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Fable: A Novel (Fable, 1) Hardcover – September 1, 2020

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Gr 7 Up-After the tragic death of her mother four years ago, Fable was ruthlessly abandoned on a dangerous island by her own father and forced to dive off cliffs in search of valuable minerals to trade for food and money. Despite the many obstacles of this seafaring world, Fable manages to save enough copper to barter passage off the island. Her father Saint, a powerful trader, had promised that she would receive her inheritance if she lived to make it off the island. She finds passage on the Marigold, a trading ship with a secretive crew and a handsome helmsman, West, but they're reluctant to have her on board. However, Fable's skills with "dredging" and a magical ability to find precious gems soon win over the crew. The reunion with Saint doesn't turn out the way Fable imagined, and she's left with nothing but bitterness for him. Then a rival trading company threatens the lives of her fellow crewmen, and Fable finds herself forced to confront Saint to save them all. Compelling characters and taut emotion are the highlights of this engrossing novel. The combined adversities of the ocean's power, social poverty, and the traders' greed draw the reader into the book, and Young's descriptions of tense underwater action will keep them turning pages. As the characters' secrets unravel, readers will be spellbound by this enchanting tale. VERDICT There's treachery on the high seas in this exciting tale of lost treasure, love, and survival. Recommended for all libraries.-Sandi Jones, Wynne H.S., ARα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


"Young (The Girl the Sea Gave Back) blends adventure and intrigue in this lush nautical duology opener, crafting a flinty world in which danger lurks at every turn." - Publishers Weekly

"An exciting tale of lost treasure, love, and survival." - School Library Journal

"A vividly drawn maritime setting, dramatic sea dives and daring rescues, not one but two formidable villains, and a swoony romance make this a treat for seafarers and landlubbers alike." -
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A dark maritime fantasy...immersive...and rich in sensory details. For readers who can’t get enough of strong female protagonists..." -

"As an author, Young’s strength is in her ability to craft both strong female protagonists and worlds that are filled with realistic details." -

"The salty sea and the promise of something hidden in its depths, had me reading this book at a furious pace. You don’t simply read
Fable, you are ensnared by it. This is Adrienne Young’s best work of storytelling yet!” - Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep

"Gripping, immersive, and absolutely masterful,
Fable reels you in with the promise of beauty, and holds you tight with Young’s signature grit. I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough." - Adalyn Grace, New York Times bestselling author of All The Stars and Teeth

"I could taste the salt in the air and feel the waves beneath the Marigold. In a brutal world Fable shines as tenacious yet vulnerable, unafraid to do what she must to survive. This story caught me by the throat and refused to let go!"
- Shelby Mahurin, New York Times bestselling author of Serpent & Dove

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Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wednesday Books (September 1, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250254361
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250254368
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 - 18 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 7 - 9
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 15.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.79 x 1.26 x 8.44 inches
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Adrienne Young is the New York Times, USA Today, and Indie list bestselling author of the Fable duology and the Sky in the Deep duology. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, sipping wine over long dinners or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2020
Do you like pirates and adventures? Tales from the open seas? Buried treasure? Tales of found families or strong female leading characters? Do you enjoy a delicious slow burn, forbidden romance?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then “Fable” is a book you absolutely need to read sooner rather than later.

From start to finish, “Fable” is an adventure. An adventure that I couldn’t wait to greedily read about and made me so sad when it ended. It’s full of twists and turns and a slow burn romance. I’ve never been a fan of the slow burn romance (nor the insta-love either; most of the stories seem forced and unbelievable), but with Fable and West, I am all for it.

And that ending. Oh, the ending. I don’t think I’m spoiling anything by saying it’s somewhat of a cliffhanger, but oh is it a doozy. I am so very glad that the second book in the duology has been announced will be released early next year.

I’ve been a fan of Adrienne Young since her first book (“Sky in the Deep”) and because of her writing, I’ll be a fan for the rest of my life. Her books are full of imagery and beautiful writing. You can tell she researches everything she writes about and is knowledgeable on each and every subject she tackles, but doesn’t write with that air of pretentiousness that a lot of other authors seem to do these days. While reading “Fable,” I could practically feel the salty spray of the open water on my face, the tightness in my own lungs as Fable dove down deep, the fear she felt, and the sadness in her conversations with Saint.

I will never stop saying good things about this book. It was so, so good and now I’m just sad it’s over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buena lectura
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5.0 out of 5 stars In love with this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars In love with this book!
Reviewed in Canada on January 22, 2021
Fable was one of my highly anticipated reads and it did not disappoint. I loved this book from beginning to end and felt desperate for more once I had read the last lines.

This book is a classic sea adventure story with a loveable and strong female lead. Fable is bold and impulsive, courageous, vulnerable, big-hearted and fiercely loyal. She is someone who never gives up despite the odds and refuses to be anything other than herself.

I couldn’t put this book down and I really hope there will be a second instalment!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Easy Read
Reviewed in Canada on September 6, 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars Storia molto originale
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