Teardrop (Teardrop #1) by Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte BFYR
Goodreads Summary: 
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 dark undercurrents that don't make sense. Can everything you love be washed away?
Rating: 5 Stars
Before reading Teardrop, the only other book by Lauren Kate I'd read was The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove, which was awesome.

Teardrop is set in a fairly standard world, underneath which lies another, much more sinister one. It is also unique, unlike any other Atlantis type book I've ever read, which really makes it stand out from the bunch.

Eureka is one great heroine. We are very similar, and have a lot of the same views, disagreements, and issues with others. Ander is the mysterious guy that I love in a book.

Lauren Kate's Atlantis really is set apart from all others: it's so much better.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
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Recommended for: Fans of any Atlantis theories, myths, out of this world stuff.