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It was so great to be back in the world of the Narrows. While I like Fable and Namesake more, I really enjoyed seeing the backstory for many of the things that happen in those books.
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4.5 Stars: Saint is the prequel to Fable and is the story of her father. This is the story of Elias, a young man who is on the verge of getting everything his father ever wanted for him, a ship, a crew, and a license for trading. That's when he crosses paths with a young female dredger who is more than she seems. Isolde is incognito, as she has escaped from her mother's home and wants to get her own life. Saint rescues her from a trader who wants to sell her to the highest bidder. This causes complications and he will have to decide if he wants to save her, or get all that his father wanted for him.

I really enjoyed the Fable series and looked forward to learning about Saint's past and how he came to meet Isolde. This was a great story, it really gave life to the mysterious Saint and I really loved learning about Saint's past as well as Isolde's. The plot alternates between Saint and Isodle's perspectives. The story is thrilling, fast-paced and full of adventure. There were times I was on the edge of my seat, and others where I was thrilled about the action. The narration of the audiobook by Ellen Potter and Will Damron was amazing and had me feeling that I was right there. My one complaint is that this story ends and there is still a gap for me before Fable starts, but I guess that just means I have to use my imagination to fill this in. If you enjoyed Fable, then I recommend you pick this one up. If you enjoy fantasy and romance, I also recommend Saint, I don't think you will be disappointed.
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4.5 stars - This was a great addition to the series Fable series I loved so much. The storytelling was amazing as always. The narration of the audiobook was really well done. Very easy to get into and I couldn’t put it down. If you liked the Fable series, definitely pick this one up!

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a free advanced copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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Absolutely LOVE Fable and Namesake, so was super excited to read Saint. I loved reading about his story and can't wait for more! If you loved the other books, you'll absolutely LOVE this one!
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I love a good origin story and let me tell you, "Saint" did not disappoint at all!! Honestly though, anything Adrienne Young writes will never disappoint because she's just that good! 

I love everything about this world and this book! I was conflicted going into this book because I was NOT a fan of Saint from Fable's books (except the very end of "Namesake" obviously haha) but I knew if Adrienne Young was taking the time to write a book about him then obviously he had to have some redeeming qualities. And he did. In fact, I want more of Saint I loved him so much! Hell, I'll just take more of the Narrows because it's just that good! 

And Isolde!!! Ugh I love her!! I need more of her story!! I feel robbed loving her so much for only one book. 

I listened to the audiobook and LOVED IT!! The narrators for Saint and Isolde were absolutely perfect, I couldn't wish for better narrators.

If you're looking for a YA book series about pirates, gem and rye trading, and swoon worthy romance, go read "Fable" and "Namesake" by Adrienne Young so you can then read "Saint"!!

I have already purchased a physical copy of this book I loved it so much. 

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this arc in exchange for an honest review.
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What an amazing story about the origins of Fable. I do wish I was reading the series all together rather than spaced out when they were published.

We see the origin of Saint’s shipping license, the mapping of the narrows, and budding love for a beautiful gem sage.

We see loyalty, love, cunning, and betrayal.

Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC. I really enjoyed this story.
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Dear Saint,
I don't read many prequels. Often, they don't have much draw for me, because I know how things are going to end up. But I loved being back in Fable's world - even though Fable isn't there yet. Since Isolde wasn't in Fable or Namesake, meeting her was so fascinating to me. I also really loved getting to know Saint, before he was Fable's father. I loved your world, and how you were able to bring the parts that were already established into a clearer light. You were a great addition to the Fable world, and had me rushing off to buy The Last Legacy. A fantastic series with wonderful world building.
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Adrienne Young was BRAVE in releasing this story! Saint and Isolde have become such, such beloved characters and because of that, readers held high expectations for this book. And it was perfect. I loved getting to know them more, seeing Saint's tenderness and mastermind coming to work, and seeing Isolde's bravery and deftness that was surely passed down to her daughter. You can tell Fable knew and was formed by these two characters, even though we first got to know their story when tragedy pulled them apart. Well done, Adrienne Young!
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Book Name:  Saint 

Author: Adrienne Young


Thank you to NetGalley and  Macmillan Audio, for an Audio ARC of Saint by Adrienne Young 

Stars: 5 

Spice : 0 (YA)


- Narrator: Ell Potter;  & Will Damron
- Multi Narrator: yes

Ell Potter 

- has a thick accent
- hard to understand on higher speeds
- very theatrical
- Adds Life to Isolde

Will Damron 

- Read the phone book to me!!!
- Accent is superb
- easily understandable even on high speeds


- Standalone within the Fable Universe
- Dual POV
- High Fantasy
- Young Adult
- Adventure
- Romance
- Fast Paced
- Adrienne Young is an instant add-to-cart author
- Magic of the Fable books
- Makes Saint so human
- a fantastic addition to the Fable Book series.
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I haven't read Fable or Namesake yet, but that needs to change immediately. This is the story of her parents and I fell in love with the world the author created. Ships, treasure, magic, betrayals, romance, and a hot sea captain make this series one that can't miss and I can't wait to sew where this story goes.
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I loved this audiobook!!!! 

The narrator was so excellent and was the perfect voice for Saint.

Loved being back in the Fable world and joining Elias aka Saint in his pirating journeys.
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The narrator for this was great, especially the female narrator.  I love the first two books in the duology, but didn’t get along with this one or the last legacy. I just didn’t feel any connection with any of the characters. The stakes didn’t feel high enough and I didn’t feel the glittering world building did in the first two. Cover art is great as usual and easy writing to understand. Just didn’t like it as much as the others. I also enjoyed the sky in the deep by this author, and I’m looking forward to spells for forgetting by this author as well.
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I've been wanting this book since we first met Saint in Fable, and it's everything I wanted to bring me back to this world! 

This is the origin and love story of Fable's infamous parents. Without giving out spoilers, I will just say Adrienne Young has done it again and fully immerses you in this world. The story was full of twists and answered questions I didn't even realize I had. It also had huge moments that made me want to read through the whole series again to see what I missed the first time. Adrienne's writing is so atmospheric and beautiful and truly makes you feel like what you are reading is happening right in front of you. While this is a prequel to the series I highly recommend reading this series in release order. I also recommend this book series to literally everyone and anyone! 

A huge thank you to netgally and the publisher for a ALC of this title in exchange for my honest thoughts.
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Adrienne Young returns to the world of The Narrows with SAINT, a captivating prequel to FABLE and NAMESAKE.

I love every single thing that I've read by the author, and loved being taken back to the world of the Narrows. The world building and legends of piracy and traders makes for a great read.

The audiobook, narrated by Ell Potter and Will Damron, was wonderful, and really made each character voice shine. as it alternated between the two POVS.

*many thanks to Wednesday Books and Macmillan Audio for the gifted copy for review
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Elias is a seaman with his livelihood on the line and when he meets Isolde, a dredger with a big secret, his life gets even more complicated. If you’ve read the Fable books, this is the story of her mysterious parents.
I’d read and enjoyed Fable & Namesake but this didn’t live up to those for me. Fable’s parents are shrouded in mystery so I felt like there was a lot of potential here, but I just didn’t feel invested in either Elias or Isolde. I had a hard time getting into the book, enjoyed the plot once I did get far enough, but unfortunately closer the book feeling indifferent. Not a bad book by any means but unfortunately didn’t live up to its potential for me. It didn’t add to the original series for me. I know a lot of other people feel differently though!
The audiobook had 2 narrators which always makes a huge difference and I really appreciated.

*Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced audio readers copy in exchange for my honest review.
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I have to say that Adrienne Young’s writing is amazing! And I will continue to read anything she publishes in the future. Saint was absolutely perfect. I loved how we were able to see a young Saint and what lead to his actions in the other two books.  I absolutely adored Saints relationship with Isolde and of course with Clove as well. I wish we had another book because there is definitely more to Saints and Isolde’s story. I loved how the book mention West, I literally screamed! Isolde and Saint reminded me so much of Fable and West. Besides the storyline the cover is absolutely gorgeous. I already own a physical copy and my book shelf looks amazing. I am definitely going to recommend Saint to my students to read. Thank you so much NetGalley for giving this amazing opportunity.
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When I finished reading Namesake in early 2021, I did not expect to return to the world of the Narrows. Fable and West had their "happily ever after". Their ship would sail into the sunset with a (mostly) ending. When Adrienne Young announced "Saint" I was excited to revisit the world of pirates and traders all over again. I'm not sure if Young planned to write Saint the entire time, but I will say, the book definitely answered questions I didn't realize I had. Many of the familiar names from "Fable" made an appearance and I enjoyed seeing the backstory from another set of eyes. 

Overall, while not a mandatory read to enjoy the series, the book was fun and I do reccomend it.
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Adrienne Young does it again! She brings us back to the world of the Narrows and gives us a fantastic story about Fable’s parents; Saint and Isotle. This is the story I’ve been waiting for since I was first introduced to the character of Saint in the book, Fable. 

Saint is such a beautifully written story that helps us get a look at how the Narrows we know now, became the Narrows. It shows us how ‘human’ Saint was before the loss of the love of his life. It helps answer so many questions and in my opinion was done in a very beautiful and heart-melting way. 

After having the question of West’s parentage answered in this book, I really hope that Adrienne continues to give us more stories set in this world!
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This perfect prequel to Fable and Namesake follows Elias (Saint) and Isolde's story.

We get to see the story of Saint and Isolde through Fable's eyes, so it was refreshing to see their own story played out. Going back into the world of the Narrows, full of pirates, liars, and the ocean, was a breath of sweet air. It was lovely to get a prequel, especially since I truly loved Fable and Namesake. So when I discovered Saint was coming out, I knew I had to get my hands on it.

There is one thing that I will say Adrienne Young writes some of the best "I would burn the world to the ground for you" romances. Without it feeling toxic and suffocating, this is what I usually feel about those romances. It becomes bittersweet because you know what happens to Saint and Isolde in the future—falling in love with these characters, only knowing that pain awaits them.

I also was super excited to get more of a background from Clove, Saint's best friend. I wish that we got to know him a bit more, or maybe that is just me wanting a Clove book. Hint, hint, please give us a Clove book. If anything, I love how badass Saint and Isolde was, and even the story of Zola was exciting to read about. How Zola and Saint's feud started, and how it ended in him going after Fable in the future.  

I listened to this book as an audiobook, which was fantastic as it has a duel POV that Ell Potter and Will Damron narrate.
Thank you to Netgalley and Wednesday Books for allowing me to listen to this book early for an honest review.
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Would I read infinite books in The Narrows? Yes.

Saint brings empathy to a character that held a lot of power in the Fable duology even though he had very little on-page time. And the dual-POV with Isolde ramped up the tension to an 11!

I’m likely the minority here… but I was okay with the minimal romance. I get it; it’s a harsh world out there and a short book — not much time for a slow burn. But I perhaps would have liked a little more segue from mutual fascination to “only one bunk”.
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