Review – Namesake by: Adrienne Young

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and the rest of the crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when Fable 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 world of betrayal and deception, she learns that the secrets her mother took to her grave are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them, then she must risk everything—including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.

“I wasn’t just some Jevali dredger or a pawn in Zola’s feud with West. I was Saint’s daughter. And before I left the Luna, every bastard on this crew was going to know it.”
– Namesake

Man, I absolute adore Adrienne’s writing. It is so beautifully raw with the perfect amount of details. Namesake is everything I could have hoped for in this turbulent sequel.

I am so happy with the side characters that Adrienne gave some shine to in this book. The glimpse I saw of them in Fable I liked, and in Namesake I adore them even more. I will say, I felt a little detached with the romance aspect. I just didn’t feel the connections with West and Fable as I did in the previous book. Although, I do love them and “ship” them always.

The ending made me SO happy. It was like a wave crashed and refined everything in Fable’s life and I couldn’t have been happier with it. Such a fantastic wrap up to a beautifully violent duology. Cannot wait to see what Adrienne comes up with next.

– 4 out of 5 splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

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