Book Reviews

Book Review: Fable by Adrienne Young

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.
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.

Title: Fable
Author: Adrienne Young
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Format: Digital-ARC
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Rating:  4.8//5

Adrienne Young has quickly become an auto buy author for me, and has yet to disappoint. She is such an amazing story teller and Fable is no exception.

I love the character Fable so much. She’s strong, resourceful, and smart, but she’s also naive and careless sometimes. She makes rash decisions, thought out decisions, and is honestly one of the most human characters I’ve ever read. I love that although she has one main goal, her methods of achieving her goal change and grow as she learns and meets new people.

At the end of the day this book is about family. It’s about finding your OWN family and realizing who and what matters in life.

The crew of the ship Marigold is a family. These characters have been through hell together and have fought throughout their lives to get what they have. It’s more than just a ship, it’s a home.

I don’t have too much to stay overall because this is a unique story. The plot is very slow and a lot of time the plot is slowly moved forward because of character interactions and relationships – not necessarily by major plot happenings. Its unusual for a fantasy novel and I honestly absolutely loved it.

Its a beautiful story about finding your way, growing up, and finding out who you are on your own.

I highly recommend this story and if you haven’t already, check out Adrienne Young’s other books!


*thank you NetGalley for digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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