Author: Sarah Porter
Pub Date: April 7, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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 her 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's own remarkable singing talent 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.
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I have been approved an eARC of the Lost Voices. and I can't wait to read this novel, I know, mermaid tales had been retold so many times already, but there's always unique with this one, its a dark fantasy, not your ordinary little mermaid lol, as what im aware of with fairy tales, mermaids turn to human.. this book is human turn to mermaid.. i think this would be a great read. I am also captivated with the cover, well Ive always loved mermaids ever since i was a kid, so i want to give this one a try.. and i will post my review as soon as I am finished. Cheers!