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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.
After parting ways with her troubled mermaid tribe, Luce just wants to live peacefullyon her own. But her tranquility doesn't last long: she receives news that the tribe ison the verge of collapse and desperately needs her leadership. The tribe's cruel queenwants Luce dead. Dorian, the boy Luce broke mermaid law to save, is determined tomake her pay for her part in the murder of his family. And while the mermaids cling tothe idea that humans never suspect their existence, there are suddenly ominous signsto the contrary.But when Luce and Dorian meet, they start to wonder if love can overpower thehatred they know they should feel for each other. Can Luce fulfill her rightful role asqueen of the mermaids without sacrificing her forbidden romance with Dorian?
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