Fable Readalong: Day 2

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Hello everyone!

It’s day 2 of our Readalong for Fable!

We left off yesterday with so many questions and no answers! Fable has left the island of Jeval and has set off with West and his crew, ready to begin the rest of her life! Let’s find out how it goes.

Today we’re reading Chapters 8-15, which is 65 pages.

Please be warned, the following will include spoilers for Fable by Adrienne Young, Chapters 1-15! Read only if you’ve finished those chapters!


We left with Fable having just risked her life to show the crew that she can take their baits. She is covered with injuries, West is not pleased.

We learn quite a lot about the crew in these chapters. Like how they all used to be waterstrays. How then has Willa got such a valuable dagger with gemstones on it? The crew used to have a dredger, but he stole from them. Now he is at the bottom of the sea. Good luck Fable!

They arrive in Dern and Fable sees one of her father’s ships! West and the crew start hiding a chest under the water – why? What are they hiding? West also demands that she stays on the ship as she is their “cargo”. Calling her cargo when she paid to be there? Why don’t they want anyone to see her?

She snoops around the ship and finds her father’s crest! Which means this ship belongs to her father! This makes so much sense now – but if they’re working for Saint, will that make her time easier with them or harder?

She sneaks off the ship and spies Willa trading her valuable jewelled dagger! Why did she need to trade the dagger away? Is she in trouble of some kind? West must be desperate for that dagger as he is finally turning to her for help! But why? What is so important about this dagger? It means something to Willa, but to West too? What is their connection aside from being crew mates?

Later, Fable notices the way Auster and Paj are with each other. Do we think they are together? Wouldn’t that be the cutest thing? Though I am scared for them as it is super dangerous in this world to show who you have feelings for..

Something happened in a place called Sowan. Fable knows there is cargo on the ship from Sowan. Did they steal it? Who is this Zula man West is talking to and why are they hiding his view from Willa? Are they running a huge scam? And Saint isn’t actually apart if it?

Theyre not going back to Jeval anymore. Fable wonders why, but I think it’s something to do with of her. West only bought her pyre. Now she isn’t there, why would he go? But why was he going there in the first place?

Thank you for joining in today! If anything, I have more questions than I did yesterday!

Comment down below on you’re current theories of this book, and on what you think is going to happen next!

See you all tomorrow!



29 thoughts on “Fable Readalong: Day 2

  1. One thing I’m really curious about is how Willa got her scar. Since it seems that West has feelings for her I don’t think it was him who branded her, but then who did it? Fable’s father? It seems like the only logical explanation, but my gut says it wasn’t him ?

    I think I’ll read a little further today, I don’t want to stop ?

  2. Things just got interesting! So many questions – definitely hard to stop reading because I want to know more. Can Fable trust this crew? Can they trust her?

  3. I’m wondering if West knows exactly who Fable is. Whether from her mothers people, or her fathers. He didn’t seem surprised that she’s a gem sage.

    So many shady characters in this book, its really hard to tell who’s important and who’s not!

    I think Zola might have something to do with Willa’s scar, too ?

  4. I’m really enjoying this book so far!! I agree with Tina and think Zola has got something to do wit Willa’s scar.
    I think West is maybe Willa’s brother, the way he looks out for her.
    Still I’ve got a whole lot of questions left…. hopefully we have some more answers tomorrow!! See you than! X

    1. I also thought about that possibility! Them being siblings would make so much sense!

    2. I agree, or if they aren’t blood related they’ve grown up together so they have a sibling relationship.

    3. I think you’re right, I’ve been getting sibbling vibes from West and Willa the whole time, I was going to say the same thing.

    4. Them being brother and sister would also explain why the dagger would mean something to both of them. It might be a family heirloom.

      I also thought she might wanted to sell it, because it’s the same dagger that her scar came from. Also think Zola had something to do with that.

  5. Hello my fellow Fairylooters and the lovely Lucy! I hope you all are having a great day!

    We learned a little bit more about the Marigold’s crew, but not enough to come to any conclusions. In fact, I question them even more.

    For starters, how did they become a shadow ship under Saint’s power? Why did Saint allow them to be? Also, Saint is obviously well-known in the world, so wouldn’t people know if he had a daughter or not? I wonder if West knows who Fable really is.

    Besides the connection to Saint and the Marigold’s crew, what’s up with Willa? How/ who did she get her scar from? And how does she own a jeweled dagger if she is a Waterside stray?

    And what about the entwined snakes tattoo? What does it mean/ symbolize?

    Other questions include: Who was the Marigold’s old dredger and what did he/she steal? Something important, obviously, but . . . what would be enough to throw a main part of your crew off the ship? What is the Marigold’s crew hiding?

    This book is starting to get good and I want to keep reading! Alas, I must wait to continue tomorrow. I have a feeling there’s going to be a twist in this book soon and I can’t wait to see what happens! I also can’t wait to learn more about the Marigold’s crew and all of their secrets!

  6. I think West’s ship was stolen from Saint in a way and the crew is not obeying Saint, but I’m not sure.

    I like how the little details reveal themselves when the story goes on. As you Lucy, I have even more questions. 😀 But I pretty enjoy this readalong.

    1. I think you might be right about the ship. Things don’t really seem to add up that they’re one of Saint’s crews even if it is supposed to be a shadow ship.

  7. The Marigold has a small crew but so many secrets…… We finally learned the special powers Fable possess. Could West also be a gem sage ? I have the feeling whoever scared Willa’s face will be important for the story and has something to do with Sowan??? Did they hide the chest from Zola, they seemed to be on bad turns with each other. Maybe West kept an eye on Fable for Saint. And therefore didn’t have a choice but to safe her from Koy and always find an excuse to not leave her behind.

  8. Hello guys!

    I’m here again to talk about today’s segment of the book!
    I’m liking it a lot so far. The crew is growing on me and I specially love Willa and West (like Sandy I also think they could be siblings!).

    We now know people with gem identification powers are called gem sages. I like the term; it sounds nice. I’m eager to know how Fable being a gem sage will change things!

    I also have many questions; why is that dagger so important, what did Zola to Willa (I think it has something to do with her scar), what is really the Marigold (I don’t know if it is really a shadow ship, stolen or something else)…

    Like a lot of you said I really want to keep reading! I want to know what happens next!

  9. I can’t wait to find out what happens with the storm. A little danger might bring Fable and the rest of the crew closer. Zola and Willa definitely have some unpleasant history and I agree that it might be to do with her scar. The gem merchant seemed a bit surprised so maybe it’s recent enough that it happened when the crew was in Sowan?
    Fable’s status as a gem sage might also have played a role in her abandonment since it seems like her identity will bring trouble down on the Marigold crew. If there wasn’t significant danger, Saint would probably have kept her. Even if he didn’t care about her much as a daughter, her talent is valuable in itself and could be a source of money which we know motivates Saint if nothing else does.

    I’m really excited to continue reading and find out more ?

  10. I definitely think it’s possible that Willa and West could be siblings, but we’ll have to see! I’m definitely curious as to how they fit in with Saint and if they’re possibly ‘ripping him off’ sounds like a scary thing to attempt!

    Poor Fable, catching attention when she wasn’t trying to! Can’t wait for tomorrow!

    1. OMG! I never thought about them being siblings before! I hope you’re right because I am sensing some chemistry between West and Fable.

  11. I have even more questions after reading this section. The crew continue to be super mysterious and interesting. I think West has been looking out for Fable the last two years, I’m not sure if he actually knows who she is though.

  12. I wonder if the only real “mission” the Marigold was on, was to buy stuff from Fable. Maybe that’s why West only ever bought from her. He probably also knew she was a gem sage, because Saint probably told him. I think they might be hired to protect Fable/help her survive.

    1. Definitely was getting the same vibes!

  13. Ok, I don’t know why, but I’ m pretty sure Willa had done *something* that made the crew not trust her and that it was actually West that gave her that scar! I feel like no matter their shared past, there are still rules and hierarchy in their ship that have to be taken seriously, and that that was such a case… It may have been brutal, but from what we’ve seen the Narrows is a pretty brutal place in general, especially when it comes to survival.. And with the secrets that ship holds I think that all their rules are about survival.

    Also, what the hell is up with that ship???!!! I need to know what is going on! What’s the connection with Fable’s father??!! ???

  14. I love how all the characters are being developed and how we’re finding out more about them bit by bit, including Fable, West, and Willa! I can’t wait *literally*, I’m sure I’ll read ahead, to learn more!

  15. I am thinking maybe one of Wests missions was to keep an eye on Fabel and that’s why they won’t be going back there, but I don’t think he knows who she is.
    I am now really interested in this book, and I am really looking forward to reading more!

  16. I’m thinking West knows who Fable is. He wasn’t surprised when she saw her father’s symbol on the ship. Plus he didn’t want anyone to see her. AND he only traded pyrite with her. What if that was Saint’s wishes? But what does the ship’s crew get up to that Saint doesn’t know?

    I think Paj and Auster would be adorable together! It also begs the question of what is Willa hiding. How did she get her injury if she’s been with West for 2 years?

    I definitely think there is more to the whole crew than they are letting on. Especially since they were very confused when they were told that they weren’t going back to Jeval.

    I’m so enjoying this novel and can’t wait to read on! (I’m at work right now so not able to read on). It’s so interesting how we’re finding out information as we go along. As if Fable doesn’t even know everything.

    1. I agree a lot with what you are saying! I agree, I think West knows who she is – which I think is crazy since it’s one of Saint’s rules to not tell people who you care about.

      And yes! I love the LGBTQIA+ representation! It doesn’t feel forced, and you can tell the characters care for one another!

  17. Hello Everyone! I’m so late to post! I was behind and then I was ahead. I can’t put the book down!

    For this section, I loved getting a different change of scenery and seeing more of this world. The world is so well thought out and defined, and we – the readers – start to see how big this world is! We get to know the guilds, the rules of the world, and how secretive everyone must be to survive!

    The moments in the market were my favorite in this section! I loved seeing how Fable interacted with this part of the world. Though she sailed with her father, she was never part of the trades he did. I like how Young give Fable flaws. She’s not naturally good at trading or knowing how to act or what to say at every given moment. She over pays for the dagger, and gives too much spotlight on her knowledge of gems. Don’t get me wrong, Fable is a strong character and capable to protect herself, but she also does not fall into the “strong female character” that can “do no wrong” and is “perfectly flawed” in ways that aren’t actually flawed. Fable is an amazing character was a lot of depth, and I’m interested to see where her story goes!

    1. I like Fable. And i think she learns a lot on the ship

  18. I began supsecting something was to do with Fable when West said he wouldn’t be returning to Jeval. I’m glad she snuck off the ship, I wouldn’t want to stay put either. So curious what West and the crew did in Sowan though. Will it come back to haunt him? There’s so much content in this book for just a few chapters. I’m enjoying the pacing a lot. I’m flying through this.

  19. I’m flying through the pages. I’t so good. I’d like to know more about the crew. What happened in Sowan and why is West not returning to Jewal? So many questions…

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