A review by sara_phoenix
Namesake, by Adrienne Young

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


 Adrienne Young does it again with Namesake!  The second book of her Fable series picks up right at the cliffhanger we were left with in the first book.  Fable is a young girl who has finally found a family on the sea with the crew of the Marigold.  But when she is kidnapped by the infamous Zola, Fable must reunite with a the most powerful gem trader on the sea, Holland, who is more to Fable than she seems.  Adventure on the sea, deception, political intrigue – this book has it all!  I love this series for the fact that it’s fantasy-esque world is easily understood and navigated – it allows a bit of escape, and the references to ships, sailing, and the sea will make you want to wander through the Narrows yourself.  I also appreciate that Fable is a strong female protagonist – she is smart, capable, and fierce.  Fable’s character is even more compelling since this book is technically part of a YA (Young Adult) series, and I am thankful that young women have this type of character to read about.  Perfect for a vacation or beach read.  Make sure you read the series in order otherwise you’ll be lost. 

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