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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the Deep, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Fable, the first book in this new captivating duology.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. 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. Fable takes you on a spectacular journey filled with romance, intrigue and adventure.
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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"I enjoyed this book! It’s very fast paced, and has a great fantasy/pirates feel to it! There is a *moment* between two characters, but all that’s described is the removing of clothes, and then it fades into black. There’s some violence and a bit of swearing (I mean, it’s basically pirates lol) Overall, great book. Bonus points for an unexpected twist at the end. I’m definitely going to want to read book 2 ASAP! 😹"
"The premise didn't make sense. A girl getting dumped on a island with an incentive if you can make it out I'll give you something, though I won't tell you what, till you make it. Honestly this was more like an outline of a story. There was no depth to the characters and relationships felt unnatural and thin. To me it seemed like the bones of a book I've read before.<br/><br/>The plot was literally non existent or maybe it was there but I just didn't care. The worst was Fable's inner thoughts which were utterly repeative. 'Nothing comes free.' 'Don't show who you care about.' I would say this was all predictable but nothing happened although that could still be predicted. Fable was a gem sage. I can't spoil this and tell you about it because I don't know myself. Was there other magics? Was this even magic? Don't know that either. Not that I recall anything of importance ever being explained here.<br/><br/>For some reason Iv gotten in a groove were space operas and pirate books excite me. So when Fable was diving and describing her surroundings I was in bliss, then for the rest of the book I wasn't. With a barely there plot and thin characters, nothing gripped me. Also while reading I had the distinct impression that I was waiting for something.......the entire time. A shocking twist, maybe even a plot. I trudged on waiting but nothing came. This truly could have been a standalone except for the cliffhanger. Another sad thing was the map was so sparse. Even though this takes place in the sea not much of it is explored. If it's not obvious I won't be continuing."
"It was fine. Nothing special "