- File Size: 960 KB
- Print Length: 98 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1988301130
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 18, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06X8Z3CLN
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,350,036 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tomoiya is a very relatable character. Her doubts, a terrifying choice she was forced to make in order to save her own life and her sufferings right after are easy to empathize with. Many valuable lessons can be learned from this story when you read between the lines. Five stars.
Author C A King
Tomoiya and her best friend Moira were due to give their valedictorian speech ending this era of their education. Tomoiya’s friend asked her what college her father had decided she should attend, she told th4em at this stage she had no idea, and she thought she would get up one morning not knowing where she was going. Tomoiya was a little upset that her mother couldn’t be here to share this special time with her. She reflected to a conversation she had, had with her father after her mother had passed away.
Her mother had always told her that a princess never cried I public. Her father on this day reminded her that her tears were too precious to ever give to anyone. Her father on this day gave her a teddy bear to fill up with her tears. And that one day some one would give her the last teddy bear to fill. Tomoiya was waiting for this day to come. Tomoiya had special tears they turned into tear shaped golden diamonds. Tonight, Tomoiya and her friends were going out tonight to celebrate their graduations, they were having a party, but Tomoiya was also told as a child that princess never over indulged in public so she was always careful with this and made sure she had foods and drink in small quantities.
One of Tomoiya’s friends Mick adored her and as much time as he spent showing her how much he thought about her, she spent the same amount of time in rejecting him. When they got to the party Moira and her now fiancée Fallin disappeared as had Mick so she was left talking to people she barely knew. Eventually when she found Mick he lead her back stage, she wondered why they were allowed there but then nothing surprised her when it me to Mick.
Once back stage the lead singer in the band got on one knee and held her hand, while doing this he sang to her making her feel like the only female in the world, causing her cheeks to colour. Mick asked her if she liked it and that he had asked them specially to do this as he wanted her to know how much he needed her in his life.
Would Tomoiya ever return the same feelings to Mick? Or would she keep rejecting him?
I am always amazed by authors who take fantasy and mythology and make it modern, and King's specialty is just that. With this novel, she took vampire mythology and made it modern to connect with today's teens. I find King's novels to be contemporary young adult novels for those who prefer living in fantasy, and I wish that she had been around when I was a teenager. Her work is so passionate, and I find her writing to be comforting. King's take on teenage emotions and experiences is impeccable, and I love how well she connects with today's youth as an adult writer.
Tomoiya is one of my favorite characters in literature due to King's crystal clear descriptions of her and her story. Tomoiya came alive for me, and I loved being able to spend time with her as I read. Tomoiya is a character who has flaws and comes alive for the reader due to her imperfections. King creates characters that feel as though they are real people, and even though part of this novel is fantasy, all of the events are believable. King brings to life a thrilling story of a girl trying to live a normal life while hiding a secret, just to realize that she isn't the only one. The twists and turns in Collecting Tears: Tomoiya's Story were magnificent, and despite how short this novel is, it packed quite a punch.
If you are a fan of vampire tales with a twist, as well as intriguing thrillers, then you won't want to miss this novel! King's work is perfect for young adults and adults alike who enjoy escaping into fantasy, and I have found such comfort in her work.
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