Returning after a Week of Randomness

Another book I’m reading for this month has a mystifying tale of fantastic intrigue you don’t want to miss out on

By John Irvin

          Yes, I know, I missed last Saturday. Several things came out of nowhere and I was unable to produce the blog and YouTube episode. Now, today, I’m going to talk a little bit about Teardrop.

           I’m only a few chapters into the book by Lauren Kate and already I’m caught up in a suspenseful tale. Why on earth are these sea people or whatever they are trying to kill Eureka?

          I don’t want to hurt Lauren’s possible sales so I’m not going to give away any spoilers.

          All I want to say, if you’re into Young Adult Fantasy with some great mystery, you’ll want to collect this book.

          Eureka’s mother instilled a rule so deeply in her, it’s impossible to break it: never cry.


          Isn’t crying good for you? Letting all those pent-up emotions out?

          And why is this tall and pale boy always wherever she goes? His name is Ander, by the way.

          To stay safe from giving spoilers, you’ll want to read the partial description I’ve added below from Amazon’s page! Or, if you’d like, here’s the cover photo with the affiliate link to go ahead and buy it!

Here’s the description from Amazon:

“Everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, a mysterious blond boy who tells her she’s in danger. Ander knows things about Eureka she doesn’t yet know herself, but not her darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her friend Brooks and some heirlooms—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea.

“But Ander has some secrets of his own. The haunting tale is more than a story. It’s real.
And Eureka’s life has far more evil undercurrents than she ever imagined.”

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