Trader. Fighter. Survivor. : Fable by Adrienne Young // Book Review

“Keep your knife where you can reach it.

Never, ever owe anyone anything.

Nothing is free.

Always construct a lie from truth.

Never, under any circumstances, reveal what or who matters to you.”

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Fable

Author: Adrienne Young

Genre: Young Adult > Fantasy

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Published: September 1, 2020

Format Read: Ebook via Netgalley

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Book Blurb

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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About The Author

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New York Times bestselling author of SKY IN THE DEEP, THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK & FABLE from Wednesday Books. Agent: Barbara Poelle, IGLA

Adrienne Young is a born and bred Texan turned California girl. 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, scouring antique fairs for old books, sipping wine over long dinners, or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings beneath the West Coast sun.

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Pirates, Daddy Issues, and Characters I Want to Adopt

Much thanks to Netgalley and Wednesday Books for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own. Also, all quotes are taken from the ARC and may be different in the final published copy.

📚 Series? Yes.
📚 Genre? YA Fantasy.
📚 Read for? #NetgalleyNovember
📚 Cliffhanger? Yes.

⚠ Book Tags :  Pirates. Adventure.

I wasn’t expecting that I’ll be reading a YA fantasy book about pirates, but I did. And as much as this can come to be a surprise to some, I am quite satisfied that I made that choice.

Fable tells the story of Fable, a girl left by her father to her own devices when she was just 14 years old after her mother passed away. Fast forward to 4 years later, she was able to thrive independently. She dredges for gems to gain enough coin in order to sail to where her father is.

This mission begins the journey we follow through in the book. As she jumps in on West’s ship, the Marigold, she gets to know a crew of misfits and we are brought to a rollercoaster adventure in the seas.

If you’re expectig something fast-paced, Fable is not the read for you. However, I hope you give it a chance because it led me to a story where the characters grew on me and I felt a strong urge to emphatize with whatever they are going through.

This book was very atmospheric and I just enjoyed being brought to their world. The author did a great job in describing the world, it really did feel like I was brought there. It was a very immersive journey and I had so much fun.

The only problem here, perhaps, is that it ends on a cliffhanger. So many questions are yet to be answered. However, Namesake is coming sometime soon and this awesome duology will get (hopefully), the conclusion it deserves.

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My Book Rating Breakdown

📚 Series? Yes.
📚 Genre? YA Fantasy.
📚 Read for? #NetgalleyNovember
📚 Cliffhanger? Yes.

⚠ Content Warnings: 
⚠ Book Tags :  Pirates. Adventure.

I wasn’t expecting that I’ll be reading a YA fantasy book about pirates, but I did. And as much as this can come to be a surprise to some, I am quite satisfied that I made that choice.

Fable tells the story of Fable, a girl left by her father to her own devices when she was just 14 years old after her mother passed away. Fast forward to 4 years later, she was able to thrive independently. She dredges for gems to gain enough coin in order to sail to where her father is.

This mission begins the journey we follow through in the book. As she jumps in on West’s ship, the Marigold, she gets to know a crew of misfits and we are brought to a rollercoaster adventure in the seas.

If you’re expectig something fast-paced, Fable is not the read for you. However, I hope you give it a chance because it led me to a story where the characters grew on me and I felt a strong urge to emphatize with whatever they are going through.

This book was very atmospheric and I just enjoyed being brought to their world. The author did a great job in describing the world, it really did feel like I was brought there. It was a very immersive journey and I had so much fun.

The only problem here, perhaps, is that it ends on a cliffhanger. So many questions are yet to be answered. However, Namesake is coming sometime soon and this awesome duology will get (hopefully), the conclusion it deserves.

Final Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | 4.7/5

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