Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Lost Voices
by Sarah Porter

release date: July 4th 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Books

description: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.

My thoughts: That is quite a synopsis. But seriously, I would pick this book up if the description was two words long...because that cover is gorgeous!! This does sound amazing though, I love how the synopsis refers to the "lost girls" which immediately puts the lost boys of Neverland in my head---kind of like, this is the tale of girls who were allowed to fall out of their prams. Ha, not sure if that is what it's meant to do by referring to them as such, but either way, I am terribly excited about this book! :) This will definitely be on my Debut Authors Challenge list for next year!

22 comments :

  1. Sounds great. The cover really is beautiful! Definitely adding to wishlist.

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  2. This one is one I am really looking forward too! Great pick!
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  3. Sounds awesome. Thanks for posting about it, the cover is truly gorgeous -- I'll have to check it out :)

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  4. I love the idea about the lost girls being taken in and Luce tiring to retain her humanity, and yes the cover is gorgeous too.

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  5. This one sounds good, I added it to my list a couple of weeks ago. Can't wait!

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  6. Looks like a promising read. I'll keep my eye out for it. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I agree- this one sounds good and the cover is fabulous! I will have to put this one on my TBR list!

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  8. BEAUTIFUL cover...nice pick!

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  9. Neat storyline. Have a great week reading!
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  10. Sounds wonderful! Definitely going on my wish list. Fabulous pick!

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  11. Great WOW! Love the cover

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  12. i want to read anything and everything with a mermaid!! seriously, i have bought some very random older books just b/c there's a mermaid on the cover!!! this looks awesome!!!

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  13. I agree on with you! The cover alone sells me on the book. Great pick.

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  14. A mermaid book? Be still my heart. I am off to race to Goodreads :)

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  15. Oh no - July 2011 is too long to wait. I want it now :D

    This is what I'm Waiting On this week. J x

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  16. I love the cover for this one too - they even made the font look kind of seaweed-y! I haven't read a lot of mermaid books, but I might pick this one up, it sounds darker than some of the other ones out there.

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  17. I love mermaids. I love the cover. I love mermaids...Did I say that already?
    great pick!


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  18. I love the cover to this, and it does sound really interesting!

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  19. It made me think of Peter Pan too! This synopsis gave me chills. Thank you for sharing! I wouldn't want to miss this one! It sounds so original and thought-provoking. Wow.

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  20. You aren't kidding! This looks incredible. I had this on my wishlist but it didn't have a summary when I added it. This reminds me of Neverland too.

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  21. Or maybe they mean it in the Hans Christian Anderson sense too... either way, I'm in! It sounds fascinating!!

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