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.
Adrienne Young has done it again! She truly knows how to craft a story and her writing just keeps getting better. There was actually a magical element to this story that was unexpected and I really enjoyed it. It was just a hint of it which was perfect. While this story was heavily focused on the journey and the struggle, I kept giving Fable and West total side-eye! The chemistry was right THERE but the slow burn is real. I loved the crew so much and I can’t wait to explore more of the world in the next book. Especially after the way it ended and left me internally screaming with frustration. Also, if you haven’t read her previous books, make sure you check out Sky in the Deep and The Girl the Sea Gave Back because both are fabulous and beautifully crafted just like this story. Basically, you’ll love this book if you enjoy:
-tons of twists and secrets
-complicated father/daughter relationships
-endless action and death-defying scenes
-stories about survival and family
-books that will keep you guessing and wanting
-low-key romance that will make you combust
-sharp girls with strong instincts who can make their own way
-traders with soft hearts and mysterious pasts
-books set at sea
-beautiful storytelling and vivid imagery