Fable by Adrienne Young

This book’s foreword spoke to me since I lost my father 3 years ago and I seem to bring it up a lot in my posts. But losing a parent is like losing a piece of yourself especially when you thought of them as your best friend. I can see the echoes of grief in this book and the pain. 

I loved the descriptive imagery of this book, they were in a tight spot and had to work their way out of it. It was a bit more of the drudgery and becoming a cohesive unit and learning to trust, we did get a fun adventure and some chase. But you have to form a bond in a crew and being able to see that form is key. We do have the nightmares of storms from Fable and the promise of adventure from this new young crew.

The code of not letting anyone know who you care for which in turn neglects the  person you care most for is tragic but a way of life to keep them safe.  Fable wants a connection, a family, to be loved, to earn a place, but the people that we are used to just giving those things freely can’t give them. It’s so hard watching her get turned down and turned out. She is so strong and doesn’t let the setbacks and disappointments sink in too long before she moves on trying to survive. I will tell you I would not be strong enough for that world. 

The villains in this story as usual are despicable but the end leaves you wondering if you are missing a part of the story! I can’t wait for Namesake to find out more about Isolde’s past and I am curious about Zola. 

I am hoping we can trust West! Anyone else have any ideas about that?

  • Will we get to encounter Holland, she seems fierce as hell?
  • I want to meet another gem sage so Fable can get an apprenticeship!
  • Can we go on Saint’s ship in disguise just to see what it’s like?
  • Will we get to go to the island her mother is from?

Recommend- If you like scallywags, ships, a little romance, buried treasure and kickass females!Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫

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Synopsis:

For seventeen-year-old Fable, the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home she 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. Fable takes you on a spectacular journey filled with romance, intrigue, and adventure.

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