Lost Voices

by Sarah Porter

A teen finds herself abused, neglected, and hopeless on the icy shores of Alaska and expects to die when she tumbles to the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation into a mermaid.  Elated when she is taken in by a tribe, she soon comes to realize there is more drama and malevolence there than she could've ever expected and has to decide if she can stand up for what's right.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547482538
  • ISBN-10: 0547482531
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 05/01/2012
  • Carton Quantity: 24

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  • About the Book
    Fourteen-year-old Luce 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. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?
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    "A haunting debut. . . . Porter’s writing is expressive and graceful. . . . . a captivatingly different story."
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    "A beautifully written and heartbreaking story about a lost soul struggling to forgive the people she loved who wronged her, and ultimately to forgive herself."—Jennifer Echols, author of Going Too Far
     
    "It might be shelved as a fantasy, but Lost Voices is full of gripping, harsh realism. Without resorting to stereotypes or tired high school plots, it deals with the complications of friendship and peer pressure. And at its core, it's nothing more than a really believable, understandable and relatable story about finding one's voice. Its relevance to real life and its references to the real issues that create lost girls --- abuse, neglect, rape, bad parenting and more--make it a one-of-a-kind mermaid story. For that reason, it will appeal to paranormal, fantasy and realism fans alike."--teenreads.com
     
    "This is a dark and compelling take on a world usually depicted as more lighthearted. . . . Porter nonetheless carefully doles out enough possibilities to keep the overall tone hopeful, and given the already numerous perky mermaids, these gritty, wounded souls are a creative and welcome addition to the field."--Bulletin
     
    "The beautifully crafted first book of the Lost Voices trilogy is told in such a rich, despairing aqua tinged tone, it leaves you desperate for more."--Fantasy Book Review
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