Author: Adrienne Young
Fable Dualogy #1
Rating: 5/5 stars
Book Blurb: 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.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review… then went out and bought my own copy cuz look at that cover.
I loved this book.
Full disclosure – the first 50 pages had me wondering where all the glowing reviews were coming from … and then the story took off and I couldn’t put the book down. After 50 pages, I read it in a day. Adrienne Young did it again as I did the same thing with one of her other books. I loved Fable’s fierceness and her ingenuity. Yet she was vulnerable, too. I was rooting for her the whole way. Her journey was moving and her reckoning with the father that had abandoned her was more emotional than I expected. West and his crew, whom Fable encounters along her journey, work their way under your skin. I cared about them, all of them. Which made all the scenes of their risk taking so much more tense. Willa was my favorite. A force to be reckoned with in her own right. I’m purposely vague as I don’t want to give away spoilers.
I kept wondering who they would get to play the parts in the movie, cuz you just know a movie is coming. My only regret with this book is that I have to wait until March to read the sequel. SIGH. The ending left me wanting more is all I will say.