Skip to main content

The Twice Lost

Review

The Twice Lost

The human race has finally realized that mermaids have been drowning people and sinking ships since nearly the dawn of time. They have begun sending divers out to kill every tribe of the mystical beings that they find. Mass coastal murders are being desperately hidden by the government. All hope seems lost.

"Sara Porter creates a world where the happy-go-lucky mermaid stories mean nothing. Here, mermaids aren’t peaceful creatures that fall in love with sailors and brush their hair all day; they’re innocent young girls that the (human) world treated so badly that they turned into otherworldly beings set on revenge."

Now, mermaid Luce finds herself escaping the bloodshed while the death toll rises every day. During her mission to warn other tribes, she stumbles upon a group of outcasts living in the San Francisco Bay. This is war, and she has just found her army.

I read the first book in the Lost Voices trilogy two years ago and have been captivated ever since. Sara Porter creates a world where the happy-go-lucky mermaid stories mean nothing. Here, mermaids aren’t peaceful creatures that fall in love with sailors and brush their hair all day; they’re innocent young girls that the (human) world treated so badly that they turned into otherworldly beings set on revenge. That eye-opening take on undersea folklore is enough in itself to make this trilogy the piece of art that it is. Throw in nail-biting suspense, magically-written characters and plot twists that no one sees coming, and you are left with a series that pulls you under its spell and breaks your heart…and you’ll devour every minute of it.

Reviewed by Lexibex V. on July 16, 2013

The Twice Lost
by Sarah Porter

  • Publication Date: July 8, 2014
  • Genres: Fantasy
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0547482558
  • ISBN-13: 9780547482552