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Book Review: Fable (Fable #1)

Book Details:

  • Published Date: September 1, 2020
  • Author: Adrienne Young
  • Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Length: 361 pages
Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the DeepNew 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.  (Amazon)

I’ll be honest, what made me add this book to my TBR in the first place was 100% because of the cover. Then I saw the book up close at Barnes & Noble and just had to buy the book. I have a bad habit of wanting to read books because of the covers and you know what they say (no, I’m not gonna say the quote lol).

I thought this book was good for what it was. The story follows Fable who is pretty much left for dead after her mother’s death by her Father, Saint. From this point she has to learn how to survive and she builds off of that from what her taught her before she died. She decides to sell gems for money so that she can get enough money to get away and prove to her father that she is strong enough to be in his crew.

The world building in this book was great. I will say, I did find myself bored a couple times, but that didn’t take away from the book being a good read. I will definitely be reading the second book once I get the copy in the mail.

My Rating:

3 star

Have you read Fable? What were your thoughts?


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