by Adrienne Young
Series: Fable #1
Published by Wednesday Books
Release Date: September 1st 2020
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Format Read: ARC
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.
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Can we all take a moment to applaud Adrienne Young’s ability to write books that connect with you on a deeper level? She did it with Sky in the Deep, and now she has done it again with Fable. Young’s characters feel real. Their struggles become your struggles; their pain is your pain. When I read Sky and the Deep, Eelyn’s love for her brother and her pain at losing him resonated with me. In Fable, Fable’s complicated relationship with her dad tugged on my heartstrings. I don’t know how Young manages to write books that resonate with me so deeply, but she does. It must be magic.
One of my favorite things about Fable is how atmospheric it is. The details in Fable are incredible. You truly feel as if you’re diving in the ocean with Fable, seeing all of the beautiful, vast depths of the sea. You’ll feel as if you’re on a ship sailing out on the sea, wind in her hair, salt in the air, long after you close the book.
I could go on and on about the setting and the characters (don’t tempt me), but instead, I encourage you to pick this book up yourself and read it. Fable is a story full of adventure, grit, bravery, healing, and found family. It’s about survival. If you’re a fan of pirates, tough heroines, and the found family trope, then you’ll love this book.
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