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The Twice Lost (Lost Voices #3)

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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 exil
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Hardcover, 471 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Annie
Jun 22, 2012 Annie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Update:
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
Jul 14, 2012 Natasha rated it really liked it
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Megan
Nov 19, 2012 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why is Dorain being so dumb! Luce gave up everything for him!!!!! I can't wait for this book to come out!!!!!! :D
Tina
Jul 02, 2013 Tina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I could not finish this book.
Lauren
Sep 03, 2012 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Jaylia3
Jun 08, 2013 Jaylia3 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 19, 2013 Cheryl rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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Miranda
Jun 30, 2013 Miranda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Twice Lost by Sarah Porter review
(Book finished in two days!)

Firstly, it’s important to note that The Twice Lost is the third book in a wonderful trilogy. If you haven’t read its 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, mist
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Annette
Jul 03, 2013 Annette rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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Mizuki
Jun 07, 2014 Mizuki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: it-is-okay
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).
Shelly
WHAT THE CRAP???Is there really going to be another trilogy to lost voices??WOW!!!!I cant wait till july 2013!!!
Brianna
Aug 04, 2012 Brianna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, but first still stands to be the best.
Maciej
Jun 25, 2013 Maciej rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Soobie's heartbroken
And this series is finally over.

I started reading The Lost Voices because of the wonderful cover of the first volume. And, yeah, mermaids are one of my guilty pleasures.

Unfortunately I read the first two installments in November 2013 and January 2014. It was so long ago that I almost forgot everything about the plot. I know, that's my fault since I'm perfectly aware that my memory - when it comes to books, TV series and manga - is more than terrible. For this reason it was king of difficult to
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Lindsay Victoria
Mar 16, 2016 Lindsay Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I AM FULL OF LONGING AND SORROW. THIS BOOK IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.
-spoilers ahead-
For some reason it felt like it took me a long time to finish this book. There was a lot of heavy things going on all the time and it took me awhile to get through. Don't get me wrong, I loved every minute of it. The emotions that Sarah Porter portrayed were so real and raw, and I got emotional and teary-eyed at the end. Not to mention the gorgeously described scenery.
While I didn't like Dorian, I was happy that
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Ashley
Jun 24, 2013 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Viviana
Jul 16, 2013 Viviana rated it really liked it
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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Shelby Mc.
Jul 03, 2013 Shelby Mc. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Jess
Oct 20, 2014 Jess rated it really liked it
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
Victoria Johnson
Jan 24, 2015 Victoria Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MUCH better than the first two books. I still hate Dorian but at least his selfishness was acknowledged by Luce. Sometimes I found it difficult to connect with Luce but that really changed in this book. By the end I felt legitimately proud of her.
The dialogue that tried too hard to sound like real teenagers in the first books was toned down in book three which I appreciated greatly. Also there was more Catarina and Nausicaa, who were always my favorite characters. I especially loved the one chap
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Shanti
Jan 27, 2014 Shanti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kate Petrocione
Feb 24, 2017 Kate Petrocione rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's really hard for me to sum up this series. It's probably the first series I've truly enjoyed reading in a very long time. I can readily admit to liking mermaids A LOT more than I did previously. . .The book was awesome. I am SO HAPPY that (view spoiler) S ...more
Shelley
*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
Mariah Jensen
Jun 29, 2014 Mariah Jensen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was unsure after the second book but I ended up loving the last installment of the trilogy.

SPOILERS
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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!
Abby jock
Feb 15, 2013 Abby jock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I think I'm in an aftershock right now because I really can't feel any opinions 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.
Chris
Aug 09, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. The story had enough differences from run of the mill mermaid stories to make it engaging. I picked up this last of a trilogy first and now will have to go back and read the first two.
Melo
May 05, 2014 Melo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Nia Ariel
Nov 17, 2012 Nia Ariel marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
As long as Dorian isn't in it, I think I'll enjoy this one.
Mrs. Elizabeth Barrett
I'm sad to see this series come to an end even though this book was a little drawn out. I loved the idea behind the Twice Lost Army but General Luce wasn't as believable.

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