Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday [65] - Lost Voices


from goodreads.com:

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.
 
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Reason: Wow, talk about a good blurb. I haven't really delved into the mer-people world yet although I have some on my TBR list. Lost Voices sounds very unique though and I'm very exciting about getting a chance to read it.
 
Cover Discussion: Very pretty but it doesn't knock my socks off. It seems a little solemn and sad but that goes very well with the description of the girls before they transform into mermaids.
 

 
Lost Voices will be released July 4th!






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2 comments:

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Awesome WOW pick! It sounds so amazing =)

Blodeuedd said...

Nice pick :)

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