Synopses & Reviews
launches a new series from Lauren Kate, author of the #1 New York Times
bestselling Fallen series. Haunting, mysterious, romantic and steeped in mythology, Teardrop
is the epic saga of Eureka Boudreaux, a 17-year old Louisiana girl whose tears have the power to raise the lost continent of Atlantis... a world where everything you love can be washed away. With the international phenomenon Fallen
, Lauren Kate has captured the hearts and imaginations of readers all over the world, with rights sold in 33 countries and counting.
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 — and something about the story is uncannily familiar.
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.
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.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
About the Author
Lauren Kate is the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and the Fallen novels: Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture, and Fallen in Love. Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.