Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and... show more
Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: the mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks. Luce possesses an extraordinary singing talent, which makes her important to the tribe—she may even have a shot at becoming their queen. However her struggle to retain her humanity puts her at odds with her new friends. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder? The first book in a trilogy, Lost Voices is a captivating and wildly original tale about finding a voice, the healing power of friendship, and the strength it takes to forgive. This book features a teaser chapter from Waking Storms, the sequel to this sensational debut novel.
Publish date: July 4th 2011
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Lost Voices (#1)
This book was definitely one of the most depressing books I have ever read. This book was really interesting from the beginning and progressed from there. I thought this book was very well written and enjoyable. For the most part in the book the main character is alone with her thoughts, this create...
Rated 3.5, but the inconsistencies brought me to choose between the lower spectrum than the higher(3 representing 3.5 opposed to 4).I enjoyed it, and it was big on diversity. But at times there were just too many characters to connect with anyone.my full review can be seen here :)http://guinandliber...
Mermaids! Sisterhood! A little bit of darkness, I can get into a book like that.Only, oh. :( They're mean mermaids and the whole book is a bunch of catty passive aggressive arguments with sprinkles of undying love that makes no sense at all. Even our main heroine, who is above all this petty arguing...
Initially it almost seems like a dream come true when Luce is transformed into a mermaid, because for the first time in her life she has friends, a powerful body and an incredible ability to sing personal songs that are beautiful enough to control the seas, but this is not a simple story with a shin...
I’ve been meaning to read Lost Voices by author, Sarah Porter, for quite some time now. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot (and I do mean a lot) of YA novels that are about mermaids and I’m proud to say that Lost Voices definitely stands apart from the rest. Sarah Porter did an amazing job at tuggin...