Rating: 4.5 / 5
I received this beautiful special edition of FABLE by Adrienne Young in a Fairy Loot box. When a friend suggested a buddy read I added it to my February reading.
FABLE follows the title character, a 17-year old girl who was left on an island full of cutthroat thieves by her trader father. She has been working for the past four years to make ends meet and to find enough valuable gems in the depths of the sea to earn the price of passage off the island to track down her father. As she makes more enemies on the island, Fable is forced to run and she offers everything she has to a trader named West and his crew to take her off the island. Reluctantly he agrees and she must prove herself valuable enough to keep around long enough to get to her father to prove she has survived.
This was such a fun adventure story! I really flew through the pages of this! Following the death of her mother and her father’s abandonment, Fable is left in a difficult situation. She is surrounded by an island of thieves, dealing in valuable commodities and trying to keep her savings hidden from men who will stop at nothing to steal her funds and more. Still, she continues to persevere, using her diving talents and her wits to show up others around her looking to make a quick buck.
West is a reluctant hero, taking Fable on board his ship only when it is clear she has no other options. His crew is even less enthused by her addition and it is soon clear that they do not trust her at all. Still, Fable jumps in to make herself useful in an effort to win them over so she can achieve her own goals, not the least of which is staying alive!
It is a good thing that I waited this long to read it because it ends on quite the cliffhanger and I’m eagerly awaiting the second installment out next month! This was exactly the kind of fast paced adventure story I wanted!