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Namesake, by Adrienne Young

olivia1007's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

booksgamesart's review

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3.0

*Review may contain mild spoilers.*





Another quick read, enjoyable enough, though I didn't like feeling trapped throughout most of the book. Additionally, while some characters displayed a degree of complexity, others were extremely one-dimensional. Also, West's affection for Fable seemed to walk a tight line between devotion and unhealthy obsession. It was obvious that he harbored a crush, but Fable's affection for him seemed less rooted. I found myself wanting a deeper foundation for their devotion and wasn't entirely sure I wanted their relationship to continue. I enjoyed the portrayal of Saint, descriptions of the dives, and experiencing some of Fable's descoveries, even if one or two of them were very predictable. I hope you'll read the duology and share your response.

constancelyreading's review

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

greenghoul13's review against another edition

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4.0

4.5 stars

kmc0168's review against another edition

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4.0

Very sweet! Great ending!

mlludwig's review against another edition

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3.0

Really enjoyed the first half, but wasn't invested in the second where it tried for political games that never seemed to matter. Also got tired of Fable & West making promises to each other and then breaking them two pages later. Rinse and repeat, neither ever listening to the other. Overall still a decent sequel though, and satisfying conclusion.

obryana's review against another edition

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2.0

This book kind of fell flat for me. I kept waiting for it to pick up but it failed to capture my interest at any point.

edgy5ever's review

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adventurous emotional inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

thecrackheadonbooks's review against another edition

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5.0

I love this duology.
All the characters were well written and *deep sigh* West and Fable are the FCE. I had butterflies everytime they had a moment together. I also loved
SpoilerSaint's redemption arc and when he claimed Fable as his daughter *deep sigh again* I wanted to cry so badly!!
I can't wait to reread it over and over again.

nclcaitlin's review against another edition

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adventurous

3.5

Namesake #2
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3.5

I found the twists obvious and the character development blander than the first book.
It may be because the series is written with an enjoyable simplicity which makes it perfect for a one-sitting beach read.