Friday, December 17, 2010
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter early review
The Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
This is a debut novel about mermaids. I love all things mermaids! The main character Luce becomes a mermaid after falling into the cold icy ocean in Alaska. Luce is sent to live with her uncle who is a drunk after her father is lost at sea.
All of the mermaid’s in this book became mermaids after they were betrayed by a man in their lives, in Luce’s case, it was her uncle.
However, there is a twist with the mermaids in this book, they act more like sirens then mermaids. Their main lot in life is to murder sailors with their songs.
Luce is a strong character with a heart breaking story. Her raw emotion is shown through out the book. The author has created a very strong voice with this character. I felt that Luce’s feelings were real and the way they came across was amazingly well done.
The other mermaids in this book are very rude, which reflects how a lot of teen girls are. I felt that all of the characters were very strong and all of the relationships were believable.
That being said, there were times when I felt like there was something missing, like a chapter was missing from the book or something similar.
Over all, I would say this is a very dark book. But hauntingly beautiful. I wish I could give it more stars, I do. But when I was left feeling like something was missing, it knocked it down from a four star to a three star.
I would read this again and I do want to buy a copy when it is available. If you like mermaid books, with a twist and dark tales, I would say give it a try.
*** 3 out of 5 stars.
The cover art is simply beautiful. Can I get a poster?
I was given a copy by the publisher via netgalley Thank you!
*This title will be released on July 4 2011