2021 · Book review

Book Review: Fable by Adrienne Young @adriennebooks @TitanBooks

I had the pleasure of reading this book along with a bunch of lovely ladies over on Instagram as a buddy read. Fable by Adrienne Young is rereleased today by Titan Books.

About the book

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 fathers 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.

My thoughts

We meet Fable four years after her mother was drowned in a shipwreck and her father left her on an island to fend for herself. It’s an island where you have to keep your wits about you, a place you could never call home, a place that is dangerous. Fable has spent the four years dredging, making and saving money to be able to leave the island and return to her father.

Things are never that simple though and Fable has many battles to fight along the way, she has to prove her worth and in doing so a fantastic character has been born. Fable is only 17 but god does she have balls, she’s feisty, determined and down right gutsy. I loved her.

The story is actually full of fantastic characters whether you love them or loathe them they certainly come to life.

I adored the setting for Fable, Adrienne Young has written a story filled with detail which makes it so easy to visualise. I’d love this to be made into a film or tv series. That would absolutely make my day.

With a hint of romance, danger, many obstacles to over come and masterfully crafted characters this was a gripping read. I was totally drawn into this story and when it ended I felt bereft, thank goodness it’s not too long until the sequel, Namesake is released.

I’ll definitely be recommending Fable to all, it’s a story I can’t wait to reread and it’s a definite 5 stars from me.

Massive thanks to Titan Books for the arc via NetGalley.

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