Publication Date: September 1, 2020
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Dates Read: October 7-11, 2020
Format: eARC provided by Publisher via NetGalley
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.
I absolutely loved Fable! This book had everything that I love about stories! Adventure, romance, action, a strong female lead, and well written characters. Fable is such a badass, but she also has a vulnerability that comes from her hope and faith in others. I would love to have a friend like Fable in my life!
West was also a really great character. I loved all the pirate vibes and all the side characters on the crew were so unique and diverse. They all really added so much to the story. The chemistry between Fable and West is phenomenally written and it kept me so enthralled through the entire book. With that on top of the action and adventure, I could not put this one down, and finished it quite quickly, so the pacing is really well done.
I definitely recommend this book if you love pirates, a good adventure, and a slow-burn romance! Can’t wait for the next book in this series!