- File Size: 1179 KB
- Print Length: 92 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: AltWit Press (May 26, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 26, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00UYIGO0S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,683 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Scales: A Falling In Deep Collection Novella Kindle Edition
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I loved the action and surprises that this book held. I liked how everyday life problems that we as humans go through was written into the life of a mermaid with a slight twist. As Pauline Creeden took me diving into the waters off of Bermuda she made this land walkers dream come true. As I love the water and to swim. I totally immersed myself and found a new love of the water. I am so looking forward to more from the land of Mer from Pauline Creeden in the near future.
In the end, my greatest regret was that this story wasn’t anywhere near long enough. Novellas rarely are, but in this case, the story will be continued in a full length novel, Salt. Scales really is just the tip of this story, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of it!
The story starts off with Verona being exiled from their community for being a bottomfeeder, the lowest member of their group. Her options are limited, but she will be killed if she stays. Her dilemma reminded me of something Albert Einstein said: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Verona isn’t struggling because she isn’t smart. She’s struggling because she was told she isn’t smart. This is something that I think every reader will be able to relate to, and I think following her journey will feel very empowering.
Series: Scales #1
Category /Genre: N/A, Paranormal Romance
Recommended for: 12+ mature teens
Received from: Pauline Creedan (in exchange for an honest review)
Grammar/editing: ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused
This is a prequel in a new series. They will need to be read in order.
I felt so bad for Verona (Her mother named for the city of Romeo and Juliet). She has been labeled as a bottom-feeder by her clan, meaning that she is not intelligent and/or too emotional. Because of this, she has been bullied since she was very young and is now subject to exile. To rejoin her clan, she would need to either spend a month on land returning with knowledge not yet known about the humans, or be claimed by a mer-man as his bride. Her father has filled her with fear of the land-walkers and it is very unlikely that anyone will claim a bottom-feeder. This leaves her with permanent exile as her only option, struggling between the fear of being discovered by the bullies, the sharks, or the humans.
Now, imagine yourself being put to a similar test based on who you were at say 15 or 16 years old. Released from home with nothing more than the shirt on your back. You have no survival skills, no money, nobody to turn to for comfort, entertainment, or protection. How long would you last? What would you do?
Though there were times that I was frustrated with Verona for not doing what I might do in the given situation, I was also filled with sympathy for her fears and trepidation. This isn’t my story, it’s hers. Her only respites are her visits with the wild horses of Chincoteague Island and stealthily watching soap operas through the back windows of Betty’s house.Read more ›
What I love about this book is the beautiful way the author make me see the main character story. Spoiler alert. Verona is a bottom feeder and look down on by all the other Mer. For any teenager who knows what it's like to feel different, this book will intrigue. She is tormented by Mer both young and old except for Bailey, then there is a human name Betty who is just as lonely as Verona. The main character has a friendship that started with her watching the soap from Betty's window while she in her ocean. Her world is full of danger not just from shark, human but her own kind as well can she make it out on her own and become a full member of her clan. This book is full of adventure, has a fast pace and interesting characters and not all of them human.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lovely story. I just want to read on, but there isn't another book :'(Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is the first book of its kind(merpeople) I've read. Will be following along with future books in this series.Published 18 days ago by tm
I enjoyed the story. Super easy read and exciting plot. I find It interesting that in almost any society there are outcasts. Even in a mer world. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scubamermaid
Scales by Pauline Creeden is a unique and intriguing story involving a combination of the fantastical mer-people of Bermuda and the common, real-to-life elements of discrimination,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by CC
I loved this little story and I hate that it was so short! It made me smile and cry! Lots of feeling in this book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by erecia
I bought the Falling in Deep collection as I enjoy mermaid stories. Having already read two of the stories in this box set I excitedly started reading the rest. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lola
This is not a stand alone. This novella is beautifully written – I purchased it because I love Pauline Creeden’s writing. Unfortunately it is broken up into two sections. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. Maria Tweedy @bookwormanista
This was a really beautiful story. I love mermaids so the fantasy elements really appealed to me. It also dealt with some pretty intense issues of exile and unethical treatment... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Allyson Bright
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