Coranne (or Amanda C.) from Short and Sweet Reviews hosts a weekly feature called "The Best Book Ever." Each week, different bloggers (some stay the same each week) will be "facing off" Food Network style to tell you why their choice of book is the best one in the genre. Each week a different topic will be featured.
This week's topic... Strong Female ProtagonistAgain, this was another super easy pick for me this week. There is no denying how much I LOVE the book I chose to push. It is fabulous. Beyond fabulous, actually. I'm a big sucker for a mermaid book, so it's no surprise that I chose this one. I'm sure I'll mention it again when mermaids are a topic (for entirely different reasons). But for now, everyone should know how incredible I think Luce is in the role of strong female lead. (That totally sounds like a Grammy speech.. haha). To find out why I chose this book for my push this week, check out the meme...
My featured book:
Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: the mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks. Luce possesses an extraordinary singing talent, which makes her important to the tribe—she may even have a shot at becoming their queen. However her struggle to retain her humanity puts her at odds with her new friends. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder? The first book in a trilogy, Lost Voices is a captivating and wildly original tale about finding a voice, the healing power of friendship, and the strength it takes to forgive.
If you want to read my full review for the book I will be pushing, you can check it out here. Then check out Short and Sweet Reviews to see what other books are being featured.
Next week's topic: Good Guy Gets the Girl