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Namesake

(Fable #2)

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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
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: March 16th 2021 by Wednesday Books
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jessica
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
if you thought i was overreacting about how much i enjoyed 'fable,' you arent even ready for how i feel about this sequel. this duology is in a league of its own.

once again, AYs writing has transported me straight into my fantasy of living a stolen life on the open seas with the salty wind in my hair and a map in my hand, with a loyal crew by my side and the unknown on the horizon.

this sequel is just as daring, just as adventurous, and just as swashbuckling. and i do kind of wish this second hal
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Omg!!



Fable is back and still bad @ss in the sequel to the duology. I love these characters so much!! Fable is my spirit animal. She’s tough and doesn’t take any crap from anyone. She does have an inner soft side, I promise she does 😉



All I can say is if you loved the first book, you will love this one even more. It’s total swashbuckling peeps! 😘

We were salt and sand and sea and storm.

We were made in the Narrows.




*Thank you to Netgalley and Wednesday books for a digital copy of this book!

Mel
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Helena of Eretz ✰
I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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So, I have no idea why Fable and Namesake were both available as arcs so early (not that I’m complaining, mind you) but now, I’m sad that I have no more piratey goodness to read. NOW what am I going to do? :(

I truly loved everything about this series: from the sea-faring atmosphere to the dynamics between everyone on the Marigold to most especially, how Fable's relationship with her fath
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MissBecka Gee
That was exactly what I was hoping for.

Adventure, secrets, and all my favourite characters returned for the fun.
These were my first Adrienne Young books, and I am all in with her!
Much love to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for my DRC.
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Elle
Oct 26, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2021
Okay very excited for this, but also: how dare you leave us with that cliffhanger and no sequel until March 2021??????

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Jackie ϟ Bookseller
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Fable: 4/5 stars ★★★★☆
Namesake: 4/5 stars ★★★★☆


This duology came to me completely unexpectedly (thank you Edelweiss) and I ended up absolutely loving it. In this conclusion, getting more of Fable, West, and everyone's backstories, in addition to more action with even higher stakes, was an amazing ride. I said it about the first book, but this duology feels like a lovechild between Daughter of the Pi
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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Finishing the Fable duology left me with dueling emotions churning inside like a choppy sea. I'm captivated by this fantastic story, amazing world and dynamic characters. And yet, I hated reading the last page knowing it was The End. Now I'm mourning the loss of Fable, West, Willow, Saint and the rest of the motley crew I've come to love. Young does an incredible job of weaving everything together and bringing plot lines to a satisfying closure in Namesake. I'm just not ready to give these chara ...more
Maria ☾ ⋆
May 20, 2020 marked it as to-read
I like this cover, it's so gorgeous!! 😍💕 ...more
Hilda
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it


I will never get over how gorgeous these book covers are. I can’t wait for Namesake to come out so I can have these two beauties next to each other. The duology is also pretty great. Probably one of my favorite reads from this year. It’s like Adrienne Young knew what I wanted and gave it to me.

Revenge is a powerful motivator.

Okay, let’s get something out of the way. This is a pirate book and the amount of back stabbing is ridiculous. It’s also delicious. DELICIOUS. Like the best back stabbing so
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Rae
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I don't know what to do with myself now that these books are over.
I have been trying to read this one as slow as possible making it last, but of course, that's like asking me not to breathe. IT WAS SO GOOD!

This was such a satisfying and perfect closure to this duology and I couldn't be happier with how it ended. I knew once I saw that it was another Adrienne Young book, that I would love it because her writing is nothing short of perfection. BUT AGH I honestly don't know what to do with my life
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Celia McMahon
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Edelweiss and the publisher for the e-arc!

NAMESAKE popped up to download soon after I read and reviewed FABLE (before its release) and my heart gave a little jerk. On one side, I didn't want to read it so early since I knew I wouldn't have many people to talk about it with. On the other side, why make it available if they didn't want people to read it? It's like when I know I shouldn't eat those Christmas tree cakes, but they're only once a year, so why not??

Namesake continues where Fa
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Patty (IheartYA311)
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: won-net-galley
Fable is one of my favorite books of 2020 and Namesake is an adequate sequel. It picks up right where book one left off, full of high-sea action, adventure and antics. It steers into shocking and unexpected plot twists; definitely a page turner. I was not a fan of Young's previous works but her writing style and story telling has significantly evolved. I'm very impressed with the strong willed, stubborn and multi faceted characters. This is an engaging, uniquely vivid fantasy that I highly recom ...more
Alyssa
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh. What an excellent ending to the duology. Oh my gosh. OH MY GOSH. 😭 It was an amazing follow-up to Fable. What an exciting, intense, nerve-wracking, beautiful book. I love this series so much.

You MUST try this duology if you haven't done so already! Fable is a wonderful adventure and Namesake is an exciting conclusion. I am blown away and will need to lie down for a bit. Wow! What a book. What a series.

My sincerest thanks to Wednesday Books for providing an e-ARC for early review.


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Monogamist
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-copy, arc
Thank you St. Martin's Press, Wednesday Books and NetGalley for an e-copy of this book.

Namesake picks up exactly where we left off with Fable. I felt lucky I was able to read this sequel a few months later finishing Fable, as it was a natural continuation without any recap, so it was very easy to fall back into the story.

Fable has been kidnapped by Zola and she is trying to make sense of where he is taking her, and most importantly, for what purpose. Clove, who used to be the closest adviser of
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Aly
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad I was able to read Fable and Namesake close together, the sequel starts immediately after the first book. It opens with Fable being kidnapped by Zola for some unknown but probably nefarious purpose. As she travels into the Unnamed Sea, we learn more about Fable's past and family and there are some twists there!

The romance between Fable and West also builds up, though they have a lot of mistrust to work through. They each do what they think is best for the people they care about, but
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Sowmya (bookishelflife)
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Lauren
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible series. Highly, highly recommend this duet.
Grace
Sep 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy, solid
Okay, the first book in this duology had several very important things going for it. And this book did not... really... live up to any of them.

First of all, there were the extremely powerful family relationships. Fable and Saint's fraught past at war with their clear love for each other made for a very compelling dynamic. Willa and West's relationship was strong and important too. Then there was the found family of the crew, which didn't vibe quite as well, but still made a good effort.

Second of
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Cindy ✩☽♔
Jan 05, 2021 marked it as to-read
Excited to see how this goes =D
Erin
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 4 Stars

Hopefully you checked my above disclaimer before reading this review, and if you are here you have already read and LOVED Fable like I did. I didn’t expect to get this eARC for a few more months at least as Namesake comes out in March of 2021. Imagine my pleasant surprise when this beauty popped up on my approved list on Netgalley!

There is something that Adrienne Young and Tricia Levenseller will always have in comm
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Ashlee » Library In The Country
These covers and this story are my newest obsession. Now starts the arduous process of waiting for Namesake to release so I can get my fix of this world and these characters again. ♥️
nora 🪐
3.4 ☆

It hurts to give this conclusion 3 stars. After all, I really love pirates and I did enjoy Fable (the predecessor). Unfortunately, I couldn't help but find this book...unsatisfactory. The plot was way too predictable, the pacing was slow and boring many times, and there was minimal character development.

The main reason why this book disappointed me was the lost potential. 'Fable' opened up a lot of opportunities for world-building and twists. 'Namesake' felt... foreseen and dull. The stake
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Richel (letsreadshallwe)
Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Helmsman. Dredger. Trader. Orphan. Father. Daughter.

The first book in the duology, Fable, ended with a surprising cliffhanger that made me stunned, shocked and silent for a moment I didn’t know what to do next. Hence, to say that I was excited and happy to get an e-ARC of Namesake is an understatement.

I thought Fable was fast paced but Namesake was more! This book did not give me time to think, the action was non-stop and like the first book, this was written in Fable’s POV thus the activity an
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Trisha
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Because you and I have cursed ourselves, Fable. We will always having something to lose."

A heart-pounding thrill ride to the Narrows and beyond. This one picks right up after book 1. It's full of delicious deception and maneuvering and twists and turns that forced me to keep reading. The crew is back, but the inner-workings of the islands and the trade are quickly becoming a bigger worry for Fable and her crew. I can honestly say I didn't see many of the twits and the last 15% left me holding m
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Lisa
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2021
This was such a wonderful duology. Enough twists to keep things interesting and new characters to keep your guessing.

This series was full of characters that were full of such hardness, and I appreciate that wasn’t compromised - they didn’t do some weird 180 and turn into softies. It all felt so authentic; the growth arcs were believable, and I felt so invested.

An excellent fantasy that truly transported me!

Highly recommended
R
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the sequel to Fable and continued with Fable’s abduction by her father’s worst enemy, Zola. As Fable tried to decipher Zola’s motives, she was reacquainted with people from her past, both familiar and blood related, many of whom also had alternative motives. Fable tried to stay once step ahead of those that tried to hurt her or those she loved.

As with the previous story, this was fast paced and very vividly described. I enjoyed the many tension filled scenes Fable found herself in and
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Sanne
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I fell in love with the story the first chapter in Fable. I can't believe i got the arc from Namesake. The first thing that really took my eye are these beautiful covers. You can't look past them. When i startes reading i just fell in love with the people so much. Fable is a badass, take no shit girl. Who isn't afraid to stand up for herself. But sometimes her soft sidr comes out. If you loved Fable as much as i did you you read Namesake from the moment it releases. ...more
Nasom
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
Lucky to have received an Advanced Copy of this!

I enjoyed it so much and wish it was a trilogy because i wouldn't mind reading a 3rd book. It had love, mystery (a lot of this), excitement and pretty much everything i was hoping it would have.

Full RTC
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Sam Glasbrenner (Sassyowlreads)
ALSO AMAZING! Full review to come!
alissa
Dec 25, 2020 marked it as anticipating
who wants to bet how many times I will read Fable before this book gets published? also, did Adrienne Young just really say this book will have MORE THAN KISSING? she really said let's make Alissa crave this book, huh? ...more
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New York Times and Indie bestselling author of SKY IN THE DEEP, THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK, FABLE & NAMESAKE from Wednesday Books. Agent: Barbara Poelle, IGLA

Adrienne Young is a born and bred Texan turned California girl. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, scouring antique fairs for o
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