Author: Adrienne Young
Release date: September 1, 2020
Rating: 4 STARS
Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the Deep, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Fable, the first book in this new captivating duology.
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.
This is my first book read by Adrienne Young. Fable is the story of a young girl who had to learn to survive alone because her father left her on an island and her mother is alone. Her father wanted her to learn to survive and to become a fighter. After four years she becomes a fighter and now she feels that she is ready to find her father and to receive what’s hers.
“The only safety that existed was in being completely alone.”
Because she was on an island she needed a ship to leave the island and she asked West and his crew to take her on the board of Marigold. At first, his crew was very wary of her but slowly the crew becomes her family.
“I’d crossed the Narrows for a man who’s probably never even loved me. For a dream that would never come true.”
Fable knew that she can’t stay with West and his crew because her goal is her father. She discovered the secrets of her father and the secrets of West and she realized that everyone is in danger because of her and her secrets. She wasn’t sure if she can’t trust West but after her father disappointed her West was there to help her and to protect her.
“I have thought about you every single day since that day. Maybe every hour. I’ve counted days to go back to the island, and I pushed us into storms I shouldn’t have because I didn’t want to not be there when you woke up. I didn’t want you to wait for me. Ever. Or to think I wasn’t coming back.”
I loved the relationship between West and Fable. I liked the West’s crew and they protect each other and. I liked Fable because she was a fighter and she was very confident that she will find her father. Fable is full of twists, secrets, and friendship, and I cannot wait to read the second book of this duology.
About the author
Adrienne Young is the New York Times and Indie bestselling author of the Fable duology and the Sky in the Deep duology. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, sipping wine over long dinners or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
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