Book Review: Namesake (Fable #2) by Adrienne Young

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: Namesake
Series: Fable #2
Author: Adrienne Young
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Tropes: Pirates, Revenge, Set at Sea
Edition/Pages: Hardcover, 368 Pages
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Thank you so much to Wednesday Books and Edelweiss+ for providing an e-arc copy in exchange for an honest review.

“We were salt and sand and sea and storm.
We were made in the Narrows.”

Hands down my new favorite duology! I was so hesitant going into this because I never thought pirates were my cup of tea – but boy did Adrienne Young prove me wrong. I fell so hard for this world and these characters. 

I loved how morally grey this entire duology is. This world very much ‘every person for themselves’, and that is so apparent in the decisions and structure of this society. I loved how grey morality and relationships were explored throughout both books, but especially in this one with West’s relationships to both Fable and his crew.

But more than that I just loved each and every character. Each and every character felt important and fully developed – even those with very limited page time. And I appreciated that we got to see some their backstories in this conclusion! 

“The answer to that questions is always going to be the same. It doesn’t matter what happens.. You and me. 
How long can you live like that?
Forever.”

I was 100% ride or die for Fable and West. I loved that relationship had struggles and was tested – despite this being a limited time frame.

Every word in this book felt important. The intrigue and political maneuvering was so captivating that I never paused for a single moment to theorize where this story was heading. It just took me on a ride. I cannot wait to read more from Adrienne Young. I will definitely be picking up whatever it is they do next!

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