-year-old Eureka Boudreaux has no idea how or why she survived the car crash that claimed her mother's life, and there have been plenty of times when she wished she hadn't. Four months and one suicide attempt after the accident, Eureka struggles to adjust to life without her mother and to a world that is suddenly filled with mystery and danger--with Eureka, unwitting agent of an apocalypse Ander's people are trying to prevent, at the center of it all. Kate's lush, sensuous descriptions bring the Louisiana bayou to life as Eureka battles against extraordinary forces of nature, desperate to discover who and what she truly is and how she can save the people she loves. While the characters are rich and appealing, and there's plenty of danger, romance and intrigue to entertain, readers may find themselves frustrated by how long it takes to learn the truth about Eureka's powers. All of the ingredients are there, but the murkiness surrounding the mythical underpinnings of the novel keeps it from reaching its full potential. Still, there's plenty here to make for a terrific weekend-afternoon read. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385742658
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/22/2013
Series:
Teardrop Trilogy Series, #1
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
210,363
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile:
HL780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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