Fable Book Review

Fable is the first book in the series by Adrienne Young.


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.

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.


I really enjoyed diving into Fable and Young weaves an amazing story. Fable is such a strong girl which in the past couple of years have used what her mum taught her to survive on Jeval. She is an amazing diver and is able to find gems and metal that allows her to get coins to escape from the island.

Fable is a very independent girl who seems to rely on a young man called West as she looks forward to seeing him and he always comes back. After a number of events happens, she joins West on his ship the Marigold and she meets the crew who don’t like that she is there. The interaction between West and his crew Willa, Harrison, Paj and Auster.

Fable slowly builds a relationship with the crew over the course passage and learns that not everything is as it seems. The mystery about Saint and the reveal about who he is to her builds the pinnacle of the story and how she uses this relationship with Saint to help the Marigold crew is heart warming. Young builds such a heartwarming relationship between West and Fable that I truely want to read more.

The end of Fable has me itching for Namesake as I want to find out what happens next after the cliffhanger. I definitely recommend this book to lovers of romance.

5/5 stars

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