October 11, 2021

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 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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