August 17, 2021

#BookReview: Fable (Fable #1) by @adriennebooks @WednesdayBooks






Synopsis: 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. 

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. Fable takes you on a spectacular journey filled with romance, intrigue, and adventure.



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Rating: 5 Stars
My Review: OMG I loved this book from the very first chapter!! Young has written some amazing stories and I am glad that I can now add this one to the list.  This was an amazing dangerous tale about one girls journey to finding family.  I loved the light fantasy and romance and can not wait to read book two as well as the companion novel.  

The characters in this one leap off the page as you read this tale and I would love to have companion novels about each one of them! You just can't help falling in love with each of the characters in this story.  They dig into your heart and just won't let go.   

The pacing of this story was perfect. It weaved a tale that you won't forget. It was simple but dark and just draws you in. The world building was wonderful and I just don't want this one to end. 



Go Into This One Knowing: Light Romance, Light Fantasy, Cliffhanger 







From School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up-After the tragic death of her mother four years ago, Fable was ruthlessly abandoned on a dangerous island by her own father and forced to dive off cliffs in search of valuable minerals to trade for food and money. Despite the many obstacles of this seafaring world, Fable manages to save enough copper to barter passage off the island. Her father Saint, a powerful trader, had promised that she would receive her inheritance if she lived to make it off the island. She finds passage on the Marigold, a trading ship with a secretive crew and a handsome helmsman, West, but they're reluctant to have her on board. However, Fable's skills with "dredging" and a magical ability to find precious gems soon win over the crew. The reunion with Saint doesn't turn out the way Fable imagined, and she's left with nothing but bitterness for him. Then a rival trading company threatens the lives of her fellow crewmen, and Fable finds herself forced to confront Saint to save them all. Compelling characters and taut emotion are the highlights of this engrossing novel. The combined adversities of the ocean's power, social poverty, and the traders' greed draw the reader into the book, and Young's descriptions of tense underwater action will keep them turning pages. As the characters' secrets unravel, readers will be spellbound by this enchanting tale. VERDICT There's treachery on the high seas in this exciting tale of lost treasure, love, and survival. Recommended for all libraries.-Sandi Jones, Wynne H.S., ARĪ±(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Review

A dark maritime fantasy...immersive...and rich in sensory details. For readers who can't get enough of strong female protagonists... - Kirkus

The salty sea and the promise of something hidden in its depths, had me reading this book at a furious pace. You don't simply read Fable, you are ensnared by it. This is Adrienne Young's best work of storytelling yet!" - Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep

Gripping, immersive, and absolutely masterful, Fable reels you in with the promise of beauty, and holds you tight with Young's signature grit. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough. - Adalyn Grace, New York Times bestselling author of All The Stars and Teeth 

I could taste the salt in the air and feel the waves beneath the Marigold. In a brutal world Fable shines as tenacious yet vulnerable, unafraid to do what she must to survive. This story caught me by the throat and refused to let go! - Shelby Mahurin, New York Times bestselling author of Serpent & Dove

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Adrienne Young is a born and bred Texan turned California girl. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she's not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, scouring antique fairs for old books, sipping wine over long dinners, or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings beneath the West Coast sun. She is the author of the Sky in the Deep duology. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.









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