Giveaway Twice Lost and Review of Lost Voices and Waking Storms by Sarah Porter ~ Review by Fallon

3 Out of 5 Stars

Author 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.

Fallon's Review:

This story is about girls nobody wants and are treated horrible.
Luce is one of those girls who has nobody who cares. Her father disappears in a storm. She is stuck with her neglectful horrible uncle. Luce falls off the cliffs into the waves below instead of dying she becomes a mermaid.

Luce soon finds out there are many girls like her. Girls that have been forgotten, neglected and unloved. The mermaids are so different then anything she has ever known. They are very beautiful. The way you look when you become a mermaid is the way you will look forever. Luce is so captivated till she finds out that they kill people by singing using their beautiful voices to lure them to there death. Luce has the most beautiful voice ever. She finds she is torn to not be part of the killing of humans.

This review is a hard one. I love mermaid books. The problem with this story is that it was made to be modern story and is  not believable. I felt like there needed to be this fantasy element for it to work. We have way too much technology now to not notice tons of ships sinking in one area. It was just a little not believable. If that many girls disappeared that close to water, someone would have established a pattern and investigated as well. That being said I did like this book. I am hoping the second and third books are better. I am giving this book 3 out of 5 stars and I will be continuing on with the trilogy.

4 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

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

Fallon's Review:

This book starts off with Dorian and his POV. Then it changes to Luce POV of her on her own. She is done after what happened after Catrina. Soon Dana comes to tell Luce of the unrest in the tribe. She wants her to come back and claim her place as queen. Dorian is so angry of the death of his family and wants answers.He is seeking answers from the mermaid he remembers saving him. 

Dorian can not get Luce face out of his mind and when he meets her again he kisses her and as messed up as he knows it is he starts to have feelings for Luce. Meanwhile a mysterious mermaid from across the seas arrives. She informs Luce she knows nothing of their origin or the laws that bind them to the sea.

I am so glade I continued reading this series. This was so much better the Lost voices. I loved the change of POV. Getting to see the humans perspective and the effects of the siren song was so intriguing. I felt this explained so much and simplified what was made complicated in the first book. I am so happy I read this book and will continue on with Twice lost. I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars.

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