Book Title: The Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg
Category: YA fiction, 324 pages
Genre: Fairytale / Fantasy
Publisher: Rockit Press
Release date: Dec 15, 2015
Available for review in: ebook (mobi, ePub)
Tour dates: Oct 31 to Nov 25, 2016
Content Rating: G (This book is family friendly)
Eleanor, a timid orphan, has no clue to her real purpose, but she also has no desire to become a subservient old maid, like the miserable nuns she is forced to with. Eleanor believes Edward, whom she loves, will save her from being forced to take vows. She knows Mother Superior has no intention of letting her leave–her songs are the only thing keeping the grey mist at bay. Her devastation is complete when she discovers Edward is a prince and heir to the throne, but it is the impetus she needs to leave the safety of the abbey and go in search of her long lost father.
She doesn’t get far before discovering her true destiny. With only her instincts to protect her, she must match wits with a powerful being intent on the destruction of her world. If she does not find The Perfect Tear and release its healing power into the land, she will become an accomplice in the destruction of all she loves.
Connie Lansberg is a singer/songwriter, scriptwriter and now author with the publication of her first book The Perfect Tear. Connie studied script writing at AFTR and has had songs placed in major Australian TV series. She has just complete an album of songs connected to the book and will be performing these live at her weekly jazz gig in Melbourne.
My review : 4/5
This is essentially the story of a simple heroine who in a quest to find herself and live her dreams is thrown into an adventure of great magnitude. She has to call upon her inner resources in the midst of darkness and confusion and use them to save her world.
The author artfully carries her readers along through a variety of settings and the narration has tones of historical fiction and scientific fiction. Coupled with a variety of characters from different races, languages and origins, this action packed story feels like a fairy tale.
I’m not a great reader of fantasy, but this is one book that kept me reading and I’ll be looking out for the sequel.
I’m grateful to the author for sending me the book in exchange for an honest review.