Author: Lauren Kate
Format that I own: Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Date Published: October 23rd 2014
My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Blurb: “Heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets and dark magic, from bestselling author Lauren Kate. The stunning sequel to Teardrop.
Eureka’s tears have flooded the earth and now Atlantis is rising, along with its evil king, Atlas. Eureka is the only one who can stop him – but first she must learn how to fight.
She travels across the ocean with Ander to try and make sense of the dark world her sorrow has created. But dark secrets are hidden in the depths – will she be strong enough to defeat Atlas, or is her broken heart just what he needs to power his rising kingdom?
Eureka has the chance to save the world. But she’ll have to give up on everything – even love . . .”
Alright, here we go, let’s talk about this book. First, let me give you a basic run-down of the plot. Eureka is the main character in this story and she is a descendant of a line of girls called “Tearline” who have the power to raise the long-lost sunken kingdom of Atlantis, out of the ocean with their tears. In Waterfall, Eureka has cried and flooded the Earth, and Atlantis is beginning to rise, along with it’s evil king, Atlas, who has – as mentioned in Teardrop – possessed the body of Brooks, Eureka’s bestfriend. Eureka is with Ander, the Seedbearer who defied his family to be with the girl he loved – Eureka. She, Ander and her family are travelling on their way to try and defeat Atlas and stop him from destroying the Earth. So there’s the basics, now onto the exciting part!
This story was wonderful! I am a big fan of fantasy, so I was sucked in my the story of Atlantis and everything that Lauren Kate created. Waterfall was a major twist from the first book Teardrop in my opinion.
I was very torn between the two boys which Eureka loved: Brooks and Ander. They were both amazing characters. I adored the history of Eureka and Brooks’ relationship and one part of me wanted them to end up together. Then there was the other part of me that absolutely loved Ander and his unconditional love for Eureka.
Eureka herself was a good character. There was a slight mystery about her, and in this book, we find out she isn’t really who she believes she is. This revelation about who she really was sent a major twist on the story and on Eureka herself as a character. Personally, she started to frustrate me after finding out who she really was, and she also surprised me. It was a very crazy twist on her character that left me feeling a little bit confused and frustrated.
But the ending… I was literally like:
This story as a whole was beautiful though. I LOVE the way Lauren Kate writes. This story shows the powers of love, the effects of loss and pain and misery and weaves it into this amazing fantasy story and gets your heart pumping. The ending was the only part that let me down, as it just left me feeling baffled and unsatisfied and a little bit sad for some of the characters in the story like my poor Ander!
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