- Title: Fable
- Author: Adrienne Young
- Publisher (UK): Titan Books
- Pub Date: 26 January 2021
Thank you to Netgalley, Titan Books and Adrienne Young for providing me with a copy. This in no way influenced my review and all views expressed are strictly my own.
Summary: Abandoned on the island of Jeval by her father, a powerful trader, seventeen year old Fable has one goal, to find a way off the island and find her father to claim her rightful place at his side crewing on his ship. Along the way Fable will have to barter and steal, find people to trust in a world where trusting people can lead to death, but most importantly she will have to find herself and her place in a mans world.
Fable is an enchanting tale of learning to find yourself, learning to survive and learning to trust. It’s a tale of chosen family, growing up and finding your way.
Books set on the ocean are a favourite of mine and this book ticked all the boxes. Pirates, sailing, rivalries, high stakes and the fight for survival. This is a story you can easily live, it pulls you in and you start to feel like you’re on the ship, bartering with the merchants or diving in the sea.
While there is a glimmer of romance, it only really starts to develop at the end of the book, it’s definitely not at the forefront but that’s okay because the story is so captivating that you don’t miss that element.
I really enjoyed this story, I wish there was more explained about each of the guilds and being a gem sage, we got some information but I hope it’s elaborated on in book two.
If you like pirates, adventure and books set at sea then this is the book for you!