Welcome to my stop for Scales by Pauline Creeden.
I am so excited to share this mer Novella.
I am loving the awesome cover, but I have so much more to share with you. Be sure and read my review and the excerpt we are sharing today.
Cover: Quirky Bird
Scales by Pauline Creeden is a mermaid novella and does not stand alone.
I love anything to do with mer people and when I see a book, I will grab it pronto. The cover is beautiful and the title catchy, makes me think I will enjoy Pauline’s writing.
The Reckoning has come for Verona. Will she choose the land or the sea?
I wonder…do mers go to school? Do they learn to read and write? Do they quote Shakespeare?
Pauline’s vivid and detailed description of Verona changing from breathing water to breathing air had me hanging on her every word.
I feel Verona’s sense of accomplishment when she catches her first fish. She has worked hard to learn something I had thought would come easily to her. Pauline does a great job of showing us her growth and development as she struggles to survive.
Verona has made friends with the horses of Chincoteague. When the annual roundup occurrs, she feels like she is losing her furry friends. At least they will be together, she thinks, but she is so alone. I have read about the horses and find it fascinating.
I do not see a lot of mer books, so I am always on the lookout for an original approach to the subject. Pauline’s writing kept my interest throughout the novella.
The novella ends abruptly and I was pissed. LOL Now I have to wait to find out what happens next, but I will be waiting.
I received Scales by Pauline Creeden in return for an honest review.
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?
ABOUT PAULINE CREEDEN
Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. 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.
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