Lauren Kate, read by Erin Spencer. Listening Library, unabridged, 11 CDs, 13 hrs., $44 ISBN 978-0-8041-2294-8

In this first book in Kate's new series, set in the bayou, 17-year-old Eureka Boudreaux wishes she were dead, after the death of her mother. But with a mysterious inheritance and a very special power—the ability to raise the lost city of Atlantis with her tears—Eureka embarks on an adventure of epic proportions. Narrator Spencer breathes life into this mysterious tale. Her reading is straightforward but effective, her tone soft, and her pacing perfect. Spencer ably captures the essence of the characters, lending them suitable voices. Listeners—particularly fans of the genre—will find this a fun and rousing audiobook. Ages 12–up. A Delacorte hardcover. (Oct.)