[Review tour] Scales by Pauline Creeden

A Falling In Deep Collection Novella
by Pauline Creeden
Genre: Mermaid Fantasy
Verona is a bottom feeder. She is the one mer in her clan who is considered the ugliest and least intelligent. Growing up with the constant bullying and abuse wasn’t the worst of what her kind had in store for her. At seventeen years old, she must now endure “The Reckoning.”

The scales will measure her worth to her clan. Will she endure thirty days as a land-walker to gather information and knowledge to appease her clan and return a valued member? Will she wait three years, until she is twenty, and find a mer of her kind to accept her and marry her? Or will she suffer exile for the rest of her life?


This is my first experience with the whole mermaid fantasy story line an it was a actually a pretty good read. 
Verona is going through The Reckoning – it wasn’t explained very clearly by what I gather is she has to either live as a Land Walker for 30 days and bring back information and knowledge and find another mer who is willing to marry her or she has to  live in exile the rest of her days.
She is classed a Bottom Feeder in her society so most think she will exiled, which mean she will be in constant danger from fellow mers as she wont be protected.
She forced to go it alone and with very little hunting skills to feed herself she manages to learn how to use the spear. There is a fellow mer man who follows her called Bailey who helps her out every now and them, which is against the rules so to speak. We see Verona grow from being a weak mermaid into someone who can survive.
I am intertest to know what happens next as when Bailey protects her from his brothers and declares her for his own it looks like it is going to open up a whole new kettle of fish.
4 stars
Pauline Creeden is an award-winning author, horse trainer, and overall book ninja. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie’s Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Reader’s Choice Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.



I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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