Lost Voices speaks of a very dark and vicious tale about mermaids. In my journey through the world of fiction, Lost Voices is my first book to read about mermaids. Mermaids’ tales is one of my favourite during my childhood years and I don’t know why it took me this long to read a mermaid themed book. Maybe I was just preoccupied in the last few years with so much vampire themed books. But unlike the little mermaid that speaks of joy, love and full of cheerfulness, Lost Voices threads on the opposite side. It’s full of sad and dark emotions. And most of the mermaids here are quite hostile creatures when they relate themselves with the humans.
Luce is the protagonist of the story. A pathetic 14 year old girl who never made any friends and she was also being abused by her uncle during her human life. And reading those scenes makes my heart wrench and broke into million pieces. The emotions were so strong in a way that it surge in me and feels like I could feel Luce’s emotions too. On the other hand, I also come to hate her and I can’t help but disagree with her choices for not fighting back for those who step on her and being so hostile with her in behalf of the positive things she have done.
The writing is perfect and exceptional. Porter delivered the full emotions in the plot to her readers and she described every detail and corner in the story perfectly. The characters seem so real that you could be able to hate them for their nature with their personality.
So for anyone who loves a dark mermaid book you might want to check it out and I’m sure you could be satisfied with the story it could deliver.