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Publisher's Summary

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 a grim Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation: she becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in. All of them, like her, are 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: 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.
©2011 Sarah Porter (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“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)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Alaina on 08-29-11

Sad Story

This story is great but hard to listen to in some parts. It's about abused children that turn into Mermaids, need I say more. Their stories are sad but it sends a good message. I really felt the pain of the main character Luce and can't wait for the sequel. If you have a hard time with stories of abuse though I wouldn't recommend this one for you. It's quite depressing all the way through. Thumbs up from me though.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 07-19-11

Not what I expected

The best part of this audio book is the reader; she did a great job. I was hoping this would have been more like the "Twilight" series, but with mermaids instead of vampires. This book is well written with undertones of violence toward girls. This is the first book of the series and is not a stand alone book. If you like the drama of teenage girls interacting with each other as mermaids, than you will like this book. I can not give this book a bad review, because I picked the wrong book for myself. I am an old guy and this book would be more appreciated by a teenage girl.

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