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.
Fable by Adrienne Young is a deep fantasy. The talented writer instantly hurdles the reader into the character’s dilemma. Once known, it was impossible to forget her. Fable lost her mother. The loss can be felt through the pages. Her father abandoned her because she was a reminder of what he lost. He told her a few things before he left. Those rules helped Fable survive but not completely. She lived on a dangerous island with liars and thieves. Each one was just as poor and would instantly steal to get their prize. Fable finds a way to make good money. Others noticed her and her gains. This lead her into a grave danger. One that she might not come back from until she seeks his help. Fable looked to West to take her from the island. Away from the men below who wanted to kill her and steal her money. Fable releases her wealth to have West take her off the island. Only the more they spend time together, the harder it was to resist the temptation bubbling between them. I loved this dark, suspenseful, action-packed adventure. It was original and fun to follow. The characters were well-developed. Overall, I recommend it to all action and YA readers alike.