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Mermaids have been sinking ships and drowning humans for centuries, and now the government is determined to put an end to the mermaid problem—by slaughtering all of them. Luce, a mermaid with exceptionally threatening abilities, becomes their number-one target, hunted as she flees down the coast toward San Francisco.

There she finds hundreds of mermaids living in exile und
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Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published January 1st 2013)
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Annie
Dec 19, 2012 Annie marked it as to-read
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COVER LOVE:
OMG, IT IS SOOOOO GORGEOUS! I just want to BE one of those mermaids, it looks so cool!
The background colors are just so intense!


I NEED THIS! NOW!

the suspense is KILLING ME!

Dorian better shape up or I WILL club him to death!!!

AAAAH!!!!!!!!! the war is on...


need this. i can sense it as my dwindling sanity leaves with every passing moment as i desperately long for this book...
Carol [Goodreads addict]
I am awarding The Twice Lost 5 glorious stars but if I had 10 to give it, I would without hesitation. It is that amazing of a book. First, I want to say that I won this book in a Goodreads give-a-way. When it arrived, the first thing I noticed was its beautiful book jacket. If you know me you know that I am a sucker for a pretty cover. But, then, I realized that it was the third and final book in a trilogy. I had my summer reading schedule all planned out and this did not fit in. So I was a litt ...more
Natasha
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Lauren
Rating: 5*
This was a great final book to a great series! I think this one was the best out of the three, although unlike some series all three were good!
The ending was perfect! I loved it!
Megan
Why is Dorain being so dumb! Luce gave up everything for him!!!!! I can't wait for this book to come out!!!!!! :D
Jaylia3
The Twice Lost is the last book in this haunting mermaid trilogy, and I'd recommend starting with Lost Voice and Waking Storms if you haven't read them first. The mermaids in this series are lost girls, something like Peter Pan's lost boys, who transformed from humans after being badly mistreated. Because they were abused in their former lives, mermaids don't like humans and sometimes use songs to kill them, but up till now they have managed to mostly stay hidden. Unfortunately, the truth is sta ...more
Cheryl
When I picked up this book I did not realize that it was the final book in this trilogy. Not that I had a problem reading this book. The back summary explained the concept of the trilogy just fine. My issue was having not read the prior novels; I was not as attached to the characters. So the reading of this book was slow going for me. Not as fast paced as I would have liked or hoped for.

However the descriptions were vivid. It was like I was swimming among the mermaids and could smell the ocean
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Madeira
I loved this book. The language is so beautiful, it makes you understand the music and the water and the people so well. Sometimes it is like the author is holding too many characters and the spill out, like Jo and Ilene who kept turning up when you'd forgotten about them. Luce's choice in the end was right, even though it was sad. I also liked the way that the author dealt with Anais. Secretary Moreland was also very creepy. Nausicaa was brilliant and mysterious, as always. The ending was right ...more
Shelly
Feb 23, 2012 Shelly marked it as to-read
WHAT THE CRAP???Is there really going to be another trilogy to lost voices??WOW!!!!I cant wait till july 2013!!!
Brianna
Good book, but first still stands to be the best.
Tina
I could not finish this book.
Annette
I must admit that I was disappointed with The Twice Lost, but part of the problem is that I didn't read the first two books (Lost Voices, and Waking Storms) in the trilogy.

The United States government is trying to exterminate all of the mermaids. The general population doesn't know that mermaids exist, let alone that they are responsible for sinking ships and causing countless human deaths. Luce is trying to swim along the coast and warn all the tribes of mermaids that the humans are murdering t
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Ashley
I think I'm a little shell-shocked...

Once again, Sarah Porter has outdone herself with the imagery. Fantastic! These books were so fun to read, just for the imagery alone. Everything was dreamy and vivid in my mind the whole time I was reading. I would get lost in the story and the lives of the characters.

Speaking of characters... I was completely annoyed by the mermaids of the first book, but this book was absolutely perfect. I loved all the characters (and somehow found a way to tolerate Catar
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Maciej
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Shelby Mc.
Got this book delivered to my kindle at midnight July 2nd and just finished at 10pm July 3rd... not too shabby I'd say. Overall, I found this book to be a really great conclusion to the series, it kept with the bittersweet feeling of the story, which I was grateful for, since I was a little worried the end would be too happy and book-perfect.

That being said, I'm gunna put a SPOILER ALERT right here since there are some things I must discuss that I don't want to ruin for those who haven't read i
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Viviana
The story of a brave and sweet mermaid, Luce, who wants to change the ways of her fellow mermaids from death to peace.
First of all, I love the cover is absolutely gorgeous. This is the last book on the Lost Voices trilogy. Even though I didn't read the first two books, I really liked this book, as a solitary is great, but with the other books , I'm sure it's going to be wonderful. I need to read the whole trilogy, I just need it (started saving to buy the first two books). Twice Lost is Peter P
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Miranda
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Firstly, it’s important to note that The Twice Lost is the third book in a wonderful trilogy. If you haven’t read it predecessors, Lost Voices and Waking Storms, I encourage you to pick them up so you can enjoy the entirety of this saga. Now, on to the review, spoiler free (unless you haven’t read the first two).

Sarah Porter’s, The Twice Lost, is a perfect and beautiful ending to one of my favorite book series. In this world, mistr
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Mariah Jensen
I was unsure after the second book but I ended up loving the last installment of the trilogy.

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I was SO happy that Luce didn't choose to become human again, that would have been so cliché. Was happy that she stayed a mermaid!
Jules Goud
It all comes down to this. Can Luce save the mermaids in time?

I have to admit, I was on the fence with this one. 4 stars or 3 stars? I ended up giving it 3 stars because the beginning was a little slow for me. Other then that, the book was awesome!

We left Luce when she was beginning her mission. She needed to inform as many as possible about the humans who are hunting the mermaids. We see that what has happened before has taken a huge toll on her and she is starting to change her outlook. If hum
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Hilary
Third in the “Lost Voices” trilogy, “The Twice Lost,” is the tale of once-human girls first lost when a trauma transformed them into mermaids, then lost a second time when they broke mermaid law and were rejected by their tribes. Luce transforms the exiles, living under the docks of San Francisco Bay into an army. As their general, Luce battles the United States government, which is determined to hunt the mermaids to extinction and end the mermaids’ practice of sinking ships and drowning humans ...more
Jess
Alright, so this book redeemed that awful second book. Here Luce is on a mission to warn the mermaids of the destruction of her former tribe. She is trying to find any mermaids who will listen that they are in grave danger. Her journey finds her at San Francisco where she finds bands of rogue mermaids with no leader. She strives to come up with a way to make peace with humans and quickly becomes General Luce of the Twice Lost Mermaids. They find the power to move the waves as a one and create a ...more
Hilary
I really liked the strength shown by the girls in this book. Their strength was so much more evident in this final installment of the trilogy than it has been in either of the previous two. I do have some problems with the book, namely that the topics discussed are slightly too involved for the targeted audience (which I have to believe is around 14, the same age as the main character Luce). I think it would have been easier to digest if Luce had maybe a couple more years on her, but I digress. ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* YA Paranormal
*Rating* 3-3.5

*My Thoughts Coming soon!

I had high hopes for this book and was left a bit discombobulated by sociopolitical BS that interrupted my flow of liking the book even more. Yes, I hold stories responsible for denying me luxury away from the real world when I attempt to read FANTASY!

Published July 2nd 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Fifi
When I picked this book up, I was thinking that this book was going to be the best, but then I got a bit disappointed because the ending was a bit boring and predictable. In my opinion Dorian is stupid and I always will hate him ! SORRY Dorian lovers I meant no harm!
Kitten Kisser
One mermaid by the name of Luce decides to try the impossible; make peace with the humans. Outcast by many of her own kind & hunted by the humans, Luce has taken on a momentous task. She was a teen girl, now she is a general in an army unlike any other. Despite the mermaids ability to simply sing humans to their death, Luce convinces the army known as the Twice Lost to sing to the water. The song is healing but some don't want peace. Some don't want Luce to succeed. Lines are crossed & u ...more
Mizuki
This book is somewhere between 2.5 to 3 stars, I love the concept and the author's imagination but something feels very lacking in the characters, but I'm glad in the end (view spoiler).
Tori
This is one of my personal favorites. Sarah Porter is an amazing author with amazing talent. I feel I can relate so well to this book and the ideas behind it all... pure talent!

Porter has a way of making me feel everything the characters feel and putting me right there with them. When I read this, I felt I was in the character's body, feeling everything they felt physically and emotionally. Luce, the main character, so relate-able with her past of losing family and being sent to live with an abu
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Abby Jock
I think I'm in an aftershock right now because I really can't feel any FEELS right now. I'm suprisingly okay with Luce still being in love with Dorian and I think that I'm actually mourning Anais because it was sort of tragic.
Julymary
The Lost Voices trilogy was like a roller coaster for me...

1st book - Okay, that's really nice.
2nd book - Ugh!
3rd book - Captivating.

In brief, the storyline of this series begins with a lot of potential. The problem lies on the development of the characters. I think the author could it do much better... Anyway, although the second book was a disaster for me (except for the last few chapters), Porter makes a great comeback in the third one. Now that's a story! It keeps me reading without rest. T
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Coralie
I was very impressed with this final book in the trilogy. I do think it would be much more easily appreciated if you have read the previous two books, so I highly recommend that. However, having read the previous two books and haven fallen completely for the bittersweet nature of the story, I can say that this book was astounding! The imagery and the writing was just as tragically beautiful as was expected from Ms. Porter. I have always felt that the mark of a true writer was the ability to pull ...more
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