Author: Adrienne Young
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: September 1, 2020
“Keep your knife where you can reach it.
Never, ever owe anyone anything.
Nothing is free.
Always construct a lie from a truth.
Never, under any circumstances, reveal what or who matters to you.”
After being abandoned by her father after her mothers death, Fable must learn to survive on her own. Her only goal: get off the island and prove to her father that she can survive in this world. Fable meets a young trader, West, and enlists his help in getting her off the island. However, she soon discovers he's not what he seems, and that her father's enemies may pose more of a problem than she thought.
Fable was an excellent new read! I enjoy stories set on the sea, strong female main characters, and a heaping dose of tension and tragedy. This book had all of those and more!
While there was no omg moment for me plot wise, I did find myself entranced by the characters and their interactions with each other. Adrienne has such a fantastic way of writing that you feel every single emotion the characters have in such a good way. It was a well paced and well developed story. I loved Willa and West’s relationship and the dynamics with the crew. Willa and Fable were a source of fantastic interactions too. West and Fable are a really strong couple that I think (and hope) will really blossom in the next book. They didn’t really talk much, but the tension and the attraction is DEFINITELY there and I love them together. I can’t wait to see how their relationship develops. Overall, really good read and I can’t wait to see what happens next in Namesake! If you lean towards pirate-esque books and found families, give this one a try! If you've read Fable, let me know what you think! Captain Jess