Eleanor is a singer. Her songs keep nature in balance, but when they are stolen from her, a grey mist descends and her world fails to thrive. This timid orphan is thrust into a course of action she never asked for, nor envisioned. Set against a backdrop of abandonment, loss and betrayal, she must find her way through strange and dangerous landscapes in her desperate search for the Perfect Tear, a dark crystal which holds the future of her world. But, Eleanor is no savior. She is a simple girl with strong instincts and she must learn to trust them. Just like the notes of song must connect to create a melody, Eleanor must discover the connections needed to create the harmony required to truly save her world.
"I received digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review"
First let me tell you quickly how I got this book. As you know I'm active on Instagram (Bookstagram) and I saw a post about this book and commented how beautiful cover is and how interesting story sounds. Few hours later I received an e-mail from Connie and a book. How crazy is that?!
Once again Connie thank you so much for the book and opportunity to read it.
Actually I finished this book in September but I’m writing a review just now. The Perfect tear is a perfect YA fantasy novel. It’s everything I’m looking from that type of a novel and it will be made into a movie too.
Music is very important for the author and she incorporated that love in her debut novel. Tsera, Main Creator incorporated music in all her creations. She is also the keeper of all life but there are bad creatures that want her power. One of them is Lerion who thinks that he has a perfect creation. His idea are twelve tones, an equally balanced scale where each pitch is equally separated from the others and is of equal importance. But we all know that is not possible. Beauty is not in having everything in balance or order. OCD is not beauty. Unbalance is found in Earth and humans and that's what Lerion wants to destroy because they are not worth enough. But Tsera's secret weapon is a girl named Eleanor, the last singer and Tsera's most powerful creation.
This is a story of happiness and loss. On her path to save Earth Eleanor will find her true love, she'll have to decide who to trust and who not. Most of all this is a story of never giving up. No matter how hard is, or how everything is lost there will be light. After all tomorrow is another day.
I absolutely loved all of the characters (even Lerion) and I was able myself in all of them. I liked the fairytale part especially- after all I'm a Disney lover and sucker for happy endings. See I even gave a spoiler although I'm not a fan of them.
I would definetely recomend this book and if I could I'd give 10 out of 5 stars. Thank you Connie for the book and can't wait for movie to come out. The Perfect Tear is also a first book in a trilogy and can’t wait for the sequel.
“Because I love her more than I’m afraid she will die”
“Music was around her and under her and inside of her. She felt as though she might fly.”
About the author
Connie Lansberg is a singer/songwriter and now author based in Melbourne Australia. She's had her original songs placed in some of Australia's best loved TV shows that play around the world and The Connie Lansberg Quartet is a fixture in the Mel- bourne jazz scene. Her most recent original musical project, Alone with Bees, performs her songs written especially for The Perfect Tear. This is Connie's first novel and the movie is coming. She also received several grants from the Victoria Council of the Arts for the development of mobile phone games that she created. Connie joined the Melbourne Writers Group in 2010 to work on ideas and scripts and during this time the idea for The Perfect Tear began to develop and take shape. She continued her education by taking scriptwriting classes at the Australian Film and Television School in Melbourne and later, worked exten- sively with Marcy Kennedy on the book. She has two more stories to complete The Perfect Tear Trilogy and is hoping to have the second book finished by 2016. "The first thing anybody tells you about this business is to say what makes you unique and different, but I couldn't and the very idea of it never sat well with me and after much deliberation, I finally realized why. Because, I'm not unique or different-I'm exactly like you and I love that. We each have a unique filter through which we interpret the world, and with this filter in place, I write stories and songs and you might find them surprising or intriguing or confronting, you may relate or you may not. They may make you laugh and sometimes, even cry. You may or may not understand what I'm trying to say and you may not understand me, however, rest assured, once we get past the filters, at our core, we are wonderfully and beautifully, exactly the same."