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Verona is a bottom feeder. She is the one mer in her clan who is considered the ugliest and least intelligent. Growing up with constant bullying and abuse wasn't the worst of what her kind had in store for her. At 17 years old, she must now endure The Reckoning.
The scales will measure her worth to her clan. Will she endure 30 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 20, and find a mer of her kind to accept her and marry her? Or will she suffer exile for the rest of her life?
All summer long, join the authors of the Falling in Deep Collection for unique tales of creatures from the deep! From mermaids to sirens, Miami to Athens, dark paranormal romance to contemporary stories with steam to folktales, the 15 award-winning and best-selling authors of the Falling in Deep Collection are bringing you mermaid tales like you've never seen before.
The Falling in Deep Collection
Scales by Pauline Creeden Ink: A Mermaid Romance by Melanie Karsak Of Ocean and Ash by A. R. Draeger Deep Breath by J. M. Miller At the Heart of the Deep by Carrie Wells The Mermaid's Den by Ella Malone The Water Is Sweeter by Eli Constant The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless An Officer & a Mermaid by Blaire Edens How to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes Cold Water Bridegroom by B. Brumley A Beyond the Sea Prequel by Emily Goodwin Immersed by Katie Hayoz Siren's Kiss by Margo Bond Collins To Each His Own by Anna Albergucci
©2015 Pauline Creeden (P)2015 Pauline Creeden
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3 out of 5 stars
By W!l9F10w3R on 04-24-17


Would you try another book from Pauline Creeden and/or Ioanna Malandrenias?

Yes I love the Sanctuary series

Would you be willing to try another book from Pauline Creeden? Why or why not?

Yes I would I see potential

What three words best describe Ioanna Malandrenias’s voice?

good, defined, quiet

Did Scales inspire you to do anything?

no, It was a good book not her best.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Taj on 01-06-16

Ethereal story and vocals

Listening to Scales was just the sort of short fiction experience I was looking for. Sometimes a bit of short fiction is what I want from a listen and this gave me what I wanted. I'm not usually interested in the young adult fantasy genre, but something about this YA title pulled me in. Not for nothing, my enjoyment of this title was due in large part by the narrator. The narrator Ioanna Malandrenias, has such a rich voice, that emotes vulnerability and the sensual allure of the sea. There was so much complexity in the narration that it really painted a beautiful picture with the author's words. I'd certainly listen to this one again and I'd love to see more from both author and narrator. Do I smell a sequel?

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