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Wednesday 20 October 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (Lost Voices; Beautiful Days)

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 4th 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's

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. 

I think this is my favorite mermaid cover ever. It looks so good. And the story sounds so interesting, the summary instantly caught my attention. Pain, desperation, and a hint of light at the end of the tunnel. But I guess it will be a wild ride till the end. Also, there is no mention of a romance in the summary, interesting...

Also I found this tiny little cover of Beautiful Days, guess it's a start!

The sequel to Beautiful Young Things by Anna Godbersen. Damn, gotta go to the store to buy Beautiful Young Things...

What do you think of Lost Voices?


  1. You and I had the same WoW this week :)

  2. Ooh instantly adding this to my TBR list and its my favourite mermaid cover so far. I haven't liked any that I've seen before but I think this one is beautiful and the story sounds like its gonna be good; the lack of romance mentioned is a refreshing plus.

  3. These are both lovely covers! :)

  4. Lost Voices seems like a great read. So I'm adding it to my wish list...yay : )

  5. Hey :)
    I just wanted to let you know that you've won an award over at my blog, Burning.x.Impossibly.x.Bright. Congrats!! :D

    ♪♫ Ambur


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