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Teardrop (Teardrop #1)

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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
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Hardcover, 441 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Eden
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.

Characters:

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
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Sandra

ROUNDING UP TO 1.5 STARS.

*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 and not her m
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Khanh (the meanie)
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. The
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Elizabeth
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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Caitlin
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

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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
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Blythe
Feb 14, 2013 marked it as to-get-back-to

Edward's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring)
Review also at:
https://edwardsghostengine.wordpress....

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..


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Jennymort ~The Dark Lord, House of Slytheread~
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.
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Damn this pretty cover for sucking me in.... No Bueno.

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Not impressed.
Erika
Jul 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
Terribile.

Ho comprato questo libro dal Libraccio perché me lo vendevano ad un prezzo veramente basso e io ho sempre apprezzato molto lo stile di scrittura della Kate, lo trovo molto fluido e i suoi romanzi particolarmente piacevoli da leggere nonostante le trame poco ricercate. Avevo aspettative pari a zero (e forse anche meno) riguardanti questo libro, dunque ho iniziato a leggerlo con una valigia piena di pregiudizi poco rassicuranti. Finito il primo capitolo mi sono stupita. Dei santissimi, m
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Deelirious
Dec 24, 2012 marked it as to-read
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I'm excited hahahahahaha
Sarah
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
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Ade
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.
Abbie
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 cry,
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Nikoleta
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Με εκνευρίζουν οι αψυχολόγητες emo ηρωίδες που φιλιούνται με τον ένα και με τον άλλον! Άμα ήταν πιο νορμάλ η Γιουρίκα (μα τι όνομα είναι αυτό;;;;) θα μου άρεσε περισσότερο σαν βιβλίο.
Sylke
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.

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The synopsis sounds rather intriguing, yet also a bit incomprehensible.
I just hope this won't be Fallen #2. Please...
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
Cait • A Page with a View
The writing is good and easy to read, so I kept going even though the story made me roll my eyes so hard. I think I might have been more into this back when Twilight was huge! But right now it just felt like a whole lot of:

rachel
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOD. YES. IT SOUNDS AWESOME. I NEED IT.
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.
6/4/13
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
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Wendy Darling
Yeah, no. DNF after skimming just the first chapter.
Laurel May
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
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Isabella
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.

Laz
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
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Monica :)
Mar 11, 2013 rated it liked it
After-reading:
I. Need. Book. 2.
P.S. Review is currently under construction.


Pre-reading:

Oh my sweet goodness. Atlantis. Her tears are suspected of bringing to the lost city of Atlantis ..holy crap. Lauren Kate, you do not cease to amaze me! Ah. I really can't wait! That cover is simply gorgeous and a part of me, is sad that her next book isn't a Fallen book but hey. That series is over and this one starts the beginning of a new one.
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
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Natverse
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
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♥ 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
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Veronika
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
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Aiman
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
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Once Upon a Twilight
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
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Lauren Kate grew up in Dallas, went to school in Atlanta, and started writing in New York.
She is the author of the Fallen novels, the Teardrop novels, and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. She lives in Laurel Canyon with her family.
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