Fable by Adrienne Young
Also by this author: Sky in the Deep, The Girl the Sea Gave Back
Series: Fable #1
Also in this series: Namesake
Published by Wednesday Books
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: eARC, Audiobook
Read in: September 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
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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. - via GoodReads
I decided to read Fable by Adrienne Young because I really enjoyed Sky in the Deep. I didn’t love The Girl the Sea Gave Back as much. When I heard Young had a new release I had to give it a shot! The title really caught my attention and I wanted to know which way I would land after reading Fable.
I really wasn’t sure how Young was going to be able to pull what I thought the plot of Fable was through such a long book. At first I thought it was going to be thing A was the end goal, then I moved to thing B….then thing C.
Young lured me in to a false sense of resolution multiple times. I’m not even mad about it. Young took the best thing about Sky in the Deep which for me was immersive, descriptive, and beautiful writing and put it in the fast moving plot of Fable.
Fable is a girl looking to belong. She’s not very trusting and I don’t think anyone can blame her. I really loved the crew of the Marigold. They make no bones about doing what needs to be done to survive.
The rest of the cast of characters have memorable personalities. There are no excess characters. Each one has an important role to play.
The writing in Fable is what really made it shine. I felt like I could have been on that ship with Fable. I loved it and I can’t wait for the sequel to come out in March!
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- 2020 GoodReads