Trader. Fighter. Survivor.
With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems.
As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception she learns that her mother was keeping secrets, and those secrets are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.
Filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Namesake, the final book in the captivating Fable duology.
Title : Namesake
Author : Adrienne Young
Series : Fable #2
Format : eARC / eBook (overdrive)
Page Count : 368
Genre : YA Fantasy
Publisher : Wednesday Books
Release Date : March 16, 2021
Reviewer : Micky / Hollis
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ / ★ ★.5
Micky’s 4 star review
Cover win & inside goodness
Full & satisfying
Trousers over dresses
Helmsman. Dredger. Trader. Orphan. Father. Daughter.
This second piece in the duology did not let me down. I can’t tell you how relieved that makes me when I loved book one, there’s always that trepidation over the next one. This story, this crew, Fable and West really captured my book-loving heart and being able to follow the story to completion was everything.
Interestingly, Fable was a little less tough and a little more weepy in Namesake, showing a vulnerability I didn’t expect. Talking of expectations, family continued to be a key theme in this instalment and it was hard to trust anyone related to Fable.
One of the things that captivated me in Fable was the diving and dredging; I loved for those moments in this book too and there were plenty. I just found that element so interesting, vivid, dangerous and wild.
Even from above, I could feel them – the soft songs of the gemstones hidden in the reef below.
West really struck me with the faith he had in Fable. She pulled some tough decisions, some gut feelings that weren’t based in much and he made things happen as a consequence. West was morally grey but 100% committed. I loved how their power dynamic played out, push and pull but one more in control than the other.
I am all satisfaction at the story, pacing and characterisation of this duology. This will sit happily on my shelves as a favourite.
Thank you to Wednesday Books for the early review copy.
Hollis’ 2.5 star review
Pretty bummed this one didn’t even live up to book one for me. It hadn’t been a smash hit but I certainly didn’t expect to be a) so bored and b) so unimpressed with all the random circumventing of events as the MC and her love interest just took turns going behind each others’ backs to “save each other” so that c) we could have some minor conflict and drama. Eyeroll.
Sorry, maybe that’s harsh but it got tiresome. Especially as the big reveal and climax happens and in a blink of an eye it’s all over.
Ultimately I like where we ended up, I guess, but it felt like a trek to get there. And half of this series wouldn’t even exist if people had just shared information with each other, so. That says a lot.
My experiences with Young have definitely been unpredictable and this series is no exception. Not sure I’ll feel inclined to pick her up again but I’m glad I gave this a try after all the recommendations from buddies. Sorry I let you down — again!