Author: Lauren Kate
Previous Book(s) Review(s):
Date Started: December 29
Date Finished: December 30
Format: Hardcover from my local library
In Teardrop Eureka broke the only rule her mother ever gave her; never ever cry. And she soon found out the reason why her mother said that. It turns out that Eureka is part of a mysterious line whose tears can cause a biblical flood and the rising of the legendary city of Atlantis. Eureka has finally cried and has started that biblical flood taking many innocent lives and the future of the world is up in the air. But apparently not everything is as straightforward as it seems. To make Atlantis rise, three tears needed to be shed. She’s only shed two. The ruler of the city – Atlas – took over her best friend Brooks and will do anything to get Eureka to cry that final tear.
Ander – the Seedbearer who fell in love with Eureka instead of killing her – has a vague idea of what to do next. It involves the lost Seedbearer – Solmon – because there has to be a way to undo what Eureka has done. When they do find him, they find out that the only way things can be undone is if Eureka goes up against Atlas at a specific location. If she doesn’t, the souls that were lost will forever be stuck on earth, or, if Atlantis rises, will be used to rebuild everything like mindless slaves. As Eureka prepares to face off against Atlas she starts to learn things about herself, and one startling realization. What if she’s not the hero? What if she’s the bad guy?
So I wasn’t 100 percent in love with the first book, and honestly I wasn’t totally in love with this one either. The new cover totally threw me. Eureka is still mostly passive until she takes a turn to the dark side. I don’t like that Kate killed off *spoiler alert* Eureka’s dad, especially after discovering his quirk. I didn’t like the fact that Eureka’s friends had ‘quirks’ – or magical powers of their own – it didn’t really add anything to the story. The only thing it did was give Eureka powerful friends to help take out Atlas. Meh. I still don’t like the character of Ander. I didn’t get warm fuzzy feelings whenever the two of them got together. I also didn’t like the discovery of Eureka’s dark side. And finally I didn’t like the ending either. I had to actually read it twice, and I still don’t understand completely what happened.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. I’m not sure why Kate is making this into a trilogy. The series could have honestly ended with this one.
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