Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: July 4, 2011
Synopsis from HMH website:
We’re introduced to Luce, who lost her mom very young, and later her dad to the sea. She now lives with her uncle and is an outcast at school. Personally, I felt that no reason was given for Luce being an outcast, other than her father disappearing at sea, which I would think would be an unfortunate, but common occurance where they live. I feel that little point was thrown in there and then forgotten.
I had some small issues with a few of the characters. I felt there was no need for Jenna at all once Anais had arrived. Luce, while I loved her, seemed a tad bit more mature than your average 14 year-old. And Catarina, hot or cold, you didn’t know what to expect with her. I would’ve liked her backstory earlier so I could’ve understood her better, instead of at the very end.
The writing style of this author is beautiful. I loved the descriptions she gives of the different tail colors, of what the water does while Luce sings. Overall I really liked this book, quite possibly enough that I’ll buy it after it’s released. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.