Fable was exactly what I didnt even know that I needed. I’ve been struggling to connect with YA for awhile now. I think I was just missing the right kind of YA. The kind that isn’t defined or constrained by it. This was escapism at its finest. Young’s writing has a way of sweeping you away right along with the characters. You feel as though you are deep diving side by side with Fable the whole wild journey. And what a turbulent journey this is!
Not only was this story incredibly atmospheric but the characters were very well written too. This ragtag crew of Waterside strays aboard the Marigold became the family you choose, which sometimes means even more than the one you’re given. I feel like we’ve only scraped the surface of their uncharted depth and I look forward to discovering more hidden treasures there. The ending was quite explosive. I already knew I’d want more of this exquisite world, but those last few pages made me hurt for it. Marvelous beginning to an epic tale!
I received an arc of this book from Wednesday Books via Netgalley and this is my honest review.