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Throwback Thursday: Teardrop (Teardrop #1) by Lauren Kate

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“Wisdom holds a candle to experience, but you’ve got to take the candle and walk alone.” 

“Love was a dance floor where everyone you loved left a mark behind.” 

“The last thing we expect others to do, its the last thing they do before we learn we cannot trust them.” 

“You have to survive because I won’t live in a world without you.” 

“When he pressed his lips to hers, she was not surprised. It happened the way the sun rose, the way a flower blossomed, the way fain fell from the sky, the way the dead stopped breathing. Naturally. Inevitably.”

“Knowledge is power; power corrupts. Corruption brings shame and ruin. Ignorance may not be bliss, but it is perhaps preferable to a life lived in shame.” 

“I needed you to see me, finally. Every moment of your life, I have fallen more deeply in love with you.” 

“It is not our job to be happy, to be in love. We exist to make happiness and love possible for others.” 

“Love. That which makes a life worth living. That which arrives to carry us where we need to go.” 

An epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away. The first book in the new series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series

Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux’s mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn’t, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.

But Ander doesn’t know Eureka’s 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 oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined.

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