March 18, 2021

Review: Namesake (Fable #2) by Adrienne Young

The Fable duology is a wild adventure and it was super easy (and fun!) to dive back in with Namesake. If you haven't read the first book though, stop reading this review now because spoilers. But if you have, please continue. 


Namesake
 picks up right where we left off. Instead of Fable and the Marigold crew starting over after breaking free from her father, she's taken and wakes up to find herself on another ship to be used as a pawn between those who want control over the sea. She has to help her kidnappers with their meeting with Holland, a powerful gem trader, if she wants to get back to West and the crew. 


As I mentioned before, the action level is high and similar to its predecessor, the pacing was steady and constantly kept the story moving forward. But my favorite part of Namesake was getting a deeper look into Fable and her parents, especially her mother, and even West to understand why they tick as individuals and as a couple. All the characters, from Fable to West to Saint are all morally-grey with complex layers which makes them so interesting. But at the end of the day, they're people who love and feel fiercely even if they show it in very strange ways. 


Overall, I thought this a solid end to the duology and had an ending that I personally found very satisfying. 


Do I recommend?
Yes! I'm so glad I didn't have to wait a full year between books. If you haven't read either yet, I highly recommend getting both and binge-reading. You won't regret it!


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pub 3/16/21 by Wednesday Books
Young Adult - Fantasy
Received e-ARC from pub for review

1 comment

  1. I love a good pirate story, there is danger, high stakes, traders trying to be or stay the top dog and keeping their territories under their rule. This story hooked me right away! I loved everything about this book and I cannot wait to read the sequel.

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