Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Teardrop (Teardrop, #1) - Lauren Kate

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 and heartbreak, about a girl who cried an entire continent into the sea. Suddenly her mother's death and Ander's appearance seem connected, and her life takes on a dark undercurrents that don't make sense. 


Can everything you love be washed away?


Eureka, she had lost her mother in a freak accident... Lets call it a "Rogue Wave"... Her father re-married and had children with a control freak of a woman and she was forced to go therapists after her attempted suicide - taking a ton of pills. She just wasn't herself anymore, doesn't run anymore, doesn't laugh anymore and people feel like they are treading on eggshells around her. She was very close with her mother, her mother knew everything about her and she thought she knew everything about her mother..... But it turns out she hardly knows her at all....


On her way back to school from the therapist, a chevy ute rams into the back of her car at a stop sign. This is where she meet Ander. She's outraged by the fact that he just rammed into her car but then she looks at him and is kind of hypnotized by his turquoise coloured eyes, and ends up taking up his offer of driving her back to school. She finds Ander creepy, cute and mysterious and just overall has no idea what to think of him. Whether or not to trust him. After all when someone, who is pretty much a stranger, tells you that you're in danger and that if you're not careful you're gunna die... What would you think of that? So she goes to the ops, there's no record of him whatsoever. So now she thinks she has a stalker... But a stalker that she can't stop thinking about... And finds attractive... 


So then she and her father along with her mother's brother and sister are at the lawyer's office waiting to hear about her will. Which Eureka had no idea that her mother had. Not much is left to the brother and sister.... Nothing interesting really anyway. Eureka is given; a book (that is in an ancient dead language), a locket necklace (which is sealed shut) and a case with a rock in it.. Called the "Thunderstone". So she is puzzled by these heirlooms and seeks out information wherever she can. She and her friend end up seeing this fortune teller/physic ... Who managed to translate some of the book.... "The book of love". Eureka thought that this book was a simple fairytale... But it tells of an ancient prophecy. Her mother also left her a letter.


Ander tells her to try and get the Thunerstone wet. Which is impossible. It kind of repels water completely. And in a emergency situation, Eureka finds out that it actually creates an air bubble around her when she is submerged in water.   


Ander is a seedbearer. Eureka is a descendant of Atlantis... Well they both are descendants of Atlantis... Just of different lines. It is the Seedbearer's job to kill off the "Selene's Tearline" (Eureka). Because! If Eureka cries.. She will flood the Earth(?) and raise Atlantis.. Which is a bad thing... Because the people of Atlantis are evil and cruel... And would enslave the whole world and create chaos. Which then brings me to Eureka's best mate Brooks. He was "possessed" by the spirit of the Atlantis king, Atlas. Now Atlas WANTS Eureka to cry so that he can rule the Earth or something like that. And it's the Seedbearer's job to stop that..


So she ends up crying and started the "apocalypse" according to the Seedbearers, but of course Ander is not mad because he is madly in love with her.. Which her probably ought to be since he has followed her since the day she was born and knows everything about her. 


The next book I think she will end up facing Brooks and she will try to make the situation she's in good.... 


I apologise for this slack review! I'm kind of not with it today, I wasn't really "with" the book either. The way it was written kind of made it confusing to read (probably like this review! :P ) The author put WAY too much information where it was not needed and kind of went off track quite often. It's an alright read. I just don't think it was for me. So I think I might stick to the sci-fi fantasy books from now on! :D