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(Teardrop #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  25,831 ratings  ·  2,574 reviews
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 an
Hardcover, 441 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Jun 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
EDITED 06/19/2013: James Dashner has apologized via Twitter. Thank you for all your support, everyone. <3 /edit

EDITED 06/18/2013: O_o /edit

This book is bad. Hence, my review is very long. *thumbs-up*

I have included as many quotes as possible to illustrate my points.


Eureka (that name -__-;) is so utterly passive she even remarks on it herself: “Trust was mutual, and that was the problem with her and Ander. He held all the cards. Eureka’s role in the relationship seemed merely to be al


*I won Teardrop through a goodreads giveaway.*

When i first saw the cover

i was a bit like this....

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Isn't that one of the most beautiful and breathtaking covers ever?!

However, the actual book couldn't be more different.

17 year old Eureka never cries, not even at her own beloved mum's funeral, who died at a freak accident. Eureka was with her in that car when it happened, but the next thing she knows she's laying in the hospital bed. Why did she survive an
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
I'm grateful for many things in life, including the fact that most of YA fiction is in fact, fiction. Because thankfully, my fate and that of the world will never rest in the hands of a teenaged boy who thinks with his dick.
The choice was simpler than that:
Save the world, or save the girl.
Guess which choice the boy makes? Ding ding ding, winner winner chicken dinner. Because pussy will win out against humanity and common sense every single time.

This book was not bad. It was simply generic. T
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars
Feb 22, 2013 marked it as to-read
I'm giving a chance to like Lauren Kate books.
I disliked her fallen series, I did't even finished it....
so I hope that I can enjoy this new series
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Jul 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star
I wrote a really nice review about this in the past. But you know what? I HATE THIS PILE OF SHIT.

0/5 stars for this garbage


Every character is the most dull piece of shit that I've ever had to read and it was honestly a struggle to get through this. The plot was pathetic, the world building was pathetic, everything about this pile of crap is pathetic. The writing style was 200% not for me and honestly I'd sooner shoot myself than read this again. Does that sound horrible? Probably. But honestly
Dark Sith Lordette♔
What a pathetic excuse of a book. Let me just say that I sold it back to half-priced-books for credit towards actual honest-to-god good book.

Damn this pretty cover for sucking me in.... No Bueno.

Not impressed.
Rusty's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring)
Review also at:

To put it straight this book is as dull as dirt. So... what a boring book. I was intrigued by the idea of someone having the power to cry a whole land into the sea. Then I pictured them crying all our continents in the sea due to global warming..

(view spoiler)
Sarah Elizabeth
Oct 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
(Source: I own a copy of this book – why, oh why, oh why?)
Eureka doesn’t cry, not ever, even when her mother dies. But she’s about to find out that she’s something awesome!

So I didn’t really like ‘Fallen’, but since I’ve had some luck with sequels recently, I decided to give Lauren Kate another chance and read Teardrop. I really shouldn’t have bothered.

Eureka was such a whiny character. I got so sick of her moaning so quickly. She was just irritating, and whiny, and couldn’t seem to make up her
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I have to say that Teardrop is a GREAT book! I have been on the fence about reading this because I loved The Fallen Series and no one can take the place of Daniel and Cam but in Teardrop we have Ander and Brooks and whole lot of mythology going on. I love reading stories about Atlantis and the underwater world. This books prehistory prologue started out strong and the book for me got stronger. The ending had me screaming because I needed more I needed about three chapters more but I will have to ...more
Oct 29, 2012 marked it as because-i-have-no-self-control
Edit 2/2/2013: This sounds just like Fallen.

Eh, we'll see. I'm kind of scared to touch anymore Lauren Kate books, but if it sounds good, I'll give it a chance.
Oct 18, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review)

Actual rating: 0.5 (Because i loved it that much)

Why did i request this?
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I really don't know.

"Never, ever cry..."
Unfortunately, this is all i felt like doing while i was reading this book.
It wasn't due to sad scenes, it was because i was bored to tears.

Honestly, Teardrop was dull. There is no other word i can use to describe it.

All the characters were annoying, but Eureka was defiantly the worst.
For a girl that couldn't c
I give up. DNF. I haven't thrown a book across the room in a long time. ...more
Feb 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
Why oh why must Lauren Kate's books always have such pretty covers? I really should stop judging a book by its cover, but after this one. Just look at that waterfall dress thing and the blue and purple swirly city. So, so mesmerizing.


The synopsis sounds rather intriguing, yet also a bit incomprehensible.
I just hope this won't be Fallen #2. Please...
May 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
WHY do we still have stalkerish boys?? Why the sexism? Why this whiny and ungrateful protagonist? WHY THE SLUT-SHAMING? *loud clear coughing* Girls, not every girl you meet needs to be degraded just to prove how SPECIAL or whatever you are.

Yeah, no. Once upon a time, I read Fallen by Lauren Kate. I was forced to DNF it after I chucked it across the room because of its rampant sexism, Luce's whining and the grossness from the male characters. But I'm not one to give up on an author just because o
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
To bad it comes out the same day as the last Divergent book, the 22nd of October.
I love the Fallen novels, I can't wait for Teardrop. I'm sure Lauren Kate will wow us with her new book.
I just heard they were selling Teardrop arcs at BEA 2013 AND I MISSED IT UGH WHY

Okay. Okay.
*deep breath*
I am so 500% DONE with every single reviewer of this book saying that it's "dumb" or "not well written" , etc.

You know what? I'm not even going to get into
Wendy Darling
Yeah, no. DNF after skimming just the first chapter.
Feb 23, 2013 marked it as to-read
Dear Lauren Kate, you always have the most amazing covers... and I'm going to read this just because of it.

Dec 20, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: you shouldn't
I'm thoroughly disappointed..

I'm surprised I didn't give this an one-star rating but thought "let's save it for the next book" because I'm sure the next one will be even worse. After 2 hours of writing the review the idea of changing the rating got a hold on me. So, here I am giving it 1 star. Oops.

While in this book the plot is really intriguing, or it could be, if it had the right author, it gets very annoying and boring several times. I'm not a huge fan of Lauren Kate's writing. Her writing i
Amber  ~ The Reading Addict
I'll be honest: I picked this book up solely because of the cover. LOOK AT HER WATER DRESS. I couldn't not find out what that was all about. I also knew of Lauren Kate's previous works and figured it would be an interesting read.

The premise is unique. Lost underwater civilizations and romance? Count me in. Kate possesses a creative style and confidently weaves vivid images. However, I will say that some of her descriptions go a little too far. Jammed packed with metaphors and adjectives, her ph
Grace A
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The description of the setting was overly done, especially from the beginning till midway through the book. It kept interrupting the forward movement of the scenes.
I stuck with it because I fell in love with the character, love the story idea, and was fascinated, almost obsessed with wanting to know what will happen when Eureka finally breaks down and cry.
I was not happy about some needless deaths in the book; it also appeared to target a particular age-group and gender.
Overall, I enjoyed the w
Right away the warning bell in my head goes off:

"They could do things, these women."

"The boy raised his index finger, reached toward her, and caught the tear on his fingertip. Very slowly, as if he held something precious, he carried the salty drop away from her, toward his own face. He pressed it into the corner of his right eye. Then he blinked and it was gone."

“You might not be crazy about sharing your daddy with someone else,” he’d said. “But a man needs taking care of, and Trenton’s been a
♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties
Let's just say one thing.

It is such a good thing that this is fiction.

Because if I was Eureka and my tears had the power to drown the earth?

Oh gosh, we wouldn't have lasted a day within me being born.

And it's also a good thing this book isn't real because I dont think I'd be all that happy with the "fate of the world" resting on the shoulders of a teenaged boy who thinks with his - pardon my french - dick.

That's right. I said it.

But seriously.

"The choice was simpler than that:
Save the world, o
May 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
WTF did I just read?
This is by far THE WORST book I read this year. There are so many things that I hate about it so I don't even know where to start.
Let's just start from the fact that it took me five days to read it , which would also make it my longest read this year , so I can't even think of the time I waisted on it , when I could of read something else. It makes me very angry , specially because I was warned about this book and that I won't like it , but I didn't listen.

So the first thin
Well, well, well. What do we have here? Why, it is yet another vague and tedious romance by Lauren Kate. Surprise, surprise. Who would've guessed right?

Teardrop is about- well, I'm sure you've already guessed. A 'special' girl, who apparently is destined to do great things. A 'mysterious' stalker whom she feels 'strangely attracted' to. Her funny and understanding best friend. Stalker dude's family who wants to kill her but then stalker dude daringly defies his family *sarcastic gasp* to save hi
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Being I have never read any of Lauren Kate’s books I was very excited to give this book a whirl. I was not disappointed one bit. I am now a true fan of Lauren’s writing. The book had a magnificent flow to it.

We start off with the prologue, and it kind of gives us a hint of what happened to Miss Eureka Boudreaux’s past. It’s too bad she doesn’t remember any of it. Eureka Boudreaux is quite a mess. Her mother was killed in what everyone thought as an accident. A freak wave swept the car Eureka an
Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
As usual Lauren Kate's book pacing was very slow. Just like Fallen. We get more action at the end of the book and get know what's the hell is going on! ヽ( ̄д ̄;)ノ Kinda feel down about it.

However I enjoy the concept. The bad guys are actually doing the good deeds while the heroien is the bad guy...well she not the bad guy somehow her sin is her own existance. Kinda neat. (^_^)

I really adore The Book Of Love. It's should had it's own paperpack!
May 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
✫✬⭐️ 2,2/5 STARS ⭐️✭✫

Genre: Young Adult> Fantasy > (Romance?)
POV: 1ST-POV > One POV >Girl
EW: The slow buildup, the focus on the romance.
WOW: The Ending, the whole concept.
ROMANCE: Yess....
DO I SHIP IT: Nooo, i think Eureka is better and stronger on her own :)

I may give this book 2,2 star, but it's not bad.
The writing is good, and the characters are also very well written. But it's all just a bit too slow for me. I really wanted thinks to pick up. Becau
"They smelled like they always did: Ivory soap and starry nights." (Pg. 20).

This quote above was what made me almost stop reading (how does someone smell like a starry night?). I've never thought that Lauren Kate was a brilliant writer--having struggled through all three books of her Fallen series. I persevered, though, and found that I didn't hate this. Not like I had thought I would when I picked it up. Was it good? No, it wasn't good by any stretch of the imagination, and many times, I could
Feb 12, 2013 marked it as wishlist
TEARDROP is the haunting, mysterious and romantic saga of a 17-year-old Louisiana girl whose tears can raise the lost continent of Atlantis! Apparently, it's dripping with mythology and dark magic!!! Excellent.

Lol okay.
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