Lost Voices (Lost Voices, #1)

Lost Voices (Lost Voices, #1) 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. I don t like it when mermaids are mean.This book has beautiful imagery of shimmering fins and tails and mesmerizing siren songs, as well as exciting near misses with giant orcas The author writes lovely descriptions that you can easily picture in your mind, and the book description sounds very intriguing but unfortunately, neither the story nor the characters live up to the pretty words or the pretty cover.Aside from juvenile dialogue and a slight plot, many elements of this book are actually I don t like it when mermaids are mean.This book has beautiful imagery of shimmering fins and tails and mes
Mermaids are my favorite creatures always have been Consequently I notice with glee all those merfolk novels that lately have started popping up left and right And I am very, very grateful to Hartcourt and to Netagalley for accepting my request for a review copy Mermaids and other humanoid water breathers can be tackled from completely opposite angles, because there is always a mystery around them the We above the waterline cannot know for sure factor Thus opposed to vampires getting s Mermaids are my favorite creatures always have been Consequently I notice with glee all those merfolk novels that lately have started popping up left and right And I am very, very grateful to Hartcourt and to Netagalley for accepting my request for a review copy Mermaids and other humanoid water breathers can be tackled from completely opposite angles, because there is always a mystery around them the We above the waterline cannot know for sure factor Thus opposed to vampires getting sucked dry can only end badly and other monsters they can be pictured as cutish and harmless glitter girls living in pink mother of pearl cities, but there are also selkies, who are not to lose their seal skins, and legions of inhumanly beautiful and alluring, but cruel, calculating, heartless and cold blooded hunters out to mesmerize the male two legger Face it,
1.5 starsThis book made me feel Really passionately Exceptit was all the wrong emotions.Up till the halfway point, I was actually really liking it The descriptions of the mermaidsthe singing, the ocean they were stunning And then the dumbest shit starts happeni
Lost Voices spoke to me like a dark reminiscent fairytale It almost seemed like a very vague retelling of The Little Mermaid Little things sometimes just reminded me of the classic tale But Lost Voices brought a whole new world to mermaids, in a very compelling and ominously beautiful way It was darkly fantastic, full of luscious intrigue and secret enchantments Its foreboding melodious lull swept me into the world of these killer mermaid girls The writing was beautiful, intricately woven Lost Voices spoke to me like a dark reminiscent fairytale It almost seemed like a very vague retelling of The Little Mermaid Little things sometimes just reminded me of the classic tale But Lost Voices brought a whole new world to mermaids, in a very compelling and ominously beautiful way It was darkly fantastic, full of luscious intrigue and secret enchantments Its foreboding melodious lull swept me into the world of these killer mermaid girls The
Sometime after Stephenie Meyer s Breaking Dawn was unleashed upon the world and the media was scrambling for the next big creature in YA, mermaids was tossed around as a possible substitute for vampires and werewolves, partly influenced by Meyer herself admitting to having a mermaid story in mind for a future novel While this hypothesised craze never really came to fruition, there is a number of mermaid related YA stories awaiting release or already in bookshops from the past year or so Sara Sometime after Stephenie Meyer s Breaking Dawn was unleashed upon the world and the media was scrambling for the next big creature in YA, mermaids was tossed around as a possible substitute for vampires and werewolves, partly influenced by Meyer herself admitting to having a mermaid story in mind for a future novel While this hypothesised craze never really came to fruitio
Gosh, this was going to be a solid two star C review until I got closer to the end.Okay, so these mermaids aren t your nice pretty pretty let s sing songs that most of you are familiar with No these are mean, bitchy fish girls that have no problem killing people and are also a combination of sirens You remember that overly used trope of having the popular girls being cruel and mean to the new girl or what have you Yeah, that s in here but multiplied to, I don t know, ten kajillion.This whol Gosh, this was going to be a solid two star C review until I got closer to the end.Okay, so these mermaids aren t your nice pretty pretty let s sing songs that most of you are familiar with No these are mean, bitchy fish girls that have no problem killing people and are also a combination of sirens You remember that overly used trope of having the popular girls being cruel and mean to the new girl or what have you Yeah, that s in here but multiplied to, I don t know, ten kajillion.This whole book revolves around power who has it, who doesn t, and who can get it So most of the pages pass by with the other girls either being manipulated by Nais, or scheming to overthrow the leader Katarina and do whatever they want Speaking of Nais I hate her She s such an evil bitch She s shallow, superficial, materialistic, refuses to listen to anybody except herself, conniving, manipulative, cruel,
Lost Voices is a dark and deep book that takes us on a journey with 14 year old Lucette who feels completely alone in the world since her mother died at child birth and her father was lost at sea over a year ago Living with her drunken abusive Uncle and being an outcast at school just makes the nightmare feelreal and hopeless One particularly devastating night her uncle goes a little to far and Luce is left alone, scattered on the grass by a cliff while the emotional and physical pain co Lost Voices is a dark and deep book that takes us on a journey with 14 year old Lucette who feels completely alone in the world since her mother died at child birth and her father was lost at sea over a year ago Living with her drunken abusive Uncle and being an outcast at school just makes the nightmare feelreal and hopeless One particularly devastating night her uncle goes a little to far and Luce is left alone, scattered on the grass by a cliff while the emotional and physical pain consumes her NoShe can t take any and finds her self falling off the cliff and into the water below What should have been her death only brings her to a new life, a life she could never dream of A life she may not want to leadFirst off, I thought the writing was very strong, it was smoothly paced and it has a haunting elegance to it These character are all amazingly defined and intrigui
I ll begin this by saying that I have had an interest in mermaids for as long as I can remember, probably stemming from Barrie s Peter Pan and strengthened by the references in T.S Elliot s Love Song for J Alfred Prufrock And then again, they appear in Greek mythology as the sirens, luring sailors to their watery graves with their enchanted, bewitching songs and let s not forget the fairytale of the Little Mermaid, and Disney s sanitized film version Jack Dann produced an anthology of me I ll begin this by saying that I have had an interest in mermaids for as long as I can remember, probably stemming from Barrie s Peter Pan and strengthened by the references in T.S Elliot s Love Song for J Alfred Prufrock And then again, they appear in Greek mythology as the sirens, luring sailors to their watery graves with their enchanted, bewitching songs and let s not forget the fairytale of the Little Mermaid, and Disney s sanitized film version Jack Dann produced an anthology of mermaid tales in the 1980s Mermaids that had some tremendous stories But rarely is the subject of origin addressed mermaids seem to have simply existed Some stories focus on their beauty, and their pain at being unable to join the human world, othe
Let me say right away, I did not finish this book I have no idea how it ends nor do I really care to But, I feel that I listened to enough of it to form an opinion and therefore give a partial review I have read a lot of reviews on this book and most people seemed to like it I just couldn t bring myself to finish it.What I liked The writing style and the concept I thought the author s writing style was great and beautifully descriptive It just wasn t enough to sustain the story for me I Let me say right away, I did not finish this book I have no idea how it ends nor do I really care to But, I feel that I listened to enough of it to form an opinion and therefore give a partial review I have read a lot of reviews on this book and most people seemed to like it I just couldn t bring myself to finish it.What I liked The writing style and the concept I thought the author s writing style was great and beautifully descriptive It just wasn t enough to sustain the story for me I also liked the concept of lost souls turning into mermaids I just didn t like the kind of mermaids they turn into I have always thought of them as Ariel types who help lost sailors find their way home
With a cover like this, who wouldn t have big expectations I MEAN, LOOK AT IT The cover for Lost Voices promises a sort of fairy tale, magic, and girlish innocent youth It doesn t deliver Lost Voices by Sarah Porter is the story of Luce, formerly a human who transforms into a mermaid with a beautiful, deadly singing voice On the night of her transformation, she s found by the mermaid tribe Queen, Catarina, who brings her back to the other girls, where they teach her the whys and the ways With a cover like this, who wouldn t have big expectations I MEAN, LOOK AT IT The cover for Lost Voices promises a sort of fairy tale, magic, and girlish innocent youth It doesn t deliver Lost Voices by Sarah Porter is the story of

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  • Hardcover
  • 291 pages
  • Lost Voices (Lost Voices, #1)
  • Sarah Porter
  • English
  • 11 August 2018
  • 0547482507