Lost Voices (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jul 4, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
31 Reviews

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.

  

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What I liked: The writing style and the concept. - Goodreads
There were also a few plot holes. - Goodreads
The pacing of the novel was good. - Goodreads
I found the ending a little abrupt. - Goodreads
The premise of Lost Voices is great. - Goodreads
The writing can get pretty iffy too. - Goodreads

Review: Lost Voices (Lost Voices #1)

User Review  - Rose - Goodreads

I love mermaids. I've been a mermaid fanatic since the age of four, and it hasn't let up since. My fascination with mermaids is why it is so frustrating that every mermaid YA book I've read, with the ... Read full review

Review: Lost Voices (Lost Voices #1)

User Review  - Mizuki - Goodreads

I'm not a fan of mermaids, but I'm surprised to find myself enjoying Lost Voices pretty well so I am willing to give it 3.5 stars. The book isn't without flaws but I mean, it really is better plotted ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Lost Voices
1
2 The Face in the Water
16
3 Changing
36
4 The Timahk
49
5 Wondering
68
6 The Last Kiss
83
7 Forgiveness
98
8 Quick Animals
110
12 Anais
178
13 The Mirror
196
14 Happy Birthday
212
15 Responsibility
235
16 A Song for Miriam
249
17 Shame
262
18 Violation
276
Back Flap
293

9 For Cigarettes
122
10 Voice Training
142
11 Tessa
158
Back Cover
294
Spine
295
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About the author (2011)

Sarah Porter is the author Lost Voices, Waking Storms, and The Twice Lost. She is also an artist and a freelance public school teacher. Sarah and her husband live in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Sarah’s Watery Den online at www.sarahporterbooks.com.