Scales is your typical heroine origins story. And like all good origin stories, the main character is an orphan girl, coming of age and wanting to avoid the life fate has in store for her. Instead of her becoming a vampire, like most of these stories seem to go, she is a shape shifting gargoyle. A bit of originality—I can’t say I’ve read any other books about that. However, the book does follow the normal recipe a reader of young adult fiction has come to expect.
I will give the author credit, she is writing about what she knows. The author traveled and studied abroad, so low and behold, so is her character. This means the books is trustworthy in its facts. Nothing worse than an author writing about a country they have never visited.
The book didn’t emotionally pull me in, but the plot twists, upcoming reveals and secrets, are sure to keep any reader flipping the pages. I would say this book is marketed more toward young adults who enjoy fantasy novels. The con-play crowd are sure to enjoy this tale. So if that’s your thing, then you should def spice up your reading life by taking a break from dragons, zombies, and vampires—and give some gargoyles a try in “Scales.”
I received “Scales” for free from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Scales (Fate and Fire Trilogy) by Amity Green