Namesake by Adrienne Young
Also by this author: Sky in the Deep, The Girl the Sea Gave Back
Series: Fable #2
Also in this series: Fable
Published by Wednesday Books
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Read in: March 2021
Reading Challenges: 2021 GoodReads
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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.
With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and the rest of the crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when Fable becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination, she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems.
As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception, she learns that the secrets her mother took to her grave are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them, then she must risk everything—including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found. - via GoodReads
I read and truly enjoyed Fable last year. It only made sense that I would want to continue the story with Namesake by Adrienne Young. It was an added bonus that Lillian from Mom with a Reading Problem wanted to buddy read with me.
Namesake picked up right where Fable left off. The first 20% really seemed to move kind of slowly. This sometimes happens in Young’s books. Once things picked up, they really picked up! It became a breathless whirlwind of activity. I really enjoyed it. Namesake still has Young’s beautiful descriptions. There was also a bit of a mystery and I wasn’t sure how it was going to end and it kept me on the edge of my seat not knowing.
The beginning of Namesake had me questioning everything I knew about the characters I have come to know and love and love to hate. Young had me questioning if West was the man I had come to know. We did start to see new depths but I didn’t think that they were bad new characteristics. I really feel like Fable was starting to learn who she was. So much of the last few years for her were spent just surviving. I really loved getting to know Clove better. I was also pretty happy to see a character come back from Fable. I really didn’t think we were done with them yet.
I am so glad that I read both Fable and Namesake. After this duology Adrienne Young has a spot on my auto-read list.
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- 2021 GoodReads