October 11, 2021

REVIEW Namesake (Fable #2) by Adrienne Young

Namesake (Fable #2) by Adrienne Young
Rating: 5 Stars
Release Date: March 16, 2021
Format: Hardcover/Audiobook
Publisher: Wednesday Books

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Namesake is one of my most anticipated reads this year, and it didn’t disappoint. Adrienne Young’s sequel to smash hit Fable picks up right where the last book left off, with Fable in a bit of a pickle and in need of rescuing as she is taken captive on the Luna. The narrator, Emma Lysy did a fantastic job bringing the different characters to life in the audiobook version. 

While the first book focuses on Fable’s relationship with her father, Namesake focuses on Fable’s relationship with her mother. For fans of Saint, don’t despair, Saint still makes an appearance in this book (yay!). Namesake’s story pulled at my heartstrings and is a tale focused on family, friendship, love, acceptance, and hope. I think Fable is one of my favorite young adult heroines of all time. I loved how the crew of the Marigold is able to find a family in each other. The character development in this book is AMAZING (the morally grey characters in the story are some of my favorites). With regards to the ending, it was very fulfilling and satisfying. While I would love to live in this world forever, I feel very happy with how things were left off. 

Fingers crossed a prequel focusing on Saint will come out someday in the future. I would love to learn more about some of the adult characters featured in the book.

About the Book

Following the Hello Sunshine Book Club pick Fable, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Namesake, a captivating conclusion to the duology, filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing.

Trader. Fighter. Survivor.

With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug's scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems.

As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception, she learns that the secrets her mother took to her grave are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.

About the Author

Adrienne Young is the New York Times, USA Today, and Indie list bestselling author of the Sky in the Deep duology, the Fable series, and the forthcoming Spells for Forgetting. Her books have been published in over twenty-five countries around the world and Fable had the honor of being selected as a Reese’s Bookclub YA Pick. 

Young is also the creator of the continuously sold out Writing With the Soul Workshop and numerous initiatives to support women and youth storytellers, including the Fable Grant. Her first nonfiction project is the soon to be released The Storytellers Workbook, in collaboration with artist and author Isabel IbaƱez. 

When she’s not writing, you can find Adrienne on her yoga mat, on a walk in the woods, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives and writes in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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