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Thursday, 7 November 2013

A Novel | Teardrop

I love nothing more then sitting down on the sofa with a lovely cuppa and indulging in a really good book. I first discovered Lauren Kate when I was lucky enough to win the entire Fallen series and I've never looked back. When I heard she was writing another novel I just knew I had to have it - though my expectations were high due to how good the Fallen series actually was and them expectations were met. Now I'd just like to point out that Fallen and Teardrop are found in most places in the children's/young adult section, now this really annoys me because most Fantasy books are, but the likes of Harry Potter and Twilight were also in the children's/young adult section but they were a huge hit amongst adults too. Though the main characters in these books are in fact of high school age, I believe they can be thoroughly enjoyed by all ages. 

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 Teardrop by Lauren Kate
 Eureka won't let anyone feel her pain. She won't cry no tears for her mother forbids it - well she once told her never to cry - that was before she tragically passed away. The only one she can confide in (her best friend Brooks) seems to have changed. And she wants to escape, from her dad, his new wife and their twins but one thing holds her back; Ander. He's been their her whole life, watching from the sidelines. It's only a accident that let's them meet face to face, finally! Eureka, then finds herself seeing Ander everywhere, he's following her, he knows more about herself then she does and it's only then thing's start to make sense. The book her mother left her, her mother's death and Ander. Eureka thinks there all connected, and she will do whatever it takes to discover the truth.
My thoughts; Due to my love of fantasy, I was completely excited to get my hands on Teardrop. Being gripped in a world that doesn't exist, is what makes fantasy novels so fantasic. Like mentioned my expectations were high due to how good the Fallen series was and it lived up to them expectations. I was fully wrapped up in the story, wondering what was going to happen next and I was excited just to get to the end - though I didn't want it to end because it was good, you just hope it's going to have some sort of happily ever after. Teardrop is emotionally gripping. It's not some fairytale where everything's completely perfect but full of sadness, trauma, despression, loss, love, confusion, etc. You can relate to Eureka, because everyone's had them emotions in their life and lost someone close to them at some point. It's a haunting tale, where Eureka really learns about herself, stuff she didn't think could exist. You really learn much more about the mythical Atlantis and it's also much more to Eureka then some story tale. Eureka is quite a vulnerable character but due to the heart break she's been through and how you can truly relate to her, it makes her some what likeable. It's a beautiful and gripping tale and I'm just glad to say it's not over because there will be a second book to Teardrop. There wasn't much of a happily ever after, more of a cliff hanger which makes you want the second book to this series to come even sooner. The wait begins.
Got any book's by Lauren Kate. Be in with a chance of meeting her and getting them all signed, including Teardrop. 
Tuesday November 12th, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Waterstone’s Piccadilly, London, UK 
Listen up, UK fans! Just one week to go til Lauren Kate's first public event in London - yay!
Come to Waterstones Piccadilly in London on Tuesday 12th Nov at 6.30 to see Lauren and Tanya Byrne discuss taboos in YA literature.
Get your tickets from events@piccadilly.waterstones.co.uk
  Thursday November 14th, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Eason’s O’Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland
 Saturday November 16th, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Waterstone’s Bluewater West, Greenhithe, Kent, UK  


Totally wishing I could go but unfortunately I live up North. Would love my books signed! 

Fact: Fallen is going to be made into a motion picture film, with Luce and Daniel already being chose. Rumour is it will be out next year sometime. Watch this space!

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