Freedom is a choice. Is she brave enough to take it or will she remain voiceless?
Moriah is a beautiful mermaid princess that lives in Zoara-Bela under her grandfather, King Abaddon’s cruel reign. On her 16th birthday, she must undergo her rite of passage in which a young mermaid must transform into a human, and live among them for a day without drawing suspicion from the world above.
It’s not until she meets Michael, a young, handsome man, that she witnesses the stark contrast between the openness and kindness of the human world and the bitter reality of her draconian society.
She returns to the city beneath the waves with a longing for the freedom of the shore in her heart. But getting her freedom isn’t as simple as using magic to get a pair of legs.
Moriah must risk her life to free her kingdom and uncover the secrets of her past and family. If she wants her freedom and the chance to love freely, she must stand up to the wicked king who will stop at nothing to crush any voice of dissent.
Time is running out and the fate of an entire kingdom rests on her shoulders.
“Voiceless…touches on contemporary social issues while giving much-deserved respect for the integrity of the original tale which inspired the novel. It has a cohesive plot that stands out as unique and a heroine that readers will care about. For anyone who is tired of watching beloved fairy tales that have fallen prey to Disneyfication, Voiceless is a bold and a much-welcome read.” – Vincent Dublado, Readers’ Favorite.
“Voiceless: A Mermaid’s Tale by Anna Finch is a beautiful story for fans of urban fantasy. …The writing is top-notch and the character development impeccable. There is also excellent plot handling and originality that set the story apart. Voiceless: A Mermaid’s Tale by Anna Finch is a beautiful story with lessons on love, freedom, and parenting.” – Romuald Dzemo, Reader’s Favorite.
“Voiceless: A Mermaid’s Tale is a work of fiction in the urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and family drama sub-genres, and was penned by author Anna Finch. …Although it has romantic elements, the story really homes in on the coming of age of a young woman and her desire to break out of a world that seeks to control and push her down, which is deeply inspiring to read and live alongside the heroine as she puts up her fight. Overall, I would highly recommend Voiceless: A Mermaid’s Tale as an accomplished work of mature YA fiction, suitable for fans of realistic emotional drama set in gorgeously developed fantasy worlds.” – K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite.
“Voiceless: A Mermaid’s Tale by Anna Finch…is a wonderful story that stands out in its originality, a coming-of-age story that follows an unusual character. The writing is simply gorgeous and I enjoyed the descriptive prose and the way Anna Finch crafts the setting. The awakening of the mermaid princess is an experience that is symbolic and has lessons for humans as well. By going through the traditional rite of passage, her eyes open to new realities and she begins to see the plight of her people from a unique angle. …Voiceless: A Mermaid’s Tale is engaging, emotionally rich, and hugely entertaining.” – Gobi Jane, Readers’ Favorite.
“Voiceless: A Mermaid’s Tale by Anna Finch is a young adult coming of age fantasy that revolves around the crown princess Moriah. … Anna Finch delivers a lot of fresh twists to a collection of stories that have changed little over time with Voiceless. … I loved the social construct Finch has made with a classist civilization who abhor the prospect of losing their positions, and gentle nods to other mermaid stories that many readers will have read before Voiceless was even an option. … Moriah’s betrothed Zachariel is a ten out of ten on the villain scale, making Voiceless one of the most intriguing fantasy novels I’ve read all year. Very highly recommended.” – Asher Syed, Readers’ Favorite.
To read the editorial reviews on Readers’ Favorite in full go to: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/voiceless
Publication Date: 20 October 2020
Author: Anna Finch
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Coming of Age, Dark Fairy Tale Retelling, Subverted Fairy Tale
Category: Young Adult
Page Count: 324 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-6489081-0-4 (ebook); 978-0-6489081-1-1 (paperback)
Voiceless: A Mermaid’s Tale is now available via Google Play Books, Apple iBooks, Amazon, Kobo, Nook and more!
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Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HWZ4YJG
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08HWZ4YJG
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