Fans of urban fantasy should prepare for a new kind of vampire—one that feeds off of tears instead of blood. Descended from an ancient line of creatures that gain their energy from human tears, Cassandra Gray depends on human sorrow to live. Her job as a grief counselor at the hospital provides the perfect cover to keep this secret safe, and any time a friend needs a shoulder to cry on, she’s there. Only Cass has grown tired of living a lie and wants to live like a human, especially now that she’s found someone worth fighting for.
Character Development: 8/10
Overall Enjoyment: 8/10
Total Score: 57/70
Cussing: Quite a bit
Drugs, Alcohol, etc: Mentioned in conversation
Sexual Content: Mentioned in conversation, and almost rape situation
Disturbing Images/ Violence: Many deaths, torture, and kidnapping
The Tear Collector is a refreshing paranormal read. It is so different than all of the other supernatural books out there. Scott and Cassandra were not "inexplicably drawn" to eachother. It was not "destiny" that brought them together. It was two people learning about eachother and learning to love eachother.
This book isn't about Scott and Cassandra falling in love and struggling to be together even though one is a supernatural creature and the other is human. It is about Cassandra struggling to find herself, struggling to be human. It is about why people are the way they are. Why they handle grief in the way they do. It is much more than just a paranormal romance.
Patrick Jones successfully created a very intriguing novel. Even when discovering something important, more mysteries arise. More answers lurk in the pages and keep you flipping them lightning fast. The truths surface at excellent timing, perfect plot structure. And the last line of this book will send an eerie chill up your spine.