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Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.

And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine’s Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce will spend a night together like none other.

Lauren Kate’s FALLEN IN LOVE is filled with love stories . . . the ones everyone has been waiting for.

True love never says goodbye . . .

Fallen in love: Fallen #3.5

Lauren Kate

Supplied by Penguin Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Maree

More tales from the world of the Fallen.

You really have to be a fan of the series to want or need to read tales of Miles, Shelby, Roland, Arriane, Luce and Daniel finding love on Valentine’s Day in Medieval England. This is fluff. Good decent fluff of the Fallen series but fluff.

If you are not familiar with the universe this book will not make a lot of sense, it gives a little bit of background for some characters, like how Arriane got her scars but that’s all.


This is the second book in the Teardrop Saga. In this follow on from Teardrop, Eureka’s tears have flooded the earth causing Atlantis to rise, and thus its evil king, Atlas. Before Eureka can end the death and destruction she first has to learn how to fight.

She is torn between two loves, and she is struggling to make sense of the dark world her sorrow has created. There are so many secrets hidden in the dark depths. Is she strong enough to defeat Atlas, or is her broken heart just what needs to power his rising kingdom?

Will she have to give up love to save the world?

I have not read Teardrop and I struggled to get into this book. That being said, once I got started it was an easy enough read. I feel I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first book and had some of the background story in my mind as I read.


Supplied by Penguin Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Cindy

Review of Teardrop: Teardrop Saga #2


Eureka was in a freak car accident with her mother, who was killed.   She didn’t cry at her mother’s funeral, the importance of her not crying having been emphasised by her mother years ago.  No one understands her, her therapists are stupid, and the only people she can talk to is her best friend Brooks. She begins to fall in love with him but then Anders shows up, drop dead gorgeous and always where Eureka is.

Anders is part of a clan who watch the people descended from a goddess and capable of destroying the world.  His family caused the accident that claimed the life of Eureka’s mother and nearly took hers.  Anders has one task – to kill Eureka.  He can either save the girl or save the world.  He’s obsessed with her though, and as Brooks acts strangely and become distant, Eureka falls for him.

Interesting concept but it felt familiar and I realised I’d seen the teardrop in a movie – POTC 4 I think.  I liked the mythology and mystery but didn’t like Eureka.  She was full of teenage angst and I wanted to smack her and tell her to stop whingeing, other people have gone through worse.  I felt it was a little creepy how Anders had ‘been watching her since before he or she could talk’.  Stalkerish and reminded me of Twilight and Edward watching Bella sleep.  Not a book that grabbed my interest but it should appeal to Twilight fans.


Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan