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Publisher Description

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 of a 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. 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.

This book features a teaser chapter from Waking Storms, the sequel to this sensational debut novel.

Young Adult
July 4
HMH Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

Kalona18 ,

So amazing

It was an emotional roller coaster and I loved every second of it! I hope in the next book Anias gets what she deserves!

dollar bills ,

Amazing Read!

I read this book when it first came out, and again before the second book came out, and again when the third book came out. The story will never get old. I definatly recommend this book because Luce’s voice in the story will haunt you and trap you into the book. I couldn’t seem to put it down the first time I read it. If you like books that are a little darker than your average book, but not scary enough to keep you up at night. This is the book to read.

Nado xpat ,

Great escapism!

I was totally immersed in this! Quick, easy read. Looking forward to the next two in the series. You can almost hear their songs. The descriptions of Luce's surroundings and are almost tangible, like the caves....loved it!

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