Fable by Adrienne Young
Updated: Apr 21
I finally finished Fable! You guys I am so excited to share with you my thoughts about this wonderful read! Also if you have a Goodreads account check me out @Amanda the Book Witch. Now before I get into my review, below is a quick summary of what the book is about. Keep in mind that the very bottom of this post will have a spoiler alert listed, for a more detailed review.
“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 gets a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars!
Why does Fable get a five out of five stars? There are a few ways to tell if a writer is a fantastic story teller. One of the most significant ways to tell if a writer is a natural story teller is if the writer can create characters in the story that feel not only relatable but truly genuine. Fable’s character was a strong female character who captured my heart and would not let it go. I was so concerned with her future that I found myself thinking of her during the day. I wanted to do nothing but sit down and read more of her story. The conflict between her survival in a place that I personally, do not have much experience with, was captivating. This book was not like any of the other books I normally read as they usual revolve around magic or fantasy. This book was not geared towards that type of world but the world of the sea. The rules of traders and shipmates. The scary world of living near the sea and barely getting by. I kept reading because the story became like an emotional investment for me. The relationships Fable encountered were formed by rules and limitations. For a while it was as if I was holding my breath waiting for her to bend her heart. The story was full of adventure and the readers were sent off to sea to embark the secrets that lay deep within the hearts of the characters. The book Fable was worthy of five stars because Adrienne Young took the time to construct well thought out characters who become people that the reader cares about. She took the time to describe the harshness of the sea and the unforgiving stories of heart ache and pain the storms of life can bring. The story line leaves you wanting more. The descriptions of the people and places were written so beautifully and clearly, reading this tale was an easy task. It held my attention until the very end.
❤ Spoilers below! Read at your own risk!!❤
I am still learning how to write reviews without too many spoilers but just enough to say how I felt about the book. So please if you have any advice or any input to add feel free to comment! I want more input!
Fable was left and abandoned by her Father after her mother died. Saint felt really cold and heartless from the beginning. How could any father leave their child, especially after she lost her Mother? I had trouble at first wrapping my head around this thought. But after I continued to read I began to see that maybe her father was just so emotionally withdrawn after her mother passed. Maybe he felt he could not provide a safe life for her, or maybe he just could not look at her without thinking of his wife. Fable made a way for herself the best she could to survive, and found herself on the Marigold. Upon meeting the crew, I felt like she had made a huge mistake boarding a ship because of how rude and cruel everyone behaved towards her. West always seemed like he was protecting his crew mates. The storm that the crew faced and the way West behaved, hinted to me that there was another reason why he was so concerned with Fable’s future. Saint and West’s history took me by surprise. He seemed like he had a lot hidden and didn’t let many people close to him. Over time I began to realize that there was something more and this is when the book began to become very interesting. Once I saw what was happening, I had to now that Fable and West would take the leap. I am very happy the way the story played out, and the ending only left me wanting more of their story. As soon as Namesake is available, I will be reading it!
Have you read Fable? What did you think?