Fable by Adrienne Young

This is the first book in the Fable duology

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.

But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn’t who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they’re going to stay alive.

Fable is the latest book from author of Sky in the Deep and The Girl the Sea Gave Back, Adrienne Young.

After being left stranded on Jeval, seeing Fable grow in herself and use the skills that her mother taught her. From the start you can see that Fable is a strong women who has a plan to get what she wants.

It was interesting to read a story that is based around the sea and pirates without it being a retelling of the Little Mermaid.

The pacing of the book made a lot of sense with it being set around sailing and it didn’t seem lacking in action or adventure in any parts.

I really enjoyed the relationships that Fable built with the crew of the Marigold as well as herself and West. The secrecy that surrounded Saint and learning bits and pieces of the course of the book definitely kept me reading to find out more.

The ending of Fable was definitely a cliffhanger which left me wanting Namesake right away.

Overall I really enjoyed Fable and I look forward to reading Namesake. This book is perfect for those who love romance.


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