Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Lost Voices

Waiting on Wednesday is a Weekly Meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Book: Lost Voices (Lost Voices #1) by Sarah Porter
Release Date: July 4th, 2011
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's
Genre: Young Adult
Description from Goodreads:
 What happens to the girls nobody sees—the ones who are ignored, mistreated, hidden away? The girls nobody hears when they cry for help? 

Fourteen-year-old Luce is one of those lost girls. After her father vanishes in a storm at sea, she is stuck in a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village with her alcoholic uncle. When her uncle crosses an unspeakable line, Luce reaches the depths of despair. Abandoned on the cliffs near her home, she expects to die when she tumbles to the icy, churning waves below. Instead, she 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. The mermaids are beautiful, free, and ageless, and Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: they feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks.

Luce’s own talent at singing captures the attention of the tribe’s queen, the fierce and elegant Catarina, and Luce soon finds herself pressured to join in committing mass murder. Luce’s struggle to retain her inner humanity puts her at odds with her friends; even worse, Catarina seems to regard Luce as a potential rival. But the appearance of a devious new mermaid brings a real threat to Catarina’s leadership and endangers the very existence of the tribe. Can Luce find the courage to challenge the newcomer, even at the risk of becoming rejected and alone once again? 

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 sounds so incredibly unique. I haven't read many mermaid stories, but there seem to be a bunch coming out next year. Hopefully, this will be a good one :)


It's a Book Thing said...

Sounds like an awesome read!

Check out our WOW

Cynthia said...

I added this one to my list recently, I'm looking forwart to reading it too. Great pick!

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Sounds amazing! Fab pick!

Lori said...

I hope when you get your book, that you will enjoy it as much as you hope to. Wanna see what I am Waiting On Wednesday for?

Straylights said...

i am waiting on this one too. I love this cover!

Check out my WoW :D

Jan von Harz said...

Am anxious to read this one too. Good Pick!

Kathy Martin said...

That sounds really fascinating! But what a long wait. My WoW is Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Happy reading while you wait!

danya said...

This is one of my WoW picks this week - good choice! :)

♥ Tawni Ann said...

I LOVE mermaid stories! I am going to HAVE to add this one to my list! Great pick!!!

Here is mine for this week:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...