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Fable ~ Book Review

Book Title: Fable
Author: Adrienne Young
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Target Audience: Young Adult
Publication date: 26 January 2021 (according to NetGalley)
Format: Kindle


Why I chose this?

i have heard a lot about this author so when I heard she had a new book being released I jumped at the chance to read it.


What it’s about

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 takes you on a spectacular journey filled with romance, intrigue and adventure.


What I Thought

Thank you to NetGalley and Titan Books for the opportunity to read this eArc in exchange for this honest feedback.

I’ll start with the couple of negatives I came across with this book. For me, it took a little while to get into this story as the plot and the characters didn’t seem fully fleshed out at first. One of the characters is like this for practically the entire book, and if I wasn’t writing this straight after finishing, then I wouldn’t have even remembered his name (Hamish).

Once I pushed through Fable being on Joval it started to get better. Fable is all about survival and family and what we make of ourselves when we found ourselves in situations that are for lack of a better word difficult. Fable as a character has gone through a lot and shows remarkable resilience and finds herself on the Marigold which has West as it’s Helmsman.

The crew of the Marigold has its fair share of problems and it is something we get to unravel slowly as we make our way through. Although the world feels very small, I have a feeling that we’ll get to see much more of it in Namesake.

This is one I would carry on with due to the cliffhanger that we’re left on.


Star Rating

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