Tangi's Teardrops Reviews

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Delphina rated it 5 of 5 stars

I am not even sure where to begin. This retelling of Cinderella was so unique and simply beautiful. I was immediately drawn into Tangi's world and while it was a sad premise (as are all Cinderella tales), there always seemed a glimmer of hope that made the sadness not so sad. I am just so happy that this book found me. Yes, I believe books find us. Feel free to chuckle ;).

Here are some things I enjoyed about this book:

*The book took place in a culture completely unlike my own, yet I felt like I was there and not just observing.

*This story is one I consider a true YA. I would feel comfortable recommending it to any teen. There were hardships and she faced cruelty, but there was no violence I would want to shelter a younger teen from and absolutely no sex/sexual tension.

*I loved the author's voice. I can not pinpoint exactly what it was about her writing that drew me in, but it was beautiful.

*I read a ton (too much if you use my Goodreads Book ticker as a guideline). Among those books, were many Cinderella based tales. This is the first one where I was not sure what was going to happen next. I knew would most likely have a "happily ever after" type ending, but I had no idea how it would get there.

*I enjoyed the characters, even the "bad guys". It was great to see how even through all of the difficulties of her life, Tangi always had someone there who truly loved her and cared about her well being. Even though she felt "less" because of her disabled leg, they never did. The "bad guys", that was a different story ;).

*I love the idea that good can come from your tears. It is something I wish more people truly believed, especially when hard times are upon them.

This is Liz's first novel and I am so glad I read it. I read this after reading a string of really bad, poorly edited books. The timing was perfect! I can only imagine where Liz's writing will go from here. I am looking forward to her adult novel, which is coming out next week. I hope it holds all of the magic Tangi's Teardrops did.

Jennifer Schultz rated it 5 of 5 stars

This was an enjoyable read, having the flavor of Cinderella but taking it in a new direction. Tangi's Teardrops is a captivating story that kept me distracted until I reached the end. In saying this, I have to admit that I normally don't go in for the romantic fairy tale stories, but...well, you got me, Liz. :) The title caught my eye on the Amazon Kindle Store's suggested reading list, the cover art is beautiful, and I was hooked from there on out. I will be watching to see if Liz Grace Davis comes up with any other tales of wonder and woe.

Sheilagh Lee rated it 5 of 5 stars

Tangi is a wonderful fairy tale based on a true story of strength of character and courage. When I read the book I had no idea of the true story behind it but I can see the writers own experiences gave her the ability to tell us in a way that we understood the suffering of this child.

Tangi’s life has been miserable while her father was alive she could put up with the teasing and the cruel taunts about her one leg being shorter than the other and even put up with having no friends but now him gone she has nothing. Her two older half-sisters have escalated their cruelness and are now getting servants to harm her and make her act as Cinderella. She must do all the chores all the work only to watch them eat as they don’t even feed her and if that’s not bad enough they beat her. Tangi doesn’t know who to turn to, she can’t tell her Uncle Thomas when he returns for fear of someone else being harmed. Tangi then dreams of the world of her mother. In this world she can escape the pain and the tears that are filling up in the three bottles her father left her. .She is told she is needed there and is the only one who can save Rosevine but to get there she needs her bottles of tears but she can’t find them they aren’t where she left them. This book made me see vividly the character of Tangi and weep for the child so cruelly treated and like any good fairy tale gave me goosebumps and made me smile. I won’t tell you anymore of this enchanting story other than to say read this book it’s charming. If you enjoy a good fairy tale or the show such as “Once Upon A Time” you will love Tangi’s Teardrops.
5 ★★★★★ out of 5 ★★★★★

Naynay rated it 4 of 5 stars

TANGI'S TEARDROPS is a Cinderella story...Tangi is a young girl who loses her parents and is left alone, but she has a Uncle who is willing to take care of her. While living on her uncle's farm she is mistreated by the hired help. Her uncle is unable to completely protect her, so Tangi learns to stand up for herself and accept help from others. As a young teen she makes a choice of leaving her uncles farm to go to her mothers homeland. While there her life changes...from living in poverty to being wealthy. She also learns even with riches, there are hard decision's to make.
After reading Liz Grace Davis' CHOCOLATE AFTERTASTE (and loving it) I just knew TANGI'S TEARDROPS would be a must read. The author can weave a story that just takes you away. Her characters are strong and unique, and the scene descriptions are so vivid and beautiful. I recommend this book to all readers.

I recieved this book from the author for a honest review...Thank-you Mrs. Davis, I just put you on my favorite author list!

Kimberly rated it 4 of 5 stars

Tangi's Teardrops is a unique retelling of the classic Cinderella story with some interesting twists. It's author Liz Davis's first YA novel and her first novel period. For the purpose of not wanting to spoil this darling little book for other readers I'm going to refrain from posting any spoilers and just talk about my overall thoughts on the book.

First off, I really liked Tangi. Though she started off as a young girl I found her character easy to connect to. As a child with a limp Tangi is made fun of constantly by her classmates and has no friends but the teasing does not stop off school grounds. Instead she has to face more ridicule at home from her older half sisters. I personally hate any form of bullying so my heart broke with her because she was such a good, kind soul I could hardly bare to see her suffering at the hands of those who should care for her.

I really enjoyed the story because it was a quick, easy read that made me feel different emotions. Liz Davis is a very talented author. She gave Tangi heart, something that is getting a little harder to find in YA novels. I highly recommend this light hearted read to everyone! The writing is lovely and you can tell the author has a passion for her work.

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