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Waking Storms (Lost Voices #2)

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  1,978 Ratings  ·  228 Reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Harcourt Children's Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Nia Ariel
Jan 04, 2013 Nia Ariel rated it did not like it
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Jan 07, 2013 Katy rated it it was ok
How can a book be so good yet so bad? To put it frankly, the story itself is great but the characters are all lacking so much common sense. First of Dorian (what kind of a name is that?) is a jerk from the beginning. He's the typical needy boyfriend who doesn't understand that his girlfriend is "the future of mermaids" and is in major danger from his species. Hello. Luce I can maybe give a little wiggle room because she's a fourteen (fifteen) year old girl who's just gotten her first boyfriend. ...more
Rosa Rivera
Sep 04, 2012 Erica rated it it was ok
I couldn't get more than halfway through this story. While I enjoyed reading the first installment of this series, and the overall premise of the story is interesting, the plot of this book just doesn't move fast enough. I can't muster up much enthusiasm for what's happening & I find myself losing interest in the book as soon as I put it down. Plus, the characters do not appeal to me whatsoever. I know I'm meant to dislike the other mermaids, especially their self-appointed, sociopathic lead ...more
Aug 06, 2012 Jaylia3 rated it it was amazing
As the adventure continues in this second book of the Lost Voices trilogy the story becomes bigger and is more and more interesting. Luce transformed from a human girl into a mermaid after suffering terrible abuse at the hands of her uncle in the last book, and for the first time in her life she found herself part of a close-knit group when she became a member of a mermaid tribe. By the beginning of Waking Storms, however, she is on her own. Her former tribe is divided and increasingly violent, ...more
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Summary: After leaving the mermaid group - whose only pleasure was found in killing innocent people - Luce is on her own. After attempting to separate herself from their actions and live her own life, Luce finds herself being pulled back.

Life can only get worse for Luce as she struggles to keep her feelings for Dorian from making her do something drastic. But that's the worst of her p
Nov 05, 2011 Krystal rated it it was amazing
The second book in the Lost Voices series does not disappoint. Luce remains apart from the tribe, she can’t agree with their newest leader, Anais. Anais will be the antagonist of this book; she is hard to like-assuming the reader even tries. Luce, on the other hand, has blossomed into an even better heroine. She is understanding, compassionate, brave, and strong. She pulls the whole novel together.

The boy who Luce saved from the ship wreck in Lost Voices wants vengeance. He is suitable angry an
Jul 08, 2012 Candy rated it it was amazing
Lost Voices submerged us in a world of alluring mermaids with angelic voices; existing as a result of human cruelty. While the fear of being exposed to humans is always an issue, the greatest danger came from among the mermaids themselves. Waking Storms now brings the threat of human discovery to the fore and the boy rescued by Luce is the key.

We resurface to follow Dorian, alive and suffering. He struggles with feelings of hatred and thoughts of revenge for those who killed his family, blaming
Dec 30, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I really was happy when I got my hands on this book early. Lost Voices was pretty good and I thought this book was even better. I enjoyed reading about how Luce was very independent yet caring about her fellow mermaids and humans. The story brings together her life, love, and even hurt that she must struggle through to survive. The only part that I believed lagged on a bit was later in the book when she got swept away in the winter and ended up at the island. I won't go into detail because I don ...more
Randi (The Artist Formerly known as Guitar Chick)
Oh my gosh. Just wow. Wow. This was amazing.
My library was kind enough to give me an ARC copy, which I promptly fangirled over.
Lost Voices was one of my most favorite mermaid books published ever, so the sequel had huge expectations and lived up to them all.
It's a good bit slower than Lost Voices, but trust me, the payoff is amazing and there is action in small spurts. It's more about relationships and trust and the FBI.

The ending will hit you out of nowhere, and there were literally moments wh
Jan 15, 2016 Rebecca rated it it was ok
I liked Lost Voices, although I felt conflicted about giving it four stars - the idea itself was haunting but the writing was not that great. I downgraded Lost Voices from a 5 star after a couple days because I felt like the book was great, but still flawed in some ways.

Now about Waking Storms...I only made it through this book because about halfway through, I started skimming in the vain hope that Dorian would die. Really, I've read hundreds of YA novels and I can only think of one or two other
Feb 04, 2013 Trish rated it really liked it
Maybe because more happens in this book, I was happier with it than the first. More answers are given, but it seems like Luce just waits for someone to come along to tell her stories instead of going out and finding the answers herself. So powerful and yet so weak at the same time. Maybe that's what the author intended.

I just couldn't care about any of the characters that were so-called friends. Why she spoke to them again or lived near them was just strange. I would have left and never looked b
Rebecca Gordon
Aug 17, 2012 Rebecca Gordon rated it liked it
I really liked the concept of how mermaids were created in Lost Voices and could not wait to see what happened to Luce in Waking Storms by Sarah Porter. Luce has left her troubled and vicious tribe to try to live on her own and resist the urge to kill. Peace never lasts longs in the seas. However, Luce soon learns that her old tribe is facing collapse and Anais is being a cruel and conniving queen. Luce does not want to be queen instead she meets Dorian the boy she saved. The mermaids have alway ...more
Jenna (Bookiemoji)
Jul 05, 2012 Jenna (Bookiemoji) rated it really liked it
See the full review here.

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Oh joy, another mermaid book. Woo-hoo. Pass.” And I will not lie, even I have to suppress that opinion myself when it comes to mermaid stories. I don’t know what it is about them – it’s as though they have been perpetually cursed with the been there, done that effect. Causing those who read to say “eh” in the end, as one would to a B-rate movie. But are all mermaid stories B-rate?

Let’s talk about WAKING STORMS by Sarah Porte
Chapter by Chapter
Jul 26, 2012 Chapter by Chapter rated it it was amazing
After the events that took place in author Sarah Porter’s novel Lost Voices, I was pumped to begin seeing what happens next in Luce’s new life as a mermaid. For those of you who haven’t read Lost Voices but for some reason are reading this review, not only am I telling you to go and pick up the first novel because it blew my mind, but you should leave this review and check out the review of Lost Voices since this review will most likely have potential spoilers. Now, since I’m assuming that most ...more
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Waking Storms is the second book in The Lost Voices Trilogy. I actually enjoyed it more than I did the first book. At the end of the first book, during the funeral for one of the mermaids, in their grief, the mermaid tribe Luce was in took down a huge cruise ship. Luce never liked killing humans and she saved a boy about her age on the ship, breaking the laws of the mermaids. Never is a human supposed to live that has heard the mermaids sing and never are mermaids allowed to have anything to do ...more
Oct 02, 2012 Daniel rated it really liked it
I took it upon myself to read 'Lost Voices' a second time right before reading this so that plot details and characters' personalities were fresh in my head.

In this book, Porter's style changes a bit. She went from writing from the single POV of her main mer-girl, Luce, to writing in the POV of several other characters that involve different plot points.

The pacing was exactly like the first book, a little slow in places but it still gets your attention and leaves you on the edge of your seat. M
Rating: 2.5 out of 5

*A copy was provided by Harcourt for review purposes*

Warning: There are some minor spoilers ahead. Ye be warned

It's always hard to write a sequel and make it as good as the first book. Some authors have managed it, but, unfortunataly, Sarah Porter is not among those select few. The first book was thrilling, interesting, and I couldn't put it down. This one, unfortunately, wasn't like that at all.

I feel like I probably would have liked this book a bit more if not for the roman
Jun 27, 2012 Furrawn rated it liked it
original... parts of it I absolutely loved... certainly I feel like the story is exceptional- very original which is commendable... The writer has created a world that is quite believable... I find myself still thinking about it. Also, her tackling the subject of abuse is brave and done with understanding and respect. The reason for three stars instead of four stars is because parts of the book feel forced. The conclusion with Dorian in particular felt colorless. Dorian seemed to have faded into ...more
I'm still debating whether or not to knock this down to one star. It is amazing how you can tune into something just to see one horrible character bite the dust only to get a decent enough explaination as to why they're so deplorable, only to then become acquainted with an even worse character, whom you had to endure longer than you ever had to endure the other.

I was getting comfortable not feeling the amount of ire I feel right now towards this book and towards the son of a bitch who is, hands
Oct 15, 2014 Jess rated it it was ok
I had high expectations for this book after reading Lost Voices but it fell soo flat! It was that typical middle book in a trilogy that is just slogging along with no real content just filler for what I hope will be a grand finale....

Luce doesn't care about anything but Dorian in this book. It flips back and forth between her and Dorian loving each other so much. There are other hints of what the human FBI are up to and Luce makes light of the fact that they might be on to mermaids in general,
Review to come, but...

That ending? EW. Ew, ew, ew. Gore warning. Did not expect that given the overall tone of the last two books. At all.

I hope in the next book (view spoiler)
Sep 06, 2012 Ashlie rated it it was amazing
After falling in love with Lost Voices, I couldn't wait for Waking Storms. I was not disappointed. WS was just as poignant, but even more emotional and even more raw. By-the-book Luce makes many decisions in book two that help us to realize that she has maintained more of her humanity than any of the tribe and the temoc allow. Luce will have to make sacrifices and that means that one part fo her heart will break, no matter what she does.

There is so much more to this story than there was to LV.
Oct 07, 2012 Mae rated it liked it
I gave this book more of 3.5 stars. Just a tad shy of a 4.

I have to say, this book was much better than the first one, more adventure and stuff. It was much more interesting. And the end wasn't so cliffhangerish that I'm dying to know what happens next. The world was so believable and real, that I was so excited to know more about it that I couldn't stay away. I don't know what to expect in the next book, and I don't want to imagine. All this relies on Porter's shoulders. I can't wait! One thing
*Genre* YA Paranormal, Mermaids Trilogy
*Rating* 3.0

*First Thoughts*

Wow does Luce make some absolutely stupid mistakes in Waking Storms. From putting all her heart, soul, and energy into spending time with Dorian, to turning her back on her friends who looked towards Luce to save them from Anais only to discover humans have discovered their identity and war is right around the corner.

I liked the addition of Nausicaa and hope that she's not wrong in that Luce is the future of the mermaids. I liked
Oksana  *Bookaholic*
I was so bitterly disappointed when I finished this book, I could cry. I was so looking forward to this after Lost Voices... I will never be the same again. There will be lots of disgusting, disappointing spoilers throughout this review, so beware.

First of all - the reasons this is two stars, not one.

1. Nausicaa
She was one of the rare characters who didn't piss me off. She was interesting, fun, smart, old (3,000! Dannnng, hope I look as good as that when I'm her age) but cool, and never failed
Jun 13, 2014 Mizuki rated it liked it
I'm not a huge fan of mermaid but Waking Storms would have gained 4 stars from me if only the romance between the MC and her love interest doesn't irritate me so much.

I like the author's rich imagination and how she dealt with the politic within the mermaid groups and how she described the beauty of the mermaids' singing; how she wrote about the human starting to become suspicious of the existence of mermaids and wanting to hunt them down in the end. I am looking forward for the finale of the t
Jan 10, 2013 Shannon rated it liked it
I hated Anais saying that I think Luce could have done something to help the tribe before the unthinkable actually happened. I know that once she found her father at that island she wouldn't leave until he was safe somewhere with people. But I never could have guessed that nausiccaa's thoughts on Dorian could be true. I guess that men are always looking for the better looking or more available person. Never thinking that it might be something completely different than themselves. I just wish tha ...more
Oct 26, 2012 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a devastating continuation of Luce's story. I liked the contrast between Luce's problems with her whole race about to be exterminated and her having to save them somehow and the very mundane boyfriend troubles she has. And then the not-so-mundane boyfriend troubles she has!

I admit I wanted to smack Dorian several times. Luce I gave some leeway to, when she showed naivete or immature judgment, because she IS only fourteen and had a very isolating upbringing.

We learn more about the histor
Rose Liberty
Nov 24, 2013 Rose Liberty rated it it was ok
This book, quite frankly, p***** me off.

The majority of it is just her and Dorian mooning after one another and convinced they're in love and all that. If they'd been older - even just 17/18/19 - Then I'd of been able to take them more seriously. But all I kept thinking throughout the first half was GET A GRIP!

Things finally picked up when she found her dad, and I was gripped by the story again. But everything leading up to that (apart from Nausica) was a huge frustrating disappointment.

Some pe
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