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Waterfall

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Waterfall

 At the end of the first novel, TEARDROP,I was eager to see how Eureka’s fate would end up. This sequel, WATERFALL, did not disappoint; Lauren Kate has made a thrilling conclusion to the duology. The storyline begins right after the ending to the first novel. Eureka, the twins, Cat, her father, and Ander are on a quest to find the missing Seedbearer and stop Atlas from rising.

Lauren Kate’s writing is elegant, poetic, descriptive and raw, creating the novel’s mood perfectly and transporting the reader into the wonderfully crafted and unique settings. The book also introduces new characters that are well-developed and thought out. Each new character had meaning in the story.

Lauren Kate’s writing is elegant, poetic, descriptive and raw, creating the novel’s mood perfectly and transporting the reader into the wonderfully crafted and unique settings.

Ander and Eureka have a lot of character progression throughout the novel. In the beginning, Eureka hopes to give all her problems to the missing Seedbearer and only wants to protect those she loves. During the novel, she realizes she has to save the world and cannot hide from her problems. She discovers the power within herself, making her a force to be reckoned with. She grows so beautifully during the novel, and learns to stand up for herself and for others. The characters definitely made the story.

The plot was fast and addicting. I could not stop reading this book --- the magic and banter make it very entertaining. If anything, I would say this novel was too fast for my liking. I wish the author had taken the time to make more things happen to prolong the ending. It felt like the end was very abrupt. I really wanted more things to happen in the storyline. It could easily have been longer, which would have made a difference in the storyline and made me enjoy it, more.

Lauren Kate was wonderful with her description, until Eureka goes to Atlantis. During TEARDROP, there was intrigue about what Atlantis would be like, and I wish that Lauren Kate had expanded upon it once we finally saw it --- I would have loved to see that world, more.

Overall, this book was highly addicting and enjoyable and a good conclusion to a magical duology. Hopefully Lauren Kate will make another novel about Atlantis. I recommend this book for anyone who has read FALLEN by Lauren Kate and the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Reviewed by Christa O., Teen Board Member on November 21, 2014

Waterfall
by Lauren Kate

  • Publication Date: October 28, 2014
  • Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult 12+
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • ISBN-10: 0385742673
  • ISBN-13: 9780385742672