Scales (Falling in Deep 0.5) by Pauline Creeden

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Title: Scales
Author: Pauline Creeden
Published: May 26, 2015
Publisher: AltWit Press
Pages: 140
Genre: Fantasy
Review: ebook 
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



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?




I am glad I started reading this novella before I started Salt as it gave a bit of background to how Verona was treated. She was not treated the best being a bottom feeder yet I do wish the author would have gone into more detail of how the mermaid world worked. 
Verona will have three choices that she has to chose from while staying away from her people.
I think this mermaid series by this author is going to be pretty good. I plan on reading more to find out what Verona will choose and how she will survive.




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 a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Gold Award for First Place YA Horror Novel.

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