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.
Okay, so im done reading this novel, and I should say i enjoyed reading it, I admit i havent read any mermaid's books before but i thought this one is interesting. its a good story telling that I grew loving this book, I mean some of the scenes made me burst with excitement, and sometimes heartbreaking that it made me feel sorry for her. but still, no matter how cruel humans were, she doesnt want to become human-turned-bloodlust-mermaid like the others.
The plot was moving, i loved our main character Luce, how flawed she were sometimes, the other characters were also effective that i felt a pang of desire to kick their butts, not that they have one lol. Anyway, I would recommend this to everybody.Darkness, Pain, loss, hopes, friendship and love, i am so anxious to know whats going to happen with Luce, the queen and the rest of the tribe thats why I cant wait to read the second book in this trilogy to come out. I recommend this novel to everybody.