Review: Fable (Fable #1)

Title: Fable (Fable #1)
Author: Adrienne Young
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Source: Purchased
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads 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.


Four years ago, Fable was abandoned by her powerful trader father after her mother drowned in a storm. Now, Fable is seventeen-years-old, and is fighting for her life every day by collecting gems from the ocean to trade. Her goal is to return to her father and take a place on one of his ships. Fable is finally able to pay her way out of town on a ship, the Marigold, with a trader named West. However, West isn’t who he seems. Fable has to work with the crew to stay alive in a dangerous life on the sea. 

I wanted to read this series because of the beautiful book covers. The story was so great too! I don’t usually like tales about ships, but this one was fast paced and kept me reading. There was a lot of social politics involved, as well as dramatic twists at the end. I’m so excited to read the rest of the series. 

Fable is a great start to a young adult series!

What to read next:

Namesake (Fable #2) by Adrienne Young

Other books in the series:

  • Saint (Fable #0.5)
  • Fable (Fable #1)
  • Namesake (Fable #2)
  • The Last Legacy (Fable #3)

Have you read Fable? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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