Fable by Adrienne Young (357 Pages)
Adrienne Young Tells the Story of a Young Girl Named Fable Who Will Stop at Nothing to Find her Father
Four years ago, Fable watched her mother drown at sea, and then her father left her on a dangerous island full of thieves. Fueled by her need to get off the island and demand a place in her powerful father’s crew, Fable learned how to survive by becoming extremely resourceful and trusting no one. With her mother’s skills and father’s cunning spirit in her back pocket, she will do whatever it takes to grab the life she rightfully deserves.
When the opportunity arises, Fable enlists the help of West, a young trader with a dark past. Fable, West, and the rest of the crew set out on a journey at sea, but Fable soon finds that she isn’t the only one on deck keeping secrets about who they are. As different threats and treacherous storms begin to close in on them, Fable learns that to be a survivor, she must embrace the deepest, darkest trenches of the sea.
A Gripping Tale Filled with Adventure, Romance, and Most of All – Heartbreaking Lies
Fable by Adrienne Young is a beautifully written adventure that sets the scene with a dangerous world at sea where everyone does what they need to survive. The world-building in this story is absolutely incredible, with vivid descriptions and cutthroat characters. There’s no room for gentleness here because one slip up can have you floating at the bottom of the ocean. The perilous environment of The Narrows is what raised the stakes for our fierce protagonist, Fable. In order to survive on her own, she relied on her wits and skills to become a masterful dredger to earn her keep.
Fable is the type of female character that had me throwing my fist in the air. With her quick wits and crafty mind, she had exactly what it takes to survive the savage island of Jeval by keeping her head down and learning the rules of the game. Throughout the whole story, everything she did, every turn she took, screamed survivor, but she was so much more by the end of this book. She was a fighter.
The Bottom Line: 5/5 Brookie Stars
Adrienne Young fueled my found family heart with the fleshed out, flawed characters in this book. Forced to fend for herself all this time, Fable finally found a home on West’s ship with his crew. Four years ago, Fable lost both her mother and her father in forty-eight hours, but with a twist of fate and some lucky copper, she found her family.
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Brittany Amalfi is a 20- something- year- old developmental specialist living in Massachusetts where she loves all things New England. Brittany is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing, and working on her young adult fantasy novel. When she isn’t writing, you can find her reading, working with awesome kiddos, and spending time with friends and family.
Favourite book: I can only choose one? Shadow and Bone by Leigh bardugo
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