Friday, 25 September 2015

Book Review: Waterfall by Lauren Kate (Teardrop #2)

Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: Waterfall 

Author: Lauren Kate

Publication Date: 28 October 2014

Publisher: Delacorte Press


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen books comes WATERFALL, a novel about love, betrayal, and epic consequences—a world-altering tale told by a girl whose tears have the power to raise the lost continent of Atlantis. This second novel in the Teardrop series is intensely romantic, with strong, hot main characters caught up in a thrilling fantastical love triangle. For readers who love Lauren Kate and the worlds of Alyson Noël, P. C. Cast, Maggie Stiefvater, and Veronica Rossi.

Eureka’s tears have flooded the earth, and now Atlantis is rising, bringing with it 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 Cat, her family, and Ander, the gorgeous and mysterious Seedbearer who promises to help her find Solon, an enigmatic lost Seedbearer who knows how to defeat Atlas.

Once on land, Eureka is taunted by gossipwitches, a group of displaced Atlantean sorceresses, and ambushed by locals struggling to survive amid the destruction her tears have wrought. And she feels no closer to facing Atlas or saving the world when Solon lets slip that love is Ander’s weakness, and that any affection he feels toward her makes him age faster.

Trying to make sense of the dark world her sorrow has created, Eureka receives startling insight from an enchanted pond. Her bewildering reflection reveals a soul-crushing secret: if she’s strong enough, Eureka can draw on this knowledge to defeat Atlas—unless her broken heart is just what he needs to fuel his rising kingdom...

In Waterfall, Eureka has the chance to save the world. But she’ll have to give up everything—even love.

My Thoughts:

Hi, guys and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today I’m covering the last (or so it seems) book in the teardrop series. Let me elaborate. When I got this series I knew it was a trilogy, but as a year and even more has passed and a new book hasn’t been published, adding that the author published a new book in her Fallen series and after such ending there’s there’s no way for a third book, if of course Ms. Kate either makes a damn cliché or changes the main character. But so far I’m in love with this trilogy only because it ended that way.

I apologize before hand because I might drop a major spoiler, but I’ll try to write around it, so I do not spoil anything. The book starts where we were left in the previous one. Eureka cried and the flood that killed millions of people worldwide had started. Eureka with twins, Cat (her best friend), her dad and Ander are in the bubble and finding their way to the lost Seadbearers – Solan. But he’s not the only one they will encounter, so will be the gossipwitches. Many secrets will be unfolded, so will be left guessing. Many lives will be forsaken, but many will be resurrected at the end. Happy ending? I wouldn’t call it that. I would call the ending satisfying and maybe even rightful. I believe hat is why the many fans are waiting for the 3rd book. Well, I’m not. As I’ve been waiting for a similar ending for many years. Don’t get me wrong, I love happy endings, but they’re too pink colored. There should be an irreversible sacrifice, and Ms. Kate just wrote it.

The more I’m thinking about, the more I agree with myself, that this book is indeed about love. The love between Eureka and … yes, here’s the catch, as after finishing this book I can wholeheartedly say that she loved Brooks more than she even loved Ander. You may disagree with me on it, but I highly doubt the girl madly in love would be choosing time after time her best friend over her loved one. She did love Ander, but not to the point of giving herself completely to him. And her last words are addressed to Brooks; she finally uses his name – Noah. I many be reading too much into it, but well that’s my opinion. I would love to hear yours!

Another thing that I want to pin down in my review is the writing. You all know (or those, who have been reading my reviews) that I’m a total sucker for details. I could see that just by reading the book lacked what is called description, but at the same time I could never read a book full of it. The author may not have described the damage, as I would have wanted to, but at the same time the emotions she put in every word made up for that. I know I’m not making any sense. Let me try differently. I couldn’t see, but I felt plenty while reading. I felt the devastation, the darkness, and the sorrow and in the end I felt joy. Joy, that even if some would not be coming back everything else would be fine. Or relatively fine.

I hope you will take up this series if you haven’t yet. If you’re still waiting for a third book; well, don’t, read the series now, and I believe you will understand me. Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos. Don’t miss your next favourite book or manga! Don’t miss the short story this Sunday reviewed on my blog. Happy reading!



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