The Tear Collector
By: Patrick Jones
Between hookups, makeups, and breakups, there isn't a day at Lapeer High School without drama turning to tears.
And tears are just as essential as air for Cassandra Gray. She and her family are vampires who thirst for human sorrow, and the energy that can keep them fueled up for days.
Anytime a friend needs a shoulder to cry on, Cass is there. Anytime a boyfriend gets too secure, she breaks his heart. Cass's work as a school peer counselor and hospital volunteer also provides the perfect cover and access to her family's energy source.
But she is getting tired of all the manipulation- especially now that she's actually fallen in love with a human. Can she bear to betray her family for a chance at happiness and a life lived with joy?
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My Rating: 3/5
I really enjoyed the concept behind The Tear Collector. The fact that vampires in this novel live off of human tears was very interesting to me. It is what drew my attention to this book in the first place. (That, and the pretty cover)
I have to say, that for the most part of this novel, it didn't really feel like a vampire book. Cassandra was just a human who relished in "helping" others, or more so, putting herself in sorrowful situations that would bring tears and sadness. In my opinion, The Tear Collector really started picking up speed toward the end and I have a feeling, that in the second installment, things will really take off.
The last chapter I have to say, contains an amazing cliff hanger that will leave you desperately awaiting the release of the second book in the series. I have yet to hear anything about a second novel but I will be keeping an eye out of any news etc.
So, to clarify, I did enjoy The Tear Collector. I loved the originality behind it, and I do think it's worth picking up. If you're into dark, creepy vampire novels however, I don't quite think this will fulfill your reading needs just because it is a lot lighter.