Fable: Been There, Read That



By: Adrienne Young

I suppose I should preface this by saying 1. I did like the book while reading it or at least didn’t find anything particularly bad about it.

2. I probably wouldn’t write a review if this wasn’t an ARC.

And speaking of thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for a copy of said arc.

Fable is about a young girl who was deserted by her father on a dangerous island left to fend for herself and told if she could find a way off the island and back to him he’d give her what she was due.

Father is a famous pirate and Fable can hear the gems sing to her like her mother. (This seems like it would be important for a pirate but he ditches her like she was yesterdays news. I don’t get it but I guess we need a start to the book.)

Anyway Fable has been trading with handsome young West and his crew and winds up hitching a ride back to what passes for civilization with them and… ADVENTURE. DANGER. SECRETS.

Like I said I liked the book but it still feels very been there done that in book world. I’ve seen these characters before and I didn’t really feel anything from them other than the fact that with a name like Fable I was hoping for something more. Something I don’t know? Story like? Fairy tales?

I think the other thing with this book though it’s the start of a series and ends on a pretty big cliffhanger and I found myself more annoyed than anything else because I didn’t care.

Like I said Fable isn’t a bad book it’s just… like a ride at Disneyland. Like Pirates or Splash Mountain on a hot summers day. You’re out of the sun, might get a nice bit of relief in a dark wet ride but you don’t care about the animatronics and you’ll likely forget about it by the time you get a Dole Whip and damn it I want to go to Disneyland!

Recommend: Eh.

I do really love the cover though.