“You weren’t made for this world, Fable.” – 4/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: pyre, coppers, daggers, old scars, fake gems, shadow ships, traders, thieves and maps.
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.
This was such a cool story! I usually like to read pirate books, and this is a great one. One of my favorite things about this book is how well this world is put together. It’s obvious the author put in a lot of work to make this story seem realistic – you know, for a fiction story. The way the characters talked and acted, the terms used, the scenery… Everything contributed to create a rich story. This is the kind of book where you don’t know who to trust. You get into Fable’s shoes and you just hope for the best! I will say there were some points the story felt a bit slow paced, but not to the point that would bother me. Still, there is a lot of adventure, danger and secrets to unfold, so if you like pirate stories you are in for a treat!
Fable was a great and interesting main character. Her surviving skills and heart made her very likeable to me. She was a woman with a goal, and she did everything she could to achieve it. But to be honest I liked all characters, especially the ship crew. It was really cool to see their relationship blossom and to see how they become friends after that rocky start.
If you are interested in this book for the romance aspect, you need to know that it takes a while to get there. It’s not a romantic story from the beginning. It develops after a while, but it still takes some time to get there. But I honestly thought it was worth the wait, and now I’m very curious to know what will happen in the next book.
And I have to talk about this… how beautiful is this cover! This cover is gorgeous and if you never saw the cover for the second book, you should see them side to side, because they create this beautiful image of Fable. I liked this a lot!
Overall I liked the story and I was entertained. I’m excited for the second book to come out next year!