Fable by Adrienne Young
Fantasy, Young Adult
Book 1 in the Fable series
As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable 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.Goodreads
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It starts off right away, there isn’t an information dump or anything, which I liked but it also took a little bit of time to get up to speed. The writing is wonderful and as the story unfolds you get to know these characters as Fable gets to know them. This book is VERY character-driven. There is most certainly a plot, but the main focus is watching Fable and her band of misfits grow as people.
The story is great and certainly has that treasure hunt aspect. There are parts of it that are a little slow, but that is generally when the best character development happened. If you are looking for a fast-paced adventure story this may not be your thing. The adventure is certainly there, but the pace isn’t.
Fable is a wonderful character-driven adventure story about a girl finding herself. And am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.