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3.004 out of 53.004 out of 53.004 out of 53.004 out of 53.004 out of 5 3.00 (500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Porter Narrator: Julia Whela Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lost Voices Trilogy Release Date:
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“We have lingered in the chambers of the sea, by sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown, till human voices wake us, and we drown.”

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. Luce’s new friendship with an ancient renegade mermaid gives her hope that her kind might someday change their murderous ways, but can Luce fulfill her rightful role as queen of the mermaids without sacrificing her forbidden romance with Dorian?

Full of miraculous reunions and heart-pounding rescues, this haunting second installment in the Lost Voices trilogy finds Luce eager to attempt reconciliation with humans—as long as war doesn’t break out first. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Porter’s narrative style suits her oceanic theme; the vivid colors and particularities of life are smoothed away to plain clarity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Sarah Porter’s mermaid world is dazzlingly imagined and richly, hauntingly told. Waking Storms is as enchanting—and dark, and lush, and tragic, and gorgeous—as the mermaids’ song.”

    Carolyn Turgeon, author of Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale

  •  “The story is very captivating and will hold the reader’s attention until the very end.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brittany harper | 10/29/2015

    " Again I loved book 2. Luce is a strong character and such a great role model. The ending through me for such a loop I stood there with my mouth wide open. I did NOT see that coming!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erynne | 1/26/2014

    " it could have been better, i didn't like the ending, the first one was better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Miriam | 1/22/2014

    " About 3/4 of the way through the book, I thought I knew how it would end and I was disappointed with my imagined ending. Then, it ended differently and I was quite pleased with how strong the main character was, and how despite all the murder and teenaged foibles, she's really a great, strong character to be a good role model for young readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brooke | 1/13/2014

    " Great book. Well written. Sort of predicted a few parts of it, but I can't wait for the conclusion to come out! "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Porter

Sarah Porter is a writer, artist, and public school teacher. The Lost Voices trilogy is her first foray into the world of novel writing. She and her husband live in Brooklyn, New York.