Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 
Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I am reading Lost Voices by Sarah Porter. I received the eARC from NetGalley a while ago but have been waiting until nearer the publication date to read it. The book's publication date is July 4.

Here is the description:
Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead 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. Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: the mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks. Luce possesses an extraordinary singing talent, which makes her important to the tribe—she may even have a shot at becoming their queen. However her struggle to retain her humanity puts her at odds with her new friends. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?The first book in a trilogy,

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.
"Lucette? Did you even hear the question?"
Friday 56 (estimated):
Luce dove just in time, pushing her way through the deep black water, and still the music that was somehow more than music shook around her, in her chest, in her throat. The only thing that almost drowned it out was the terrible metal shriek when the boats steel hull sheared in two as it slammed into the rocks. 


  1. Great snippets! Sounds like a good book.

    Here are mine:

  2. Wow, this one sounds powerful...thanks for sharing.


  3. Whoa, I hope everyone was okay when it slammed into each other.
    Thanks for participating!

  4. Hi!
    Sounds like an awesome book. I'll have to check this series out. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  5. I am totally ready to read this book thanks to your intro. My first line is part of my book review.

  6. I agree with Anne: Onto my library list it goes! I'm an ECNing-er too, and now I'm going to check out the TLNing thanks to your link.
    Say, this summer I'm looking for the best in world literature to read with 10th graders. Any suggestions for YA titles?
    So glad that I found your blog today!

  7. I have heard of this book. Definitely want to read it. Feel badly about seafarers being lured to their death.....

  8. Oh, a mermaid story that actually goes off of the classic/old-timey view of mermaids (creatures that drowned sailors)! This is definitely interesting!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!


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