Connie Lansberg

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The Perfect Tear
by Connie Lansberg (Goodreads Author)
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Ryley's review
May 21, 2016

it was amazing
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Read from May 17 to 22, 2016

 

I absolutely loved this book!!!!
i got it in the goodreads competition and i am sooooo glad i entered it.
when i first saw it i was unsure what it would be about, but that also made it very interesting and made me want to read it more. And i am extremely happy that i won a copy (even happier that it was signed and came with some paintings)!
This book was very good. One of my favorites. I am so pumped for the next one it's not funny. I want the second book to be out now!
I love everything about this book. If i wasn't trapped at school i would have defiantly finished this book faster. It is so entertaining and kept me wanting to read more. I will admit at first i was confused about what was happening but after a couple of pages i quickly understood what was going on. Connie Lansberg had officially become one of my favorite authors (even though this is her only book), and 'The Perfect Tear' has also become one of my favorite books!
I recommend this book to everyone. It was a fantastic read and AMAZING!!!!!

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5.0 out of 5 stars regardless of age is a good read., June 1, 2016
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I bought this book for my niece for her to read it. and I'll tell you what she told me. She is 12 years old.
she spent a week at my house and her really like the books of this kind.

the book is about a girl named eleanor. It is a story of fantasy, there are many incredible things and apparently eleanor is very strong, because my niece describes her as adventurous. the truth is that I recommend regardless of age is a good read.

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The Perfect TearThe Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The Perfect Tear is a delightful surprise. Not just a fantasy, but a gritty medieval tale of good versus evil and courage through adversity. Our heroine is Eleanor, a simple farm girl with an extraordinary gift of song. This gift is stolen by the evil Lerion, an inter-dimensional being who, wants to destroy the world she loves. To defeat him, she has to find the exquisite crystal that holds the answer to her future salvation. The story goes to some very dark places, but there is always a feeling that Eleanor's innate intelligence will overcome the odds. The characters are well drawn. Complex but engaging–her widowed father Charles who is conflicted by the choice he has to make, her true love Edward, her constant loyal companion Bella, a tiny goat, and, the grotesque monsters from another world. I loved this book. It has an underlying spiritual element and teases the imagination. I hope to meet Eleanor and friends again in the sequel and maybe even the movie. It would be a great visual experience.







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5.0 out of 5 stars Relive the heights of wild imaginations through a fairy tale, April 5, 2016
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'The Perfect Tear' is a fascinating fantasy tale which possesses an art of pulling readers in and making them discover the child within, who loves to live in the world of fairy tales, adventuring into an unknown journey, fighting the evil and at the end has the story to end with...'and they lived happily ever after'.
Author Connie Lansberg takes her readers through the enchanting yet thorny world of a young girl 'Eleanor' who is gifted with special powers of saving the Earth and its inhabitants by her song as her mother was. Things turn up side down when Eleanor's songs are stolen and she takes up the responsibility of saving the Earth by unraveling the path she never wanted to, keeping her fears at bay and fighting the evils. Eleanor strives for her goals by venturing through strange lands and creatures with her friends and 'Bella' the goat.
'The Perfect Tear' is a tale full of intriguing mysteries smartly woven with vivid descriptions of events giving colorful and well imagined visuals to its readers to envision and live each moment of characters life.
There is definitely much more to discover about the story between covers leaving one at the edge of their seats, enjoying the artistic display of authors imagination.
I really lost myself in this unique fantasy fairy tale and relived my childhood days, thus I would suggest anyone who would want to do the same, must lay their hands on this novel as 'The Perfect Tear' is just for you!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Writing style worthy of applause, May 21, 2016
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Although this book is already about music (in a way), it is clear that the author has a background in song writing thanks to the lyrical approach to the book that is quite beautiful. The words flow off the page and into the imagination in a way that is unique to me. I loved every moment of this book and didn’t want it to be over.
The concept of the story is also quite lovely. A woman is born with a gift that has the ability to create harmony in the world. When that gift is stolen, she must put on her brave face to get her ability back and save her world. Of course, this can’t be accomplished without the loyalty of her friends, which truly shows that friendship reigns supreme.
All in all, the novel is a lot of fun to read and will have your mind in a happy place while you speed through the pages. It’s great for teens too, especially those who are just developing a taste in the written word.

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4.0 out of 5 stars ‘Protecting the Living Library and all it contained was paramount.’, May 11, 2016
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Australian singer/songwriter/author Connie Lansberg who makes an auspicious literary debut with a novel that has already been optioned as a film! A woman of many talents, she has also received grants from the Victoria Council of the Arts for the development of mobile phone games that she created, continued her education by taking scriptwriting classes at the Australian Film and Television School in Melbourne, and still maintains a well-grounded philosophy of life: ‘We each have a unique filter through which we interpret the world, and with this filter in place, I write stories and songs and you might find them surprising or intriguing or confronting, you may relate or you may not. They may make you laugh and sometimes, even cry. You may or may not understand what I'm trying to say and you may not understand me, however, rest assured, once we get past the filters, at our core, we are wonderfully and beautifully, exactly the same." This is a beautiful lady whose persona encourages us to read her first book.

Without Prologue or Introduction Connie plunges us into her story that is at heart about creativity - a young adult fantasy that incorporates a medieval dystopian society with alien adventure; ‘The Creation Contest was much more than a matter of whose design was the most innovative or which novice showed the most initiative. The winning design had to uphold and even surpass the standards of creation set by the Ancient Ones. It had to enhance the evolution of their society as a whole.’ But soon we realize we are in a different world. - Part of their training as newly created beings was to prepare for the Void. No further activation could take place until disconnection with M.E.G. had been experienced and indeed, survived. Many did not. Their unbounded terror overwhelmed them, and they were reabsorbed into the Main Energy Grid. Lerion would never let such a thing happen to him. He was the only novice who had made several trips to the Void in order to defeat the terrible, crushing fear and accelerate his activation. It won him an enormous amount of respect from his fellow novices.’ Strange names, strange ideas, a mixture of science and wonder and it take a while to relinquish doubt and plunge into this thickly written tale.



THE PERFECT TEAR has at its heart a lovely tale.  A film may just make that visible! Grady Harp, May 16

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5.0 out of 5 stars Be strong & follow your dreams, February 22, 2016
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I loved this novel, it was set in a beautiful fairy tale like world and spoke to my inner child. Once upon a time there was a girl called Eleanor and she is a singer but when her gift was stolen from her she must venture out and face the harsh world around her.

I don’t know how to explain it, but this book was so pure and delightful. I feel as though every young woman should read it because at the core of it, it is a story of empowerment, fighting for your dreams and being true to yourself because that is where you will find strength.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Test of Inner Strength in This Suspenseful Action Adventure, February 16, 2016
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Author Connie Lansberg’s The Perfect Tear almost reads like a literary song. It’s a magical mind trip into a world where vibrations and tones exist only to appeal to the senses. The story is centered on songstress and protagonist Eleanor, and from birth you get that she is some kind of special. As it turns out, she has the power to keep nature in harmony through her talents. No spoiler, but this tale gets all kinds of good when her songs go missing and Eleanor is forced to deal with the unthinkable. There’s definitely a test of her inner strength. And when a desperate search for the dark crystal begins, you won’t be able to pull your nose from out of the page of this Action and Adventure read.

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Reviewed By Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite 5 stars

Music is the very foundation of life. It resonates, vibrates from the very core of every living thing, the DNA that defines who and what we are. Like the famous oft-repeated quote by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) tells us, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” Tsera understands this. In fact, she incorporated the power of music into all of her creations. She is, after all, the Main Creator, the keeper and protector of all that is; the keeper and protector of music, the very breath of life. She has rivals, though, and these rivals seek to take over her power.

Lerion wants to be the Main Creator and he believes that he has the power, the music intonation to topple Tsera’s position. He boasts an invention of twelve tones, an equally balanced scale where each pitch is equally separated from the others and is of equal importance. Very much like the real twelve-tone, or do decaphonic scale created by Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), the egoistic belief was that this equally balanced scale would overpower all other forms of music, overpower the inequality of the other tones, and create a new sense of balance in both music and life.

Meanwhile, as these powerful minds combat the overwhelming power of music and how it evolves through the basic DNA fabric of life itself, there is an imbalance affecting those humans, the real life of earth itself. Earth and the life on earth are Tsera’s creation and Lerion wants to destroy it, to create something better, more superior. However, Tsera has hidden the powerful element of music inside the humans who inhabit this earth and it is one human, Eleanor, who must seek the true power of music that will restore the balance of life on earth. Eleanor, you see, is the last of the singers and Tsera’s most powerful creation.

Connie Lansberg’s The Perfect Tear is a powerful story that digs deep into the very core of what makes us all human. Inside that core, inside the DNA, there is music, but there is also a more powerful essence that links the music into a balanced cadence like no other. The author has a solid knowledge of music and human genetics and she has woven her knowledge and ideas into an overwhelmingly beautiful story about life. She has written a very complex analogy to life, a story that is very clever, but, as the author writes, “You may or may not understand what I’m trying to say and you may not understand me, however, rest assured, once we get past the filters, at our core we are wonderfully and beautifully exactly the same.” Let the music speak for itself and through her music as a songwriter and this compelling tale, music says it all.

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite 5 stars


The Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg is a masterpiece of fantasy. It has awell thought out world with complex characters. I could not help but compare Lerion, the top contestant in the "Main Creator" contest, to Lucifer so that made the current "Main Creator" Tsera, a woman, God. I thought the characters were very well done and the analogy right on point. Starting from a place where young creators are trained and going to a world that looks like ours in the past, a beautiful tale of good and evil, light and darkness unfolds with all the loss, despair, love,and hope that we find in life. The Perfect Tear is indeed a stunning achievement.
Connie Lansberg is a musician, a singer-songwriter, and it was very skillful indeed how she wove music and its importance into the science of her world building as well as into the hearts of her human characters. The Perfect Tear is carefully constructed and my heart went out to Charles,Maria, Eleanor, and  the people in their lives that bring them to a point where music and love can prevail. This book might just move the bar a little higher for the fantasy genre. In her introduction, Connie Lansberg writes: "We need a brand new story and this time we do not fall from grace, we are not banished from the garden naked and in disgrace. In our new story we are kings and queens and we finally know what being human means." I think she has just written that story.

Reviewed By Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite 5 stars

The Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg is a great dystopian novel set in medieval times. I had no idea that you could actually write about medieval times in a dystopian light. The story follows a young girl named Eleanor. Her gift of song is the only thing keeping the balance between nature and destruction. When her songs are stolen, things on Earth start crumbling, one by one. The only thing that can help Eleanor and Earth is the Perfect Tear, a crystal that can tell her the future  of Earth. In order to get to it, she leaves with her best friend named Bella, her goat. Together, they must find the Perfect Tear and fight the unknown enemy or else the future of the Earth is doomed.

Can you believe that I completed this novel in three hours? Yes, I did.To be honest, the thing that attracted me was its cover. It is ethereal and very different. I really love stories and novels that keep me guessing. I was not able to predict what would happen next and that was great. Bella is such a delightful creature and I loved reading about this fantastic goat. Every time I read about Bella, I smiled. Eleanor is a smart and courageous girl; she is not afraid of danger or the future. She is very determined and that makes her real and very entertaining.The whole story was very well written and I loved reading it.

Reviewed By Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite 5 stars

The Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg is a young adult fantasy that incorporates a medieval dystopian society with alien adventure.Orphaned Eleanor sings a song that keeps nature in its natural balance. But when that is stolen, it brings about a grey mist that threatens to kill her world. So she begins an epic journey to find the Perfect Tear,which is a dark crystal that can guarantee her world's future. She is accompanied on this epic journey by her best friend, Bella the goat. The fate of Earth is in the hands of a girl who never wanted to be a hero,but finds herself thrust into that role unwittingly. Will she find the courage and power to overcome her fears and face the enemy? Does she have what it takes to save the world? Because the fate of the world is in her hands.

The Perfect Tear is a really sweet, well written story that will appeal to tween, teen, and adult readers. Any fan of music and singing will also be drawn to this book as Connie Lansberg has such a beautiful way of describing the musical scenes to make it seem as if the music was really being sung in the same room, just for them. I enjoyed the magical world that Eleanor lived in. Getting to know that landscape and the cool parts of a world different from ours was a fun adventure that I was happy to experience.