Book Reviews

Fable by Adrienne Young

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 357
Series: Fable #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Pirates
Published: Sep. 1, 2020
Rating: 3 stars


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.


There were five rules. Only five.

1. Keep your knife where you can reach it.
2. Never, ever owe anyone anything
3. Nothing is free
4. Always construct a lie from a truth.
5. Never, under any circumstances, reveal what or who matters to you.

Fable’s father left her on the island of Jeval to fend for herself. Fable is diving for pyre to build up enough to buy her way off the island. She wants off the island to find her father, Saint, and make him keep his promise.

The only safety that existed was in being completely alone. That was one of the very first things Saint taught me.

I don’t quite understand a world where you can’t show who or what matters to you. It seems like the world was created to be loveless and that no one can have a special person.

This didn’t have as much action as I thought it was going to have. I pictured ships warring with each other. I’m not going to read the second one just yet. Fair warning though, this does end in a cliffhanger.